Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program

The Tennessee Aquarium is pleased to offer the Community Outreach Program to area non-profit organizations.

The mission of the Tennessee Aquarium is to “connect people with nature and empower them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife.”  We are committed to providing an opportunity for our community to experience that mission in action. The Community Outreach Program allows area non-profits to share the Aquarium experience with the people they serve. 

Award Details and Eligibility
• Open to 501(c)(3) organizations in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
• Each awarded organization will receive entry for a group of 15 to 40 people to the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. The group must visit during the designated period. 
• Reservations are subject to availability and must be made at least two weeks in advance.
• Awarded organizations must submit a brief evaluation (and photos if available) after their visit – the evaluation form will be provided with the group reservation details. 
• Aquarium staff will notify all applicants of award decisions and the reservation process via email.


Please refer back to this page beginning June 5, 2018 for information about the summer program.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Mara-Lynne Payne, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion