Your gifts support educational programs as well as conservation and research efforts in the region.


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Tell us your story
What’s Your Aquarium Story? We’d like to hear about your amazing Aquarium experience via e-mail, video, pictures or audio.


Join and Give

 A family explores aquatic habitats from all over the world, in their hometown. Rural schoolchildren touch horseshoe crabs and learn about tarantulas with Mr. Bill during an outreach program. An intern gains the experience and excitement to pursue a career in marine science. Elementary school children release endangered sturgeon into their native waters, on the banks of the Tennessee River. A city watches as its riverfront comes back to life. That’s pretty wonderful.

The Tennessee Aquarium has been inspiring wonder for twenty years.

Enjoy the wonder and excitement of the natural world up-close, all year long. Stay connected with the Aquarium through events, member programs and trips.
Become a contributing member


Be part of the next 20 years and take joining to a new level. Your contributing membership combines the best of both worlds:  your Annual Fund support helps our education and conservation programs grow and you enjoy member benefits.

Give the gift of wonder


Help us celebrate 20 wonder-filled years by giving $20 or more to the Aquarium’s Annual Fund. This gift is an investment in a world-class experience right here at home.
Why your gift matters


You say it best. Our loyal community of volunteers, donors and members share why a gift to the Tennessee Aquarium is a smart investment.

“I want to see the Aquarium succeed beyond our imagination. We’ve got to look down the road to the future and if we don’t support it now, how will we succeed? Only by the support of the community will there always be something new and exciting to see.” – Everett Kerr, 20-year Volunteer & Contributing Member