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Gift Membership Certificates

Celebrate the Holidays with the gift of Membership gift certificate and receive a free coloring book!

Giving a gift certificate to the Tennessee Aquarium means giving a full year to experience wonder and adventure!  Each gift certificate purchased between November 14th and December 19th, 2022 will arrive with a free Tennessee Aquarium coloring book designed by our incredible graphic design team.

Choose from four gift certificate options: Dual, Family, Dual Deluxe, or Family Deluxe. All gift memberships include unlimited access to the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings, discounts on 45 min. IMAX films (free for Deluxe), and much more.

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Membership Gift Certificates

Membership Gift Certificate Categories

All categories include unlimited Aquarium admission for the number of individuals detailed below.

Dual ($120)– One specified member plus one guest each visit

Family ($175)– Two specified adults and any five kids (ages 3-18) each visit

Dual Deluxe ($180)– Same as Dual, but also includes unlimited 45-minute IMAX films

Family Deluxe ($255)– Same as Family, but also includes unlimited 45-minute IMAX film

Membership Gift Certificate & Coloring Book FAQs

If your membership gift certificate question is not answered here, please email us. Membership FAQs can be found here.

Q. What is the Membership gift certificate with coloring book program?

A. For the 2022 holiday season, each gift certificate purchase made online or in-person, beginning November 14th to December 19th will receive one free coloring book (while supplies last). If purchased online, the gift certificate and coloring book will be mailed to the recipient or directly to the giver, if specified. If purchased in person, the gift certificate and coloring book will be given to the purchaser. Gift certificates may be purchased in person at Member Services in the River Journey building or at the Ticketing Center from November 14th to December 19th (while supplies last). PLEASE NOTE:
Due to shipping delays, we cannot guarantee that mailed certificates or coloring books will arrive by December 25th. To guarantee holiday delivery, please purchase onsite. Membership pricing will increase on January 1, 2023.

Q. What is the Tennessee Aquarium membership gift certificate?

A. The Tennessee Aquarium membership gift certificate covers the full amount of the Dual, Family, Dual Deluxe, or Family Deluxe membership based on the price paid. Guest passes can also be added at the time of purchase or by the recipient for $50 per guest pass. The front of the certificate indicates the redeemable membership type and reads, “Gift Membership.”

Q. How is the gift certificate redeemed?

A. The membership begins when the recipient brings the gift certificate to Member Services in the River Journey aquarium or to the Ticketing center for redemption. At that time, the recipient will designate members, take photos, and provide a mailing address, email address, and phone number to begin the membership. Child passes and guest passes must be used with a specified member present. Specified members are non-transferable. The membership is valid for one full year from the day of redemption. Member passes for the year will be printed at the time of redemption after providing account information.

Q. What benefits are included with a Tennessee Aquarium membership?

A. For a full list of member benefits, including discounts to IMAX Theater, gift shops, and regional attractions and businesses, go here.

Q. Where do you ship gift certificates?

A. Gift certificates may be shipped to valid street addresses or post office boxes within the 50 United States. We do not ship gift certificates outside of the United States.

Q. When will my gift certificate and coloring book be shipped?

A. Gift certificates with coloring book will be shipped via USPS 3 to 4 business days after receiving the online purchase. Tracking information will not be available through the Tennessee Aquarium or USPS. PLEASE NOTE: Due to shipping delays, we cannot guarantee that mailed certificates or coloring book will arrive by December 25th. To guarantee holiday delivery, please purchase onsite.

Q. How is the gift certificate and coloring book packaged for shipment?

A. Gift certificates are attached to a Tennessee Aquarium Membership card with redemption instructions listed on the back. This card with the attached certificate is placed in a To/From envelope. Then placed inside a green outer envelope. The coloring book with the green envelope will be sealed within a brown, sturdy envelope mailer.

Q. What if I need to include an additional coloring book with my order?

A. After completing your online purchase, please contact the Membership Department at joinus@tnaqua.org or 423-267-3474 (you may have to leave a message) to purchase any additional coloring books needed for $5 each. Credit card payment will be taken over the phone. Additional coloring books are available for purchase over the phone until December 19th or while supplies last. The additional coloring books may need to be shipped separately depending on how many are purchased. Coloring books may also be purchased in person at Member Services or the Ticketing Center while supplies last.

Q. What is the size of the coloring book?

A. The coloring book is 8” x 10” with 25 pages. The coloring book is for ages 3 and up with varying levels of difficulty throughout. The cover is made with thicker paper and intentionally left without color so it can be decorated however the recipient chooses! The Tennessee Aquarium graphic design team created the images based on animals found within both our River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. This is an exclusive Tennessee Aquarium item.

Q. What is the gift certificate return policy?

A. Tennessee Aquarium Membership gift certificates are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash, check, or credit. Memberships are considered donations to the Tennessee Aquarium. The value of the Membership gift certificate does not expire at any time before redemption. Coloring books are promotional items and are not returnable or able to be exchanged for other items.

Q. How can I replace a lost or stolen membership gift certificate?

A. We can reprint a Membership gift certificate that has not been redeemed at Member Services or at the Ticketing Center at no charge. You will need to know the name of the giver and their address at the time of purchase for the cashier to locate the Membership gift certificate within our system.

Q. Can I apply the cost of my general admission tickets towards a Membership gift certificate?

A. Yes. Tickets are applied on a one-for-one basis. For example, if you originally purchased 4 tickets and want to purchase a Dual gift certificate, then you may redeem 2 tickets towards the purchase price. You have up to 60 days to redeem your tickets towards a gift certificate. Bring the original receipt or tickets to Member Services or the Ticketing center. You may also contact the Membership Department at 423-267-3474. Please note: you may have to leave a message when calling.

Q. Is my Membership gift certificate payment tax-deductible?

A. Operating as a nonprofit organization, the Tennessee Aquarium is committed to being a prudent steward of the support entrusted to us by our community. Memberships may be considered 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed under Internal Revenue Service guidelines. You should consult your tax preparer with specific tax questions.

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