A membership gift certificate is activated on the date of the first visit rather than the date of purchase. This gives the gift recipient the flexibility to start their membership at their convenience.
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 FAQs
Q. What is the Tennessee Aquarium membership gift certificate?
A. The Tennessee Aquarium membership gift certificate covers the full amount of the Dual, Dual Deluxe, Family, or Family Deluxe membership based on the price paid. Guest passes can also be added at time of purchase or by the recipient at the time of redemption 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 building for redemption. At that time, the recipient will designate members, take photos, and provide a mailing address, email address, and phone number in order to begin the membership. Child passes and guest passes must be used with a designated member present. Designated members are non-transferable. The membership is valid 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 exclusive discounts to IMAX Theater, gift shops, and regional attractions and businesses, view our Member Benefits page.
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. 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 in the River Journey building at no charge. You will need to know the name of the giver and their address at time of purchase in order 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 Riverplace ticket center. You may also contact the Membership Department at 423-267-3474.
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.