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Gift Membership Certificates

Giving a gift certificate to the Tennessee Aquarium means giving a full year to experience wonder and adventure!  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 ($135)– One specified member plus one guest each visit

Family ($195)– Two specified adults and any five kids (ages 3-18) each visit

Dual Deluxe ($195)– Same as Dual, but also includes unlimited 45-minute IMAX films

Family Deluxe ($275)– Same as Family, but also includes unlimited 45-minute IMAX film

Membership Gift Certificate FAQs

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

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, visit 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. When will my gift certificate be shipped?

A. Gift certificates 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 will arrive by December 25th. To guarantee holiday delivery, please purchase onsite.

Q. How is the gift certificate 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.

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.

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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