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Business Partners are vital to the Tennessee Aquarium’s conservation mission. Our partners support education, exhibits, research and conservation projects. As a Business Partner you choose from a variety of benefits that best fit your organization. Click here to see our current Business Partners.

For more information, contact Meredith Lewallen, corporate & event sales, at 423-785-3019.

Membership Levels and Benefits:

PARTNER: $1,000 - $2,499
  1/3 - Used to support our educational programs (tax credit)
  2/3 - Customized benefits including:

  • Personalized corporate VIP passes to the Aquarium or
    IMAX® 3D Theater
  • Choose to donate Youth field trip tickets for schoolchildren who might not otherwise have the financial means to visit
  • Half-price coupons for your employees during Partner Appreciation Days in February
  • Option to purchase additional Aquarium and IMAX tickets at
    special discounted business partner rate
  • 20 percent discount on additional facility rental events
  • Private tours of the Aquarium for VIP guests (by appointment only)
  • Custom-designed certificate identifying you as an Aquarium Business Partner
  • Recognition in the Aquarium & IMAX lobbies
  • Recognition in the Riverwatch magazine/annual report-
    distributed to more than 21,000 households
  • Yearly subscription to the Riverwatch magazine
  • Use of the member’s express entrance

"The Aquarium has been a catalyst to the economic growth of Chattanooga and the surrounding area. We value the benefits we receive as a business partner of the Aquarium and use our complimentary passes when we host visitors and business associates from all over the world."

Bill Caulkins, vice president Sherman & Reilly, Inc.

ASSOCIATE PARTNER: $2,500 - $4,999
  1/3 - Used to support educational programs
(tax credit)
  2/3 - Customized benefits including:

  • All Partner benefits shown above, plus:
  • One free use of the IMAX Center Boardroom ($200 value)
  • Behind-the-scenes Tours (by appointment only)


"Easy access to your meeting facility and the friendly, responsive staff at the Aquarium helped make our meeting productive and successful."


Robert O. Best, senior vice president, customer loyalty, service and chief information officer, UnumProvident Corp.



MANAGING PARTNER: $5,000 - $9,999
  1/3 - Used to support educational programs (tax credit)
  2/3 - Customized benefits including:

  • All partner benefits shown above, plus:
  • One free use of the IMAX Center Boardroom ($200 value)
  • Behind-the-scenes Tours (by appointment only)
  • Invitations to special VIP Events
  • Lunch with the Aquarium president

"One way we try to make a difference in our community is by supporting education. The educational programs offered at the Tennessee Aquarium are a great resource for teachers, parents and kids of all ages."

Ellsworth McKee, chairman of the board, McKee Foods Corp


EXECUTIVE PARTNER: $10,000 +
  1/3 - Used to support educational programs (tax credit)
  2/3 - Customized benefits including:

  • All partner benefits shown above, plus:
  • Two free uses of the IMAX Center Boardroom ($400 value)
  • Behind-the-scenes Tours (by appointment only)
  • Invitations to special VIP Events
  • Lunch with the Aquarium president
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