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Children love the open-ended self-directed learning experiences found in every corner of the Discovery Center. And with 30,000 sq. ft. of museum space and new exhibits each year, it’s a different experience at every visit!  Discover a whole year of fun with a Discovery Center Membership!

Choose from a One+One, Discovery, Grandparent Discovery or Sustaining Memberships. Get free admission for a year and discounts on parties, programs and more. Membership fees also provide ongoing support for Discovery Center which benefits all families in our community!

If you would like to upgrade your membership, please call us at (615) 890-2300.

MEMBERSHIP POLICIES

  • Memberships represent one household; members from separate households must obtain separate memberships. Only two adults of the same household may use the membership.
  • Family memberships include children or grandchildren age 17 and under; adult children or adult grandchildren are not included.
  • Memberships cannot be refunded, exchanged or transferred.
  • Memberships exclude school field trips and other ticketed organized group visits for children.
  • Driver’s license is required to check in.

Membership Types

Discovery Center also offers a 15% discount for current Tennessee licensed educators* and active or retired military families on any membership level!

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One + One Membership – $65

• Unlimited admission for one parent & one named child (or one grandparent & one child)
• Free admission to special events
• Invitations to members-only events
• Discounts on birthdays and camps
• Priority enrollment in camps
• 10% off in the gift shop
• $3 off admission for any guest attending with member

Discovery Membership – $100

• Unlimited admission for 2 named adults and 4 named children of the same household
• Free admission to special events
• Invitations to members-only events
• Discounts on birthdays and camps
• Priority enrollment in camps
• 10% off in the gift shop
• $3 off admission for any guest attending with member

Grandparent Discovery Membership – $100

Same as Discovery Membership except
• Unlimited admission for 2 named grandparents and up to 4 grandchildren each visit

Deluxe or Deluxe Grandparent Membership – $135 <-Best Value!

All benefits of Discovery Membership, plus
• 50% off admission to over 150 participating museums in the ACM Reciprocal Program.
• One free Additional Caregiver Card
• Free admission to SPARK! during the term of the membership

Sustaining Membership – $275

All benefits of Deluxe Membership, plus
• 2 additional guests each visit
• 50% off a 3-hour facility rental or one free Discovery birthday party ($150 value!)
• Recognition as Sustaining Member in one e-newsletter

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*Teacher Discount Policy

Currently employed K – 12th grade classroom teachers enjoy a 15% discount off their membership. Only teachers may receive this discount. Other school staff such as aides, cafeteria workers, and administrative staff are not eligible.

The teacher must provide proof of current employment and position to receive the discount. Acceptable forms include:

  • Current school staff ID showing their position
  • Current pay stub showing their position
  • Letter or email from school principal stating their current employment and position