Museum Membership

Experience all that the McClung has to offer—as a member!

McClung members experience the Museum in the best way possible! Exclusive member privileges include unlimited free admission, private exhibition previews, valuable discounts and more.

Your support of the McClung as a member provides critical funding for our award-winning exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs that enrich the lives of so many children and adults in East Tennessee.

Core Member Benefits

Membership contributions to the museum are 100 percent tax deductible and are credited toward membership in the University of Tennessee’s donor clubs and societies. Additionally, membership gives you:

• An open door to the museum seven days a week for you, your family, and friends
• Invitations to members-only previews and special events
• A subscription to our monthly newsletter, which contains insider information about the museum and upcoming programs and activities
• A 10 percent savings in the Museum Shop and advance notice of special sales
• Invitation to bi-annual sale preview events
• Priority registration and discounts on participation in museum-sponsored activities, such as summer camps
• Access to Smithsonian memberships at a reduced cost
• Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report

Membership Categories and Benefits

Individual/Family: $30
Core benefits

Contributing: $50
Core benefits + welcome gift

Sustaining: $100
Core benefits + welcome gift + one annual behind-the-scenes VIP tour

Director’s Circle

In addition to the benefits of a Sustaining membership, Director’s Circle members receive invitations to exclusive special events and trips.  These include an annual recognition event, pre-lecture meet and greets, and the opportunity to participate in museum-sponsored trips and special visits to private collections and museums.

Supporting: $250

Patron: $500

Benefactor: $1,000

Grand Benefactor: $2,500
Grand Benefactors are entitled to one annual courtesy rental of the museum

Double your membership at no cost to you! Employer gift matching makes it easy. Click here to see if your employer offers a charitable match. Then fill out your company’s matching gift forms, mail the completed form to the museum, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Become a McClung Member Online

By Mail

If you prefer to join or renew by mail please fill out a membership form and mail it to the address below:

The McClung Museum
The University of Tennessee
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

By Phone

Call 865-974-2144 and ask about membership