Museum Membership

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

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Your Dollars at Work

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

Benefits of Museum Membership

Membership contributions to the museum are 100 percent tax deductible and available at every level. All members receive:

  • Invitations to members-only previews and special events
  • A subscription to our monthly newsletter
  • 10 percent discount in the Museum Store and invitations to bi-annual sale preview events
  • Discounts and priority registration for summer camps and other museum activities
  • Access to Smithsonian memberships at a reduced cost
  • Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report

General Membership

Individual/Family: $30
Membership benefits for an individual or family

Contributing: $50
Membership benefits + welcome gift

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

Director’s Circle

In addition to the above benefits, Director’s Circle members will receive:

  • Invitations to exclusive special events, including our annual recognition event and pre-lecture “meet & greets” with individual access to guest lecturers
  • The opportunity to participate in museum-sponsored trips
  • Special visits to private collections and museums
  • Recognition as a Director’s Circle member in our Annual Report and on our website

Supporting: $250

Patron: $500

Benefactor: $1,000 
Benefactors are entitled to 20% discount on a museum rental

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

Double your membership at no cost to you with employer gift matching! Click here to see if your employer offers a charitable match. Fill out your company’s matching gift form, mail to the museum, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Ways to Join


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 865-974-2143 or 865-974-2144