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

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Your Dollars at Work

What does your money support?

Daily guard service for our exhibitions
6 out of 15 staff members
All monthly Family Fun Days and Stroller Tours
80% of all exhibition costs
Exhibition-related lecture series
All education and community outreach
12 student assistants


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 members only newsletters
  • 10 percent discount in the Museum Store
  • Discounts and priority registration for summer camps, bus tours, and other ticketed events
  • Access to Smithsonian memberships at a reduced cost
  • Recognition in the museum’s annual report

General Membership

  • Student: $15
    Membership benefits for one UT student
  • Individual: $30
    Membership benefits for an individual
  • Couple/Family: $50
    Membership benefits for a couple or family
  • Contributing: $100
    Membership benefits and a welcome gift
  • Sustaining: $250
    Membership benefits and welcome gift
  • Supporting: $500
    Membership benefits and welcome gift

Director’s Circle

  • Patron: $1,000
    Patrons are entitled to 20 percent discount on a museum rental
  • Benefactor: $2,500 
    Benefactors are entitled to 50 percent discount on a museum rental
  • Grand Benefactor: $5,000
    Grand Benefactors are entitled to one annual courtesy rental of the museum

In addition to the above benefits, Director’s Circle members will receive invitations to exclusive Director’s Circle events, such as behind-the-scenes VIP tours, an optional individual family member (upon request), and discounted or free museum rental options.

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