& Donations

Ijams Nature Center is very special place where you can learn, play and escape. But it needs your help to stay that way.

Go Wild! Become a member today!

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By becoming a member of Ijams, you’ll help keep trails open and make bridges and boardwalks safe. You’ll care for the animals that live here. You’ll create rich, outdoor educational experiences that connect people to the environment and inspire them to protect the Earth.

Please “Go Wild” and become a member of Ijams Nature Center. Because when you care about something, you nurture and protect it, now and for future generations.​

Members also receive special benefits:

  • Discounts on some programs

  • Access to MEMBERS ONLY programs

  • 10% discount in the gift shop and on facility rentals

  • 10% discount on Navitat Knoxville

  • Discounts on Nature Adventure Day Camps and Birthday Party Adventures

  • Reciprocal benefits at other national nature centers

Membership & Giving Levels


Family – $60
Membership for two adults and dependent children under 18

Individual – $35
Membership for one adult

Individual Senior – $25
Membership for one adult age 60+


Ijams Legacy members receive all of the benefits listed above as well as invitations to special events.

1910 Society – $1,910 or greater
Learn more about the 1910 Society

The Conservationists – $500-$1,909

Friends of Ijams – $100-$499

Other Ways to Give Back

To become a member or make a donation now, please use Ijams Nature Center’s secure online donation page. You can donate by credit card in a lump sum or make your gift in recurring monthly increments to be “evergreen!”


To join by phone, please call Karen Cooley at +1865-577-4717 ext. 1007. You also can stop by and join in person at the Visitor Center.

Together, we can build a brighter future.

Thank you for supporting Ijams Nature Center!

Ijams does not share or sell donor information to third parties.