Give to Discovery Park

Gifts to Discovery Park help support and strengthen every area of the museum and park. From regular maintenance to creating new, life-changing exhibits, your donation will inspire children and adults to see beyond. Gifts may also be made in honor or memory of a loved one.

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Thanks to continued support from generous donors like you, Discovery Park of America will continue to grow and thrive. There are several programs you can donate to that support our mission, including:

  • Educational Greenhouse and Pavilion
    • Your support of $100 or more for this project will assure your name is on the wall of “Green Thumb” supporters when the exhibit opens in 2023.
  • Duck, Duck, Goose:  Waterfowl of the Mississippi Flyway
    • Your gift of $250 or more for this project will assure your name on the donor wall.
  • Kirkland Scholarship Program
    • Your gift to the Kirkland Scholarship Program allows for free admission for students on field trips from schools with underserved students.
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Honorariums and Memorials

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved or memorialize a loved one. Your donation to Discovery Park of America made in honor or memory of someone ensures that their legacy that extends into the far future.

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Sponsor a Field Trip

A contribution of $250 to the Kirkland Scholarship Fund will pay for 100% of the cost of admission for 30 students to visit Discovery Park of America.  This fund targets schools in Tennessee where 50% or more of the students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

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2022 Impact Report

Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its founder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation.

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