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Donate to the Power of Play

As a non-profit institution, Muse Knoxville relies on the support and generosity of people like you. You and your family are our best partner in supporting learning opportunities for families in East Tennessee. We happily accept gifts of cash, stock, and securities, and also IN-KIND gifts and services.

Muse for ALL Donations

The Muse for All fund ensures everyone can access Muse Knoxville’s programs and services regardless of economic, social, or physical barriers.

By donating to the Muse for All fund, your organization will provide our region with an essential resource for early-childhood education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) enrichment.

Your investment provides critical educational opportunities to under-resourced elementary-aged students across East Tennessee. Review our critical funding needs to learn more.

Outreach Education Programs

In-school educational programs that meet National and State curriculum science standards. Programs are provided to schools in 24 counties across East Tennessee, helping teachers expand their existing science curriculum with hands-on learning.

Field Trip Education Programs

In-museum field trip opportunities for up to 90 students per trip. Includes a curriculum-based educational program chosen by the teacher, as well as a planetarium show and play on the exhibit floor.

FAMILY STEAM EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Up to two hours of educational programming, presented at a school. The program includes five interactive stations demonstrating the value of hands-on STEAM learning, designed with the entire family in mind.

Family Access memberships

A reduced-cost, year-long Muse Membership for families receiving public income-related assistance. This $20 membership grants unlimited access to Muse Knoxville.

FREE Family Nights

PMHeld the fourth Friday of each month, our Chilhowee Park location offers free admission and planetarium shows from 5PM-7PM, ensuring our museum is accessible to all families within our community.

teacher professional development

In partnership with regional Pre K – 5th schools, Muse Knoxville offers professional development workshops for local early childhood and STEAM educators to address our community’s urgent curriculum needs.

Corporate Sponsorships

By supporting Muse Knoxville, your organization can help provide our region with a resource for early-childhood education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) enrichment and help make East Tennessee the best place to live, learn, and play.

Find specific programs, events, and exhibits to sponsor by downloading our corporate partnership program packet or browsing our Benefit Levels.

Have a question you don’t see answered here? Please feel free to Contact our Executive Director, Allison Comer, for more information!

Thinker Sponsorship | $1,000

  • Text Recognition in Muse marketing materials, including Monthly Calendar and eNewsletter, Annual Report, and Muse Website
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Feature in the museum

Explorer Sponsorship | $2.500

  • One-time Recognition with a Company Bio and Recognition as a Corporate Partner on Muse’s Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Text Recognition in Muse marketing materials, including Monthly Calendar and eNewsletter, Annual Report, and Muse Website
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Feature in the museum

MAKER SPONSORSHIP | $10,000

  • 10% Discount on ALL Muse Memberships (including gift memberships) for employees with ID
  • Quarterly Recognition with a Company Bio and Recognition as a Corporate Partner on Muse’s Social Media
  • Logo Recognition in Muse marketing materials, including Monthly Calendar and eNewsletter, Annual Report, and Muse Website
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Feature in the museum

Builder Sponsorship | $25,000

  • Sponsorship of a mutually agreed upon week which recognizes your corporation’s contribution to the Museum through signage that will draw attention to your sponsorship (includes employee volunteer opportunities)
  • One Complimentary Family Fun Corporate Day at the museum for employees 
  • 25% Discount on ALL Muse Memberships (including gift memberships) for employees with ID 
  • Quarterly Recognition with a Company Bio and Recognition as a Corporate Partner on Muse’s Social Media
  • Logo Recognition in Muse marketing materials, including Monthly Calendar and eNewsletter, Annual Report, and Muse Website
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Feature in the museum

Imagineers Sponsorship | $50,000

  • Sponsorship of a mutually agreed upon week which recognizes your corporation’s contribution to the Museum through signage that will draw attention to your sponsorship (includes employee volunteer opportunities)
  • One Complimentary Family Fun Corporate Day at the museum for employees 
  • 50% Discount on ALL Muse Memberships (including gift memberships) for employees with ID
  • Quarterly Recognition with a Company Bio and Recognition as a Corporate Partner on Muse’s Social Media
  • Logo Recognition in Muse marketing materials, including Monthly Calendar and eNewsletter, Annual Report, and Muse Website
  • Recognition on the Annual Donor Feature in the museum

In Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts help the museum by providing the important services and products necessary to present high-caliber exhibitions, engaging programming, and fun-filled events.

Community involvement is critical to our success! One of the many ways you may get involved is by providing in-kind goods, services, and talents!

Goods & Materials

  • Gift Cards
  • Silent Auction Gifts and Services​

Consumables​:

  • ​Construction Paper
  • Paper Tubes
  • Tape (all kinds)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Wire
  • Glue Sticks
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Wooden Spools
  • Drinking straws

Talent & Services

  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Painting

Other ways to Give

  • Make a General Donation
  • We’re always looking for more volunteers! Check out our Volunteer page on Volunteer East Tennessee for our current opportunities.

Thank you to our

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you for joining us in our mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences!

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