Choose Between Two Options
- $117 for a one-year family membership and a Path of Life brick ($135 value)
- $17 for a one-year family membership ($35 value)
Path of Life bricks are located at the entrance of the visitor’s center. Bricks can be printed with a name of a friend or loved one or with a message to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. Each brick is also considered a donation as it supports the ongoing cultural and educational programs of the Chattanooga Audubon Society.
Chattanooga Audubon Society
What is now the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary was once the Walker family farm, where highly respected naturalist and Chattanooga Audubon Society founder Robert Sparks Walker was born in 1878. Walker formed the Chattanooga Audubon Society in 1944, with a vision of educating citizens on the importance of protecting the environment and respecting nature the way the area's Native Americans had for thousands of years.
Today, the society is the steward of three sanctuaries: Elise Chapin Sanctuary at Audubon Acres, Maclellan Sanctuary on Audubon Island, and David Gray Sanctuary on Audubon Mountain. Each offers a unique look into the history, wildlife, and natural splendor of the area as well as educational programs that help children and adults discover the area.