We help zoos, aquariums & gardens thrive

Everything you need to know about your zoo, aquarium or garden’s visitors is available at a glance in Tessitura. This in-depth understanding lets you build valuable relationships that cultivate lifelong loyalty.

With Tessitura, you get a holistic view of every visitor because every transaction happens in Tessitura. Manage general admissions alongside memorable upgrades, such as animal encounters or feedings. Recognize your most enthusiastic fans with robust membership options to drive deep engagement. And grow revenue with flexible paths for online and mobile transactions, including add-ons such as parking or merchandise.

When all your visitor data is accessible in one system, you can connect insights across your entire organization.

“That’s the key element for us: Can we partner with someone who’s thinking about tomorrow? It’s our culture to consistently test the boundaries and find out how we do it better. Having partners that can help support that is critically important.”

Anthony Rivera, Georgia Aquarium
Guests point toward a huge whale shark and other fish in the Georgia Aquarium's Ocean Voyager gallery, the world's largest single aquatic exhibit.
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Zoos, aquariums & gardens using Tessitura

Zoos and aquariums are among our fastest-growing markets. Of the 750+ organizations using Tessitura worldwide, 160 of them are admissions-based attractions. Tessitura helps them improve visitor experience, streamline operations, build loyalty and engagement, and increase revenue.

Mystic Aquarium - Juno

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, Connecticut

Calgary Zoo - Kimani

Calgary Zoo

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Shedd Aquarium

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, Illinois

Tools built specifically for your needs

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    Ticketing & admissions

    Handle a full scope of ticket operations, including general and timed admissions, capacity-controlled ticketing, packaged experiences and group sales.

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    Provide a limitless number of membership levels, overlapping membership types and imaginative affinity programs.

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    Steward donors with simple-to-use moves management tools.

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    Offer classes, workshops, tours, school visits and more — individually or in series.

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    Access control

    Get real-time notifications, monitoring and reporting so you can provide exceptional customer service.

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    Retail point-of-sale

    Manage your gift shop, food & beverage and more with integrated Tessitura partners.


Want to learn more?

Tessitura’s platform is built on an industry-leading technology stack, eliminating the need to manage brittle integrations or multiple systems. Our powerful solution was created specifically for cultural attractions and is continually innovating to meet your needs.

As a nonprofit tech company, we're tirelessly devoted to one thing: helping you achieve your mission and advance your business.

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