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Adventure Science Center

800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4833
+1 615-862-5160
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A must do activity for families visiting Nashville

I was here during the solar eclipse and the eclipse science festival in August 2017. The center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Just OK for tweens

We were in Nashville for the eclipse and were told we see this kid's center. It certainly was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore 44,000 square feet of over 175 exciting hands-on science exhibits and activities revealing the wonders of biology, physics, chemistry, medicine, space, earth science, technology, and more. Experience a state-of-the-art planetarium offering spectacular journeys to the stars, laser shows, and amazing full-dome films for children and adults. Enjoy award-winning daily live science demos, labs, and science cafes presented by a talented staff of scientist educators. Adventure Science Center is dedicated to creating learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit center of science, learning, and exploration.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4833
+1 615-862-5160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here during the solar eclipse and the eclipse science festival in August 2017. The center offers three floors of science halls with loads of info. For a space buff like me, the very large image of the caldera of the Olympus Mons volcano...More

Thank Marsgoddess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Nashville for the eclipse and were told we see this kid's center. It certainly was not worth the $40 entry fee for my tween. There are some tween appropriate activities, but there are a lot of activities for really young kids. There...More

Thank Daytonmomma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with thousands others for the Solar Eclipse and they are bar none fantastic! Top notch instruction, top notch education, top notch fun experience that is great for locals and tourists. They also conduct school field trips and have a great Planetarium! I...More

Thank CitizenServices
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited twice, with grand kids and foster kids. All loved it. The building is fun and educational. The current exhibit on nature is informative. IThere is an option to apply your admission fee to a family pass at the end...More

Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Adventure Science Center the day after the eclipse when the attendance was much lower. We enjoyed the eclipse and shark planetarium shows. My kids loved the digestive exhibit along with the climbing structure that spans from the ground floor to the...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poorly organized. Overpriced. $49 for what? Inadequate parking. Inadequate shuttle service. Kids' show in planetarium that was pointless for adults. Speaker from ESA appeared to know his stuff, but the sound system was poor and his English wasn;t great.

Thank HardGrader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many science center/museums in various cities such as Philadelphia, Mystic (CT), Austin, NY, and more. I personally liked this place best. It offers many interactive activities for kids and very informative as well. It is a must for a family with kids.

Thank Soowook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was crowded (Sunday before the total eclipse and a festival on the grounds) but everything was fun and high quality. My kids didn't want to leave. The movie about the eclipse was really cool. Love the ceiling screen 😊👍 The on-site cafe is a...More

Thank Pixelfairy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits in this museum focus a lot on the body, which is a nice change from the physical science of other museums. There is a great area for kids to climb up to the 3rd floor, a solar system section, and the planetarium experience...More

Thank fairgirl59
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Our 8 and 10 year old's enjoyed their afternoon at this science center. There was plenty to do to keep them occupied for 3 to 4 hours.

Thank Tim O
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7 April 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for including us in your plans. Generally, we advise guests to allow between 3 to 4 hours for a visit to the Science Center. This gives you time to explore the exhibits and engage in the hands-on... More
Waylon M
11 March 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
We have a full-service Subway restaurant on our second floor. Visitors may also choose to bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the outdoor picnic area located off the lower parking area or leave the Center to visit a nearby... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
Good morning, the answer to both your questions is yes! In designing and fabricating the permanent exhibits within the Adventure Science Center, we worked closely with the Nashville ADA office to make our exhibits as... More