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Adventure Science Center

800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
615 862 5160
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Ranked #51 of 122 attractions in Nashville
Type: Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Popular museum geared toward educating kids through numerous interactive exhibits.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you go, set your expectations appropriately: the light show is not synced to the music, in some places there is odd clip art dancing on the screen. On the plus side, the tickets are relatively inexpensive. I won't be back for a light show here, but may take a stab at one of the more educational programs on a... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went with some friends to take our eight year old daughter. The majority of the facility is in need of a SERIOUS overhaul. First section we entered had three exhibits that did not work. Two more that had frustrating glitches when they did work. Very little staff supervision or interaction once they get your money at the front door. If... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My kids loved it. Educational and fun....it's a win win in my book. The planetarium was a neat experience for my kids.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I read the reviews so I already had low expectations but I was still disappointed. Needs to be updated, not enough staff monitoring activites and unwatched children. Full of camp kids in summer. Felt dirty. People who run this museum should visit the following places to see how to improve: Children's Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, SC, The Duke... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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186 reviews 186 reviews
21 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to this place with family. The place itself is ehhhh kinda dated and the stuff is worn out. It sorta mimics the San Francisco Exploratorium but not quite the same. Here is why I say NEVER AGAIN: While there a man tried to take my 4 y/o daughter. Yes, a guest there tried to steal my child. My wife... More

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adventuresci, General Manager at Adventure Science Center, responded to this review

Dear lifesavr65, We deeply regret the experience you and your family had during your visit. It was the first occurrence in our 68+ year history and something no parent or caregiver wants to go through. We have an excellent security record and are steadfastly committed to maintaining a safe, educational and enriching environment for all our visitors. We have an... More

Lake Arthur, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Brought my 10 yr old to this attraction on 4th of July weekend. This was very affordable, however, it should be updated. There are so many exhibits that do not work. You can't have a science center to explain how things work and then have them not work. Then after paying to get in, you have to pay extra for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a great time at the science center, kids were everywhere. I found it to be interesting as well. My niece loved it very much. I would have to say my favorite thing was the planetarium! That's really all I cared about and I enjoyed it. If you want to spend a day out with the kids and have them... More

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North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We attended one of the laser light shows at the Sudekum Planetarium. It was a nice ending for a long day of sightseeing and very enjoyable. The price was very reasonable and grandchildren and grandparents both enjoyed the show. The kiddos wanted to see the rest of the museum...maybe the next time we are in Nashville. Thanks for an enjoyable... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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212 reviews 212 reviews
44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been here a couple of times over the years as a chaperon for my children's school class. It has quite a few interesting things to see. It is definitely for much younger kids. I would give it 3.5 stars if possible and hope that they improve it a little each year.

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Overland Park, Kansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a great find during our long drive across the country. This is an amazing sensory center that opened their minds up to all aspects of science in way that a text book couldn't. I know it will help them relate the next time the study science in school. We only spent about and hour and half but could have... More

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