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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 #50 of 123 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Most exhibits are hands on. Many kids playing on tower in the middle. Still interesting to walk around and learn. Great place to spend a few hours if it's raining, etc. Free parking on site.

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Madison, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Every time we visit Nashville one of our favorite things to do is come to Adventure Science. Our son has been coming since he was 6 and is now 9...never bored. Great fun for the whole family and lots of learning without them even realizing it. Reasonably priced and always a great day of fun!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place was a blast. For me and for my kids. I love science and I love it even more when they pack a building full of hands on science experiments and information. We bought a very reasonably priced year long membership for $90 (mil discount) which will pay for itself after three visits!! With the membership we got 4... More

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new jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took our 12 year old there and were looking forward to a great, educational, interesting experience. It's fun, but actually more suitable for kids a bit younger than 12.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place was the best. To be able to expose your kids to science in a fun way that takes hours is pure genius. The 4 year old was asking to go back the next morning. They have plenty of hands-on activities that the kids can actually learn how things work while having a ball.

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Clearwater, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The cost of entry is very reasonable for this gem. The museum had really fun and informative exhibits that were appropriate for kids and adults, too. We spent hours in here with our niece and nephew, 6 & 7 years old. There's an excellent view of the Nashville skyline from the top of the adventure tower. :) 4 stars only... More

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southern Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was our first visit to Adventure Science Center and it was definitely one of the best science centers we have been to. Due to our membership at a local science center, we are members of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), which allowed us to get into the center for free. If you are not aware of this program,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I want to say upfront, that we are spoiled by our Science Center...which is why I gave it three stars. However, this place is a dream for little kids with lots of things to see, touch, and play with. We stumbled upon a retired teacher lecturing about the solar system, which was nice and we stayed for the movie they... More

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Nashville, TN
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had this is part of a package offered by the Nashville Tourism. Plenty stuff to do including plenty of games for the children. Very educational and very up-to-date. We opted to get the movie as well to get the movie in planetarium that was amazing!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Surprised by the modest price and amazed at all the things to do for with children and yes, adults can't help but read, pitter, and putter and wish you could moon walk too! My granddaughter and I spent 3 hours there and we could have easily spent 6 and never noticed the time. Places to sit for adults, food and... More

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