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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 #48 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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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our kids absolutely LOVED our visit to the Adventure Science Center! The museum is laid out very nicely, so it was easy to wind our way around the big central structure that is designed for climbing and exploring. Lots of hands-on exhibits. The planetarium was really neat as well.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My older kid had lots to do. Not much for little one. But the exhibits were pretty nice. Very educational. Lots to learn and hands on too. Will go again .

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Davenport, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My 7-year-old daughter (along with my husband and me:) really enjoyed this place. There were lots of interactive exhibits that were fun and educational. While we found a couple that did not appear to be working properly, the vast majority of them were. After reading some bad reviews, we were a little leery about going here, but I am really... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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