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Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5160
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational...
Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to igniting curiosity and inspiring the lifelong discovery of science since 1945. With 44,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.
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We took our 3 year old granddaughter here and she just loved it. There is so much to do and she is a very active little girl. She played for 4 hours and could have probably stayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The place hasn't changed much since I visited here when I was a kid almost twenty years ago. My four year old child really enjoyed it however. In my opinion, after about age ten the purpose of a trip here would diminish. The show in the planetarium was really neat. I don't recommend the skies over Nashville show for children... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were passing through Nashville on a long road trip and decided to stop at the Adventure Science Center to let the kids play. We are ASTC members from our local science center, which allowed two adults and four children free admission. We had a 6, 7, 11, & 12 year old with us. There were plenty of fun activities... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped here looking to burn off some energy on our drive across the country, and were floored by how fun this place was. Our kids (ages 7, 5, 2), had a great time in all the exhibits. We had to drag our kids out after 2.5 hours, but could have easily spent twice as long. We were there on... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went in the morning and had to wait a half hour not realizing it opened at 10. We knew we were in trouble when several school buses came unloading hundreds of kids. My children are 5 and 3 and it was hard keeping track of the amongst the chaos. We left and decided to come back later in the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very interactive exhibits with so much to keep all ages busy. Claim the tower to see a awesome view of downtown. The Planetarium has multiple shows to choose form. You can come and go with in the same day.

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our 3 year old granddaughter here and she just loved it. There is so much to do and she is a very active little girl. She played for 4 hours and could have probably stayed much longer. The only things I would like to see different is the accessability for the little ones. Several things were hard for... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited with an almost 4 year old and 2.5 year old and they loved it. We could barely get them out of the big play area in the middle. They loved climbing to the top and coming down the slide. There were a lot of other cool exhibits that they enjoyed as well. We also did the planetarium show and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Exciting, fun and interactive. Wow! This place is amazing. Around every corner there is more fun and something to learn. Our children enjoyed the tower the most. Well worth your time. Take the kids and pack a lunch. There is a subway on the second floor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nashville seams to be a little bit limited on fun things to do with young children. We spent about 3 hours here and had a blast. We did not take part in any of the planetarium shows. But, there was enough for them to do to burn some of the road trip energy for 3 hours. And yes, they do... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Met family here for a day trip. We enjoyed our trip very much. We were all in various areas in or around Nashville for different reasons and met up here to visit. Good place to met, kept kids and adults involved.

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Additional Information about Adventure Science Center

Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5160
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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I have a couple of questions about the blue max simulator. Is it just a flight simulator or can it be a roller coaster simulator? If it can be a roller coaster simulator, can the passengers program the roller coaster? When it is a flight simulator, what activities can people do on it? Is the flight simulator just a combat simulator or is it a simulator where you just get to fly a plane? How much does it cost for two people? How much does it cost for one person? How long does the simulator last for? Are the joysticks on both sides of the seats, or are they on one side? How comfortable is the seat that the passengers sit in? How comfortable is the over the shoulder harness that is used to secure the passengers? How tight can the over the shoulder harness be? Can the restraints be as tight as the passengers want it? When do you choose what mode you want the simulator to be in? How much will my body move while the simulator is in motion? Where should my arms and legs be while the staff is strapping the passengers in? How popular is the simulator? Can the passengers hold on to the over the should harness? Can the passengers hold hands while the simulator is in motion? On the roller coaster setting of the simulator, can the passengers set the intensity, or is it set at a certain intensity? Is the flight simulator or roller coaster mode more popular? How much of my body will move that is inside the restraints? Do you enjoy the flight simulator or roller coaster more? How do you operate the joysticks? Should my head be against the seat or is it free to move? Should I try to keep my legs on the ground or are they free to move? How many forces are on my body during the ride? How intense are the forces on the body? If you could answer my questions I would be very happy. Thanks, Blackhole6670.

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