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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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elementary aged kids will love it!

While we were in Nashville for a wedding, we decided to stop by and checkout the Adventure Science Center. Wow, this place is totally cool. My oldest son absolutely loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia

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New Jersey
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went because we had the reciprocal membership so we can go for free. What an awesome science center! I think it is one of the best ones we have been to. We went on a Friday and there were no lines for anything! Everything was functional, easy to access, easy to understand. There is a basketball game to measure... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

While we were in Nashville for a wedding, we decided to stop by and checkout the Adventure Science Center. Wow, this place is totally cool. My oldest son absolutely loved the adventure tower, which I climbed to the top with him, this is the highest peak within the science center. The top of this tower is a huge glass pyramid... More 

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Friars Point
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I really enjoyed all the displays and so did my son who is 8 there was plenty of things for him to do great way to incorporate learning with fun

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There are some exhibits that are constant and always fun, some change. The museum itself is a reasonable cost for a full day of fun for a child. The space exhibits are interesting and made for all age levels, the music and media are pure fun. There really is something for everyone. The only downside is the sheer volume of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Kid & adult entertainment! Space exploration & health/body exploration all in a one stop spot with hands on experiences that included a moon walk, star walk, tower o'fun, aging process, personality exhibits, ambulance, and exhibits to test muscle coordination. Bonus: TN teachers are free

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was cautious about taking my 11 and 13 year old, thinking they were too old. Mmm, nope! 5 hours there and they had a blast! They did all the activities and then some twice! Did they learn a lot? Nope. Did they have fun? Yep! The flight show in the planetarium was the best I've seen, with the extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We took our kids during the week to try to avoid crowds. Nope it was pretty busy. But we stayed at the science center for about 4 hours. It was a great experience. The kids really like the tower you can climb. I think more playing than learning bc it was so busy but they enjoyed for sure! We loved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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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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