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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 #37 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is a great place for kids. They always have educational displays available. There are a lot of activities for the kids, like indoor wall climbing. They also have nice programs available too, especially during the summer for ages 3 and up.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We saw this from the interstate and decided to stop in. Free with an ASTC membership, definitely worth the stop. Kids, ages 10-6, loved the space walk and planet area. We spent hours in the body area and kept ending up back there. Check out the germ game! The climbing area gives a fun view of the city from the... More

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Sanborn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Target audience is children...not teenagers; something they should really share. Sat thru Forces of Nature show and it was very interesting. However, the flight simulator was booked and although we had tickets for the Space show later in the day, we ended up leaving the tix at the desk for someone else to use as we left. They do not... More

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Some areas of the museum seemed newer and were really nice (the moon walk, for instance). Other areas were visibly worn and in need of attention. Overall, though, there were a lot of activities and the kids generally enjoyed them. On the downside, there was not enough staff on hand for the amount of children that were there. Many of... More

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Elkmont, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Kids love the activities but there are very few places for someone to sit down. Very loud but it's full of kids so it's expected. I MAX and flight simulator extra $. Check out the Civil War fort(Fort Negley) that you pass driving into the museum parking, you might learn some history for free.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

So this was not our planned activity. We had plans to go to the zoo but due to the weather had to make other plans. We have gone to a lot of Science museums from COSI to MOSI in Tampa. This was definitely one of the smallest. I don't think it was worth the price- admission for a family of... More

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Russellville, Arkansas
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We've been to many science centers - Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, and Fort Worth's Science Museum just to name a couple. Nashville's Adventure Science Center did not disappoint, except for size. It's just not big enough to justify the admission. We got general admission tickets for two adults and a ten year old, plus one BlueMax (flight simulator)... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had a great time here. Many things to do. Kids loved it. Planetarium show we saw was nothing more than old movie on domed ceiling. Make sure show you chose uses the stars.

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Cincinnati, OH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My kids are teenagers (13/17). My son loves science and thought this place would be like COSI near our home in Ohio. It was not and if you have been to COSI alot smaller. I feel the Adv Science Center is better suited for smaller kids (maybe 10/11 and under). Both of my kids were both bored by the end... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed this place. Great for children. They had wheel chairs and ramps for the children to sit in and navigate up a ramp, making turns and ending up at a basketball goal. It was a great way to show young healthy kids what it might be like to live that way. The building exhibit was great as well. It... More

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