We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Adventure Science Center

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5160
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 268 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Fun morning out with the kids

If you are a member of a science museum in another city, you may be able to get free entry so don't forget your membership card. The health and body exhibit is very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Yosef S

Similar Things to Do in Nashville

Add Photo

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are a member of a science museum in another city, you may be able to get free entry so don't forget your membership card. The health and body exhibit is very well presented and the kids loved climbing on the exhibit that is featured in the center of the stairwell.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

On Tuesday, June 23rd, we just came off an Escape Game & Loving Pie Company high and needed more fun. This was a great choice, especially because it was hot as blazes outside (about 100!) I was with two tween boys who generally feel they are too cool for...almost everything. But they started to act like kids again. Running around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ATL
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great, hands on science museum. Kids ages 3-9 all enjoyed it. For an extra fee, visit the planetarium. The show was incredible, but may be a little scary for preschoolers. Cafeteria is a Subway.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

It didn't have a ton to offer, but if you have young (2-10) they would have loved it. Interesting facts and accurate information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Third big stop on the "road trip " with the 4 grand children. First, we took charge of two each ( we had to make sure we left the place with them) which was a rather good idea because about ten busloads of students emptied as we were in line for tickets. We had planned where and how to map... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I grew up going to COSI in Columbus, OH and this science center had most of the same themes, but not quite the depth of information or displays for the kids. It was still a good afternoon spent. The planetarium was grand.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a big science center with a lot of hands on activities for a wide variety of kids and ages. Our 3,6,and 8 year old all enjoyed their time here and there were exhibits that my husband enjoyed doing as well or we did as a family. There is a Subway inside of you need food. There is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went here for the Early Explorers pre-school program on a Monday with an almost 3 year old. It gives you 45-60 minutes of play time prior to the center opening to the public, which is good if you have small children that need to get acclimated to the environment first. Our local museum center has reciprocity with the one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
179 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

For adults, they host beer fests "Science of Beer" to fundraise and "Way Late Play Dates". They have food trucks and activities to do such as trivia or costume contests. For kids, they have tons of educational activities during the week and weekend; just check out their event calendar! Kids under 2 are free and there is discounted admission for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The place is old. A lot of the exhibits had areas that didn't work, or that were broken. I should've brought a sanitizer wipe for everything I touch, I bet that place hasn't been cleaned since it's been open. The planetarium was probably the coolest part but the video that was playing 'dream to fly' was terrible. My neighbor fell... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Adventure Science Center also viewed

 

Been to Adventure Science Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Adventure Science Center

Address: 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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Adventure Science Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Nashville, Tennessee

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.

1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Adventure Science Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?