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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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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.
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Great to visit

It was great to visit but admission should include everything. Some of the really cool stuff was extra. I spent $15 each on extras which wasn't much but would rather it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The museum caters to little kids/toddlers. It was extremely crowded; it smelled; it was mostly dirty, hands-on displays; there seemed to be vomit on the carpets. My kids & I were very disappointed & even repulsed at times. With the crowds & prices, there is a lot of potential to make this place great. Even the gift shop was sad... More 

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Denver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There were school groups there and it was very chaotic. The exhibits did not seem like they were very well-maintained; several of the parts of the human body exhibit did not work and were dirty. Probably not worth the money spent.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great science center! Mostly deals with space and the human body! They also have a great climbing tower that has a different aspect of science on each level!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was great to visit but admission should include everything. Some of the really cool stuff was extra. I spent $15 each on extras which wasn't much but would rather it was included. My son really enjoyed himself and I did too!!!

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
84 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went on a Sunday and had a good time. Price isnt bad at 13.00, and if u get a flier from a hotel if youre from out of town like us, you save a dollar. Hey, a dollar is a dollar. Our son loved doing all the various science activities. Took about 2 hrs to get thru, but smaller kids... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love this place, lots to do, lots of hands on, planetarium is awesome, has a small cafe. Great place to let the kids run off some energy as well as learn something.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a decent Science Museum and has a little of everything to keep kids entertained. However, the 7 story Adventure Tower was definately the highlight of our trip. My son loved climbing all the levels. Just be aware that some slides will land you child a couple levels below you so be prepared to hunt for your child. We... More 

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Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a really nice interactive museum. My middle school aged kids had a great time and there are plenty of exhibits for the little ones too. Two or three hours is plenty of time to see the whole place.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the science center with our two year old daughter. Well, my husband and I had just as much fun as she did! It will certainly be something we will revisit as our daughter gets older. There are things to enjoy at every age, but she was still a little young. We loved the planet exhibit and the human... More 

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Columbia, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family of five including three kids under 11 visited here on Good Friday. The place was pretty busy, but we were still able to see just about everything in about 3 hours. This included a little detour to Subway inside of the center for some subs and drinks. My kids' favorite part were all the little jungle gym play... More 

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