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Adventure Science Center

800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4833
+1 615-862-5160
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Outing with grandkids

This is a great science center with lots of activities for the kids. A bit pricey, but worth it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
marysewandsew
via mobile
Fun for adults too!

I brought my 20 year old boyfriend here in his birthday and we had a blast. Of course this place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vanessa D
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Explore 44,000 square feet of over 175 exciting hands-on science exhibits and activities revealing the wonders of biology, physics, chemistry, medicine, space, earth science, technology, and more. Experience a state-of-the-art planetarium offering spectacular journeys to the stars, laser shows, and amazing full-dome films for children and adults. Enjoy award-winning daily live science demos, labs, and science cafes presented by a talented staff of scientist educators. Adventure Science Center is dedicated to creating learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit center of science, learning, and exploration.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“human body” (24 reviews)
“moon walk” (22 reviews)
“all ages” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4833
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+1 615-862-5160
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great science center with lots of activities for the kids. A bit pricey, but worth it. There is a membership for locals.

Thank marysewandsew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my 20 year old boyfriend here in his birthday and we had a blast. Of course this place is made for kids, so if you don't like lots of noise and children running everywhere, it's probably not going to be fun. But all...More

Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love sciences museums and this one of our favorite. My kids loved the hands on exhibits. I will say that if you have teenagers over the age of 14 don't take them.

Thank FamilyTripPlanner66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really disappointed with this museum, I think the reviews are very generous as the exhibits are very basic, even for small children, perhaps it works well to bring some amusement during a rainy afternoon but it educational value is limited as is the technology used...More

Thank Kubus I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is 8 and sometimes I worry that these places will not interest him much. However, this one did not disappoint at all! Be sure to go to the planetarium (extra fee) and do the interactive ride (another extra fee) - both are well...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is nice with things to do for kids from 4-104. It can get really crowded with field trips during the school year . Sometimes those crowds are unruly. This is an amazing place to watch the fourth of july fireworks. You have to...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our family in Nashville there are many things to do and enough to keep four young boys very occupied I highly recommend it

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our littles (4.5 & 6) and parents (70s) - had a blast. Multiple floors of activities provide a nice divide so it's not visually overwhelming. The center features a safe contained climbing structure with multiple floors and access points of varying difficulty. You...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this location for a family looking for something to do with their kids. Everything is indoors, so it's a great choice for those days when weather is cold and rainy or too hot to be comfortable. The Adventure Science Center has multiple science...More

Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent choice if you have kids! Rotating exhibits that excite kids and adults alike. Definitely keeps your attention, allow an all day trip for this adventure!

Thank Pup101
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kapillipare
Hello, i am planning a visit to the science center, how much time should i reserve?
April 7, 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for including us in your plans. Generally, we advise guests to allow between 3 to 4 hours for a visit to the Science Center. This gives you time to explore the exhibits and engage in the hands-on... More
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Waylon M
Is there food service or a cafeteria? Can general admission customers bring food?
March 10, 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
We have a full-service Subway restaurant on our second floor. Visitors may also choose to bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the outdoor picnic area located off the lower parking area or leave the Center to visit a nearby... More
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frogleggs2020
Is it wheelchair friendly and are there any senior discounts
February 28, 2017|
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Response from adventuresci | Property representative |
Good morning, the answer to both your questions is yes! In designing and fabricating the permanent exhibits within the Adventure Science Center, we worked closely with the Nashville ADA office to make our exhibits as... More
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