Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center, Nashville: Hours, Address, Adventure Science Center Reviews: 4/5

Adventure Science Center
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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.
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tourcrafter
North Fairfield, OH41 contributions
Jul 2021
As a retired elementary teacher who taught science, I found this museum one of the best hands-on experiences for children and adults. My granddaughters, nieces, and nephews all enjoyed their visit. The highlight was the planetarium show which was narrated by a staff member and geared to a younger audience, but yet the show was very appealing to all the adults in the audience. The discounted admission price of $25.00 included the planetarium show as a bundled ticket, but general admission without the show can be purchased. We stayed about three hours. Food was available through a SUBWAY restaurant at regular prices, although we decided to try other eateries in Nashville. For our visit, reservations were required and bookable on their website. For the money, I believe this is best for families with children aged 5 on up. Several of the very small tots seemed overwhelmed by the whole scene. Two tots were removed by their parents during the planetarium show as they were making a fuss in the semi-darkness.
Written July 29, 2021
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roamer7456
Woodburn, KY180 contributions
Apr 2022
I took my 10 and 12 year old grand daughters here on Spring break. They had a great time but beleive the reviews when they say some things are broken. Alot of the time the grand daughters were just making something happen physicially at an attraction and never understood what they were doing as I am sure most other younger children could not comprehend either. On another note there is a subway upstairs for lunch, There was also frozen yogurt at so much per ounce, $23.39 for 3 small cups is pretty steep so be aware.
Written April 7, 2022
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Jrbacon
Nashville, TN199 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
If you’ve ever been to a science center in another big city you will be disappointed. I cannot believe they charge $25 for adults to just walk around. The exhibits were few and seemed outdated. The planetarium show was a cartoon with a polar bear and penguin. Best suited for 5 year olds. I came with a teen and it was a complete waste of money. This place is for 1-5th grade kids who just need a place to run around. The free St Louis science center is amazing compared to here.
Written January 28, 2022
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Dec 2020
It is a great place for children with tons of interesting exhibits for kids of all ages. I did see that many exhibits were closed or out of service and the museum was a bit messy. I don't think adults should be charged full price since there is nothing to do for older people and their only purpose is to keep the kids company. It isn't a "must see", but definitely a fun activity.
Written December 31, 2020
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Roosters M
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Took my grandson. There were so many "activities" that either weren't working or only half way doing what they should. My grandson loves to go but this time the place seemed dirty and so many of the "hands on" activities were out of order. So much of the center needs a complete refreshing as a lot of the areas are dirty, worn, and outdated. The price is expensive to not be able to enjoy all it is supposed to offer.
Written October 11, 2021
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J B
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
Almost half the facility is currently closed down. The VR center, the learning labs, the play zones, and more are either gutted or blocked off. Yet they still charge full price admission, with no up front mention of the restricted access.

What is available is antiquated and struggled to hold the attention of my inquisitive children. The material presented is aimed to be mere cursory information, there is no depth. If you want your children to learn go to the library, they will learn more from a couple books than this whole place.

Save your money.
Written July 23, 2020
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NorCal-traveler08
Orangevale, CA1,828 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Great place for kids! Friendly staff, awesome day. We loved how hands-on everything was. Our granddaughter was able to make her own creation with wood, nails and a variety of embellishments. They loved the life size Light Bright, space area and how the body works section. The germ game was fun for all of us to play together. There were things to do for all ages. They also had a large 4 story play structure. We didn’t do the planetarium (separate ticket). If you lived in Nashville a season pass would be great. Had a wonderful time.
Written May 23, 2022
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Robert N
Jacksonville, FL7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great place for the kids (7 and 6 year old boys). Lots of interesting science experiments that were interactive and fun. They were learning and didn’t even know it. Usually science museums are boring and just some kind of video explaining what you’re looking at. Not this one. Actually spent about 4 hours here including the planetarium show. Also has a Subway sandwich and a frozen yogurt shop inside.
Written November 13, 2021
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amberlynwe
Sherman, TX62 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We were thoroughly disappointed yesterday. With Covid 19 many exhibits were closed or off limits. Which is fine but we could have been told that. Bc we wouldn’t have come. Save your money until it’s fully reopened. We should have asked for a 50% refund since we felt that’s what was available. I wish the website would’ve said mostly everything was unavailable bc I wouldn’t have wasted our money or rime. My kids were bored and so were we.
Written July 10, 2020
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Rachael R
Gillette, WY18 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I would give this around a 3.5 but it won’t allow me. It was better than a 3 but not nearly there to a 4. We did have fun. There were a bunch of things that were pretty cool and interesting but for the price that we paid there were many items that were broken and didn’t work. With as many things that were broken that was pretty disappointing. We did get to watch the big astronomy show that was pretty interesting. I would definitely recommend this place.
Written May 30, 2021
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