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Adventure Science Center

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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
Description:

Explore 44,000 square feet of over 175 exciting hands-on science exhibits...

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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Interesting museum

Very hands on! Not as crowded as I expected and the climb to the top of the tower was well worth the effort. Children have no problem; adults are a little too tall but an average... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Robin C
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Chicago
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice half day trip. All ages. Free parking. My young child and teenager enjoyed it. Good family stop. Bring your hand sanitizer. Would visit again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to use our home science museum membership to get in free and there is free parking. My boys (both 9) had a blast as most of the activities are very hands on. The tower in the middle is a little overwhelming with millions of kids but the boys loved the roller coaster simulation in the Blue Max.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Nashville on spring break. It was unusually cold so, so I took the kids to the Adventure Science Center. From a grownup perspective, it was ok. Yes it was educational, but not one of the better children's museums we've been to. I'd say go if the weather isn't cooperating.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An abundance of activities, themes, and even shows and games - the Adventure Science Center was more than what we expected. Reasonably priced, and plenty to do, the Adventure Science Center was also extremely informative and full of fun facts and knowledge.

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Thank Laquan G
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with my husband and 12 year old girl, who really loves science. The wicked plant exhibit was pretty cool. It had a few little mysteries you could solve that were interesting and a few trivia questions. There were also a few videos that you could watch about different plant types. It Was wheelchair accessible and easy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Very hands on! Not as crowded as I expected and the climb to the top of the tower was well worth the effort. Children have no problem; adults are a little too tall but an average size person fits. A few activities were out of order but that's probably normal for a children's museum. Our teenagers (13 & 14) also... More 

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McDonough Ga
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the Science Center for allowing the 5th grade class from JAE to have this evening. The kids and adults alike had a great time. I will say that with it being my first time it was better than expected. My son and I had a blast and have already talked about when we will visit again.

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Thank Steven P
Somerville
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135 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I visited the ASC by myself. I quickly realised it is oriented more towards children than an adult visiting solo. I did find exhibits that roused my attention. I also noticed families enjoying exploring the Museum. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Andrew B
Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a lot of fun. Kids had a great time. There were 3 floors of science stuff, plus a planetarium theater, which was very cool. The narrator of the show was very knowledgeable and nice due to kids crying (not my kids though lol). Spent about 3 hours there and still could do more stuff but they were closing. If... More 

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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing was to spend the day!!!!! Our 6 and 8 years loved every part of it. Go ready to stay for several hours.

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