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“My Kids Love This Place”

Adventure Science Center
Ranked #43 of 253 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“My Kids Love This Place”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been members of the Adventure Science Museum for several years. My kids love spending time at the museum playing with all the hands on exhibits they have. The laser gun game is a favorite. They have frequent special themes going on and that adds to the fun as well. We were happy to see they added a Subway restaurant so we can grab a quick lunch and get back to playing! We have noticed lately that the wait time in line to get in has been very slow and the special line for members to bypass those having to buy tickets is often closed. Really wish they'd work on making the entrance process faster.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Jennifer S
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always something new”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I've been going to ASC since I was a kid. Every couple of years I find myself going back. LOVE IT! Bring back the dinosaurs...

1 Thank Victoria S
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Kids love it”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

My children always enjoy going to the science museum. There is a lot to see. I wish they had more rooms that changed though, most of the displays stay the same so for the adults its not as interesting

Visited April 2012
1 Thank amadison320
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Noblesville, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not very impressed”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I should start off by saying that I am from Indianapolis, IN, where we have one of the best Childrens Museums in the US, where we go quite often and spend the whole day. That being said, I was not really impressed with the Adventure Science Center. My 5 year old enjoyed it so, it was worth the trip. We liked the physical science area and the jungle gym was the best attraction. We had hoped to make an afternoon of it but the museum was pretty small so we were done after about 2.5 hours.

Visited February 2013
Thank TravelAgentKat3
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Elyria, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best target age 5-12 years old.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

There is a lot to see and do, but our 2 year old wasn't that excited. Our 6 six year old ran around doing as much as possible, and loved the day there. Make sure you climb all the way to the top of he glass pyramid to look outside. The planetarium is a nice touch (even has a Sesame Street show geared towards the little ones). Having a Subway on premises is great, especially since it wasn't way over-priced like some fast-foods can be on site.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank triplenip
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