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“Nice Science Museum. Some parts best for the 10 and under crowd.”

Adventure Science Center
Ranked #40 of 252 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
Russellville, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice Science Museum. Some parts best for the 10 and under crowd.”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We've been to many science centers - Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, and Fort Worth's Science Museum just to name a couple. Nashville's Adventure Science Center did not disappoint, except for size. It's just not big enough to justify the admission.

We got general admission tickets for two adults and a ten year old, plus one BlueMax (flight simulator) ticket for our son.

There were quite a few exhibits here that focused on physics and light refraction, as well as sound. The best part of the museum, in my opinion, was the space portion. The interactive exhibits here were on par with any we've seen. There was a large body exhibit which was pretty nice, although the centers within seemed to be getting a little worn.

Most of the center tower exhibits were for the younger crowd - being climby-type things.

My favorite exhibit was a levers exhibit where you could use a lever and fulcrum to lift a Pontiac Fiero.

The gift shop needs more place-specific things instead of just run-of-the mill pencils, erasers and things like that.

Visited March 2014
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Batavia, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time here. Many things to do. Kids loved it. Planetarium show we saw was nothing more than old movie on domed ceiling. Make sure show you chose uses the stars.

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Cincinnati, OH
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“OK visit”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

My kids are teenagers (13/17). My son loves science and thought this place would be like COSI near our home in Ohio. It was not and if you have been to COSI alot smaller. I feel the Adv Science Center is better suited for smaller kids (maybe 10/11 and under). Both of my kids were both bored by the end and were ready to go home. The good... the price to get in was not bad. They did have a Subway inside but due to an allergy we were unable to eat here so we had to find somewhere else to eat after we left. No other options. The 3rd floor had a bee hive which is where we started out only to find out once we were at the top the bee's were not there (due to the cold). Nothing else to see on floor 3.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Handicapped exhibit was great!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed this place. Great for children. They had wheel chairs and ramps for the children to sit in and navigate up a ramp, making turns and ending up at a basketball goal. It was a great way to show young healthy kids what it might be like to live that way. The building exhibit was great as well. It allowed parents and children to use hammers, drills, and many different materials to build and design. Great learning fun.

Visited March 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Feed your brain! ”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Love places like this. Lots to inspire and spark imagination in young minds. Brought a Cub Scout Pack here and turned them loose. It was all we could do to get them to leave later on. My personal favorite is the planetarium. Excellent presentation. Great value!

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