Adventure Science Center, Nashville

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#2 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
Get ready to experience science first-hand at Adventure Science Center with more than 200 hands-on exhibits. While the exhibits are geared toward children, adults often join the fun--more than 300,000 people visit every year. You'll find displays about beekeeping, the human body, space, biology, and more. A planetarium provides an introduction to the skies and daily laser shows. Tickets to the planetarium are sold separately at the science center's reception desk, where you also can ask about showtimes. If you arrive within two hours of closing, you could receive a discounted ticket for a quick tour. Our Nashville road trip planning site makes visiting Adventure Science Center and other Nashville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We came after 3pm and purchased only the planetarium show. It was a Saturday and we were greeted with loads of screaming children. The sound was echoing out of the door. It's the weekend so that's wha...  more »
  • We loved visiting here! This is great for young kids. Wish that the hands on exhibits were in better shape, many were broken likely from excessive use, but that's part of a kid's museum.  more »
  • The exhibits were pretty good, and my daughter was engaged for about an hour or so. We saw Nightwatch in the Planetarium, and it was AMAZING. My 5 year old daughter was entranced by it and asked some ...  more »
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  • The best part of this science center is the multi story playground boasting amazing views. My son's favorite part was the slide, which is easily the biggest slide I've ever seen! There is also a modest toddler area, a small outerspace section, and a fun interactive human body section among a few other small attractions. There is a Subway that overlooks the city in the building if you get hungry while exploring. This is definitely a fun place to bring kids of any age.
  • Lots of fun. We saw one of the musical planetarium light shows. It was a lot of fun very interesting. Last time I was there it looks like they're doing some remodeling for even more fun for the family. My grandson Reese also loves the place. Keep up the good work, you're doing great.
  • Great place to bring the kids for an afternoon. The museum is super interactive and teaches children all about the human body, the solar system, geology and plenty more. There's even a virtual reality game that teaches you how skyscrapers are built, which is aimed at kids but fun for adults as well. A few tips: definitely do the VR game but wait for the line to die down. Even though 6 people can play at once in separate rooms, the game is 5-10 minutes so you can easily wait a half hour if the line is long. Also, take your kids to the moonwalk simulator. It only lasts 90 seconds but kids go nuts for it! Finally, definitely visit the tinker garage, where kids and adults can build cars, windmills, and other odds and ends from wood, nails and recycled products. But go there early - if you go towards the end of the day, you may risk running out of time and only getting your creations half built! A great place overall. Science rocks!
  • The best Science Museum for children I have ever been to! I'm from Chicago, so that's saying a lot. My 3 year old absolutely loved it! My husband and I also enjoyed playing with some if the exhibits. What made it EVEN BETTER for us is that we got in free with our membership to our local museum. I definitely can't wait to visit if we are ever in the area again.
  • What a neat place. Momma and I (old folks) decided to see what is so great about this place. Turns out to be an excellent educational entertainment complex. There are displays regarding everything scientific and the Center succeeds nicely in making it entertaining as well as educational. Though not exactly attractive for the geriatric set it is wonderful for family outings that are both fun and teaching opportunities. Bragging moment - I lifted a whole car!

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