Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center

In 1944 as WWII rolled to an end, the Children’s Museum of Nashville was opened in the old University of Nashville building, Sargeant John Ripley Forbes opening the museum with the mindset that 'Nashville's future is children'. The museum has moved and changed quite a bit since then, but revisions and relocations aside, one thing remains the same: the Center remains true to its mission focus of creating entertaining and amazing exhibits full of interactive learning opportunities for children and adults alike! 

The Adventure Science Center, as it is today known, is one of the most educationally exciting places you can visit in Music City, a multi-level learning adventure fun for kids of all ages! Hands-on exhibits, an on-site Planetarium, and countless interactive classes and workshops await inside, each learning option geared toward tech, health, ecology, energy, or any other science-related subject.

This center has been 'opening minds to the wonders of science for over 70 years' now, with regular steady crowds coming in and out of these doors since 1945! Take in a full-dome show in the Sudekum Planetarium, participate in hands-on demonstrations, or sit in on an award-winni9ng program such as ScienceLive! or a 3D Printing Workshop. The science and tech labs and courses are led by educators and engineers with specific science degrees, making this experience all the more educational.

Some of the most popular exhibits include Nature Unleashed, the 4th State of Matter, Spacer Chase, and Vapor Vortex. Beekeeping, Galactic Gardens, and Adventure Tower are must-sees while here as well, the latter of which will provide you with 75 full feet of fun and learning. Adventure Tower has 7 different levels of themed educational activities, the very top of the tower providing an observation deck with incredible city views. Explore the worlds of Earth Science, Energy, Sound and Light, and much more in this feature, a truly fun option for both kids and adults.

While here plan on eating lunch at the on-site Subway or pack your own lunches and head outside to the picnic area.