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Adventure Science Center

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Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
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+1 615-862-5160
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both boys had a blast. The planetarium was awesome. There was exhibits that were fun and interesting for the whole family. We spent 3.5 hours and we still didn't see and do everything. Almost though. Would recommend for a family looking to spend an afternoon.

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adventuresci, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I'm thrilled your family enjoyed the Science Center. We have many new exhibit pieces, programs, and events coming this spring so keep an eye on our website. And while you're there, check out the Eclipse information and learn more about the Total Solar Eclipse that's coming to Nashville this summer and how to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your going with teenagers you won't stay too long since there's not much to do with teens. My daughter and I went and some parts were very informative and fun to mess around with but it's mostly for little kids to enjoy!

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

There are many exhibits, hands on fun and a planetarium. I like the planetarium myself but the kids love going around and pushing buttons, raising cars with a pulley and making things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Such a great place for family and kids. So much to do and very interesting activities. We had a blast!

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