Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive, science exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D Printing Workshops, ScienceQuest Camps, Science Cafes, and other special events.

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day

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4th of July


Tuesday, July 4  |  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Adventure Science Center in celebrating the 4th of July with a view of Nashville’s spectacular downtown fireworks show from our lawn. Don’t worry about parking! Don’t fight the downtown traffic! Just bring your family to Adventure Science Center and enjoy this exclusive nighttime event.

Tickets to the event cost $25/adult, $15/child for members, and $35/adult, $25/child for non-members. Toddlers under 2 are free.

All packages include:

  • Viewing of the downtown fireworks display on the Science Center lawn with the Nashville skyline as your backdrop, including a live sound feed of the Nashville Symphony’s accompaniment to the fireworks. Fireworks to begin at 9:45 p.m., lasting about 30 minutes.
  • Free parking.
  • Entry into the Science Center beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Live science demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Live music by JamTech Music School

Planetarium music laser show available for additional $4 per person at 7:15, 8 and 8:45. Shows run approximately 30 minutes.

Food options available: Daddy's Dogs, Subway, Doxie’s Pizza, Ben & Jerry's. Additional cost. Guests can also bring a picnic dinner.


ACTIVITIES (7 - 9:30PM):

Engineering American Monuments
Use your best engineering skills to design and build a model of some of the most iconic American monuments.

American Flag After-Image
Test your brain with this optical illusion experiment involving an image of the American Flag. You won’t believe your eyes.

DIY Firework Viewer
Get ready to watch the fireworks in style, with your own diffraction monocle. Diffraction glasses allow you to look at lights and see all of the colors in the spectrum, which make for an especially amazing view as the downtown fireworks light up the sky.  

What solutions make the best bubbles? Make a prediction and try out different solutions and types of wands to see which bubbles last the longest. Even have a friendly competition to see who can make the biggest bubble!

DEMONSTRATIONS (7, 8, 9 & 9:30PM)
Check out some incredible science experiments during our live science show including brightly colored giant flames, red, white & blue exothermic reactions and plenty of amazing explosions leading right up to the fireworks over downtown Nashville. 





  • A parking pass will be emailed to you after your ticket purchase is complete. PLEASE PRINT THIS PASS! It contains important event information and will be required for entrance into the parking lot for the event. No exceptions!
  • Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! fireworks display usually begins between 9:45 – 10 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Subject to change.
  • Adventure Science Center's exhibits will close prior to the beginning of the fireworks display for guests to find their spots on the lawn. Guests may bring their own chairs and blankets. The Science Center will not be providing chairs.
  • This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable and all ticket sales are final. Please call (615) 401-5106 or email for questions about the event and for ADA accomodations.
  • The Adventure Science Center parking lot and lawn will be reserved for ticket holders to this event only. Non-ticket holders will not be granted access to Adventure Science Center parking, lawn viewing or to the Center for any reason. Adventure Science Center will be closing at 5 p.m. to prepare for the event with registration opening to ticket holders at 6:30 p.m.
  • There will be absolutely NO admission to laser shows for late arrivals and no refunds. Laser shows feature loud music, strobe lighting and special effects and may not be suitable for some visitors, especially those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy (seizures).

All proceeds support Adventure Science Center's interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences. Information subject to change.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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