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  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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Birthdays

Looking for an unforgettable birthday experience?

Our birthday parties are AWESOME... it's scientifically-proven!

Inspire the young scientists in your life with a birthday party at Adventure Science Center. All packages include access to explore our more than 175 hands-on exhibits, a themed scavenger hunt, a t-shirt for the birthday kid, and more! All of our birthday party themes are appropriate for ages 13 and under.

Birthday Parties are available during business hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Please submit your request at least two (2) weeks in advance of your desired party date.

Available Party Themes:

ENTER THE MAD SCIENTISTS’ LABORATORY (Chemistry)
Did you know there’s science in every birthday celebration? Step into the shoes of a mad scientist as you discover incredible chemistry experiments that showcase reactions with fire, color changes, glowing, and… of course… one that blows up! BEST FOR: Ages 5–12

MUSIC CITY SUPERHEROES (Chemistry & Engineering)
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the birthday kid! From invisibility to super-strength, we’ll show you the real science that inspired some of your favorite superheroes. Plus, you’ll even learn how to craft your own catapult to launch marshmallows at your friends. BEST FOR: Ages 3–10

THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC CITY (Music & Sound)
Before you make it BIG in Music City, come discover the science behind the sounds you hear. Get your birthday party movin’ and groovin’ as you explore what’s needed to fuel your music listening, and get up-close-and-personal with a real theremin! Plus, you’ll even learn how to make your own kazoo to take home. BEST FOR: Ages 5–12

ASTRONAUTS IN TRAINING (Space)
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Get ready for your space cadet training because we’re going to be exploring combustion, gravity, plasma and more as we prepare for our quest into outer space. It’ll be an intergalactic party for the ages! BEST FOR: Ages 2–10

Available Party Packages:

All packages are available for up to 15 children*. All adults are admitted free with a maximum of 30 guests per party. Final child counts are due the Thursday before your scheduled party. See our Birthday Party Policies for information about deposits for your party.
*See the chart below for the cost on adding more children to your party.

PACKAGES

COST

ADDITIONAL CHILDREN

Basic

  • General Admission to Adventure Science Center
  • Self-Led Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Shirt for Birthday Kid

Members:
$155

Non-Members:
$195

Members:
$7 per child

Non-Members:
$10 per child

Premium

  • General Admission to Adventure Science Center
  • Self-Led Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Shirt for Birthday Kid
  • Use of Private Party Room for Two (2) Hours
  • One 20-minute Live Science Demonstration

Members: 
$215

Non-Members: 
$265

Members: 
$10 per child

Non-Members: 
$15 per child

Deluxe

  • General Admission to Adventure Science Center
  • Self-Led Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Shirt for Birthday Kid
  • Use of Private Party Room for Two (2) Hours
  • One 20-minute Live Science Demonstration
  • Tickets to the Sudekum Planetarium for 18 (15 children, 3 adults)

Members:  
$255

Non-Members:  
$325

Members:
$14 per child

Non-Members:
$19 per child

Other adults in your party can purchase tickets at the Guest Services desk or in advance online, depending on availability.

Birthday Party Policies:

Booking
Birthday parties must be booked at least two (2) weeks in advance of your desired party date to ensure we have all the materials needed and space available. A $100 deposit is required when booking more than a month in advance, with the balance being paid two (2) week prior to the party. If the party is booked less than a month in advance, full payment is due upon booking. We accept payment by credit card, money order or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

Cancellations
If a host cancels a party for any reason two or more weeks prior to the party date, they will receive a refund minus a $25 handling fee. Any cancellations less than two weeks before the party date will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee.

Time Restraints
For our Premium and Deluxe packages, you will be allowed into the private party room 15 minutes prior to the party time to set up and decorate. We cannot extend outside the two-hour timeframe in the rooms. You and your guests are welcome to explore the science center from open to close on the day of the party.

Outside Food & Drink
Hosts are welcome to bring cake and non-alcoholic drinks. No other outside food is permitted inside Adventure Science Center. If you wish to purchase boxed lunches from the on-site Subway, please let us know as you book your party. All food must stay inside the private party room. 
If you wish to have outside food or drink at your birthday party (or if you select the Basic package), you are welcome to enjoy your lunch at the picnic tables located in our lower parking lot under the solar panels.

Cleaning
For our Premium and Deluxe packages, please leave the room as you found it with all trash thrown in the receptacles provided. Make sure you don’t forget anything when you leave!

Member Discount
Our members enjoy special discounts on birthday party bookings. You must be a member at the time of booking in order to receive the member discount.

Decorations
For our Premium and Deluxe packages, the private party room includes four (4) eight-foot rectangle tables and at least 25 chairs. The host may display decorations with the exceptions of piñatas, silly string, confetti and anything taped, stapled or applied to the walls.

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Please note: Birthday parties are only available on the weekends.

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800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
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