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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and September 4 - 5, 2019 for annual maintenance.

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Birthday Parties

Looking for an unforgettable birthday experience?

Inspire the young scientists in your life with a birthday party at Adventure Science Center! Our birthday experiences include:

  • General admission to Adventure Science Center
  • Self-led themed scavenger hunt
  • T-shirt for the special guest celebrating their big day
  • Use of a private party room for 2 hours, including a 15-minute live science presentation by one of our Adventure Guides

Birthday parties are offered during business hours on Saturdays and Sundays, subject to availability. Our birthday party themes are appropriate for ages 13 and under. Please submit your request at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired party date.

We require a minimum of 15 children to book your reservation. Room capacity is 30 people (including adults and children). Additional guests wishing to join in the fun at Adventure Science Center may purchase admission (and planetarium tickets) at the museum’s front desk. For your safety, additional guests may not be permitted to enter the party room.

Pricing (per person)

Non-member party rates (per person)

 

Birthday party

Planetarium show

(optional add-on)

Children (2-12)

$17

$7

Adults (13+)

included

$8

 

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.

Member party rates (per person)

 

Birthday party

Planetarium show

(optional add-on)

Children (2-12)

$14

$3.50

Adults (13+)

included

$4

 

Available themes

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 one that blows up! Best for ages 5–12

SCIENCE SUPERHEROES (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 SOUND OF MUSIC CITY (music and 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

ASTRONAUT ADVENTURE (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

Birthday party policies

Booking
Birthday parties must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired party date. A $100 deposit is required when booking; balance is due 2 weeks prior to the party. We accept payment by credit card, money order or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

Time constraints
You will be allowed into the private party room 15 minutes prior to the party time to set up and decorate. Extensions past the 90-minute timeframe in the room are not available. You and your guests are welcome to explore the museum from open to close on the day of the party.

Outside food and beverage
All food must stay inside the private party room. Hosts may bring cake and non-alcoholic drinks. No other outside food is permitted inside Adventure Science Center. Please inform us at the time of booking if you intend to purchase boxed lunches from the on-site Subway or frozen yogurt treats from Vega. If you wish to have outside food or drink at your birthday party, you are welcome to enjoy your lunch at the picnic tables located in our lower parking lot under the solar panels, available on a first come, first served basis.

Decorations
The private party room includes 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.

Cleaning
Please leave the room as you find it. Place all trash in the provided receptacles.

Cancellations
If a host cancels a party for any reason 2 or more weeks prior to the party date, they will receive a refund less a $25 handling fee. Any cancellations less than 2 weeks before the party date will receive a refund less a $75 handling fee.

Request a date for your birthday party

Please note: birthday parties are only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact birthdays@adventuresci.org with questions.

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We will be closed for annual maintenance on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5 to make sure your next adventure is amazing!

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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