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, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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Camps make science fun - all year long!

Our camps combine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. We aim to inspire a lifelong passion for learning while teaching creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

Members get special discounts on all of our camps - join today to get this benefit!

Change of plans? Check out our cancellation policy!

2019 - 2020 Camp Themes

When school is out, camp is in session at the Adventure Science Center! Camp days are packed with hands-on classroom activities, time to explore the science center, recess and games. Adventure Science Center camps are designed for youth from Kindergarten- 5th grade. General camp programming is from 9-3:30pm with before and after care, included in the cost of registration, running from 7:45-5:15pm

To register click to select a date from the camp program guide below. 

This year, break camps require DAILY registration so you can choose which days to attend camp. Make sure to register for EACH DAY your child will be at camp.

October 7-11 - Fall Break

Chemistry : Potions, Pop-Rocks and Polymers

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Kick off Fall break with some crazy chemistry featuring everyone’s favorite polymer: slime. In this camp we will make predictions, test wicked reactions and explore the scientific properties of slime. This week will be SLIMETASTIC.

This camp is SOLD OUT!

October 7-11 - Maker Camp

In this five-day camp, participants can explore the “What IIF” – Innovation, Iteration, and Fabrication - process by designing and creating a custom suit of cardboard armor.

Member youth: $500 per week
Nonmember youth: $550 per week

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November 8

Max Velocity: Physics behind Trucks

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

How does a Monster truck achieve maximum velocity? Who designed the dump truck? Why are tractor tires SO big? The answers all lie in science and physics and will be discovered in this one day camp program all about the guardians of the roadways.

Register - Nov. 8

November 11

Lego Robotics Boot Camp

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Dive into our collection of Legos to find inspiration for the next robot of the future. Campers will get to Meet and Greet with a Lego Mindstorm, learn basics of programming and master build a path for an ozobot.

Register - Nov. 11

December 20, 23, 27, 30

End of the Year: Summer Flashback

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Re-live the best from summer 2019 with unique individual day camps!
December 20 - Dinosaurs 
December 23 - Space 
December 27 - Medical Science 
December 30 - Robots

Register - Dec. 20

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Register - Dec. 27

Register - Dec. 30

January 1-3 

Ecology: Planet Protectors

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Join the next generation of planet protectors as we find STEM solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Use basic household items to clean up an oil spill, discover a variety of habitats for creatures, create a classroom mini-compost and learn why the Earth’s biospheres depend on 21st-century problem solvers!

Register - Jan. 1

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January 20 

Universe: Trip around the Sun

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Climb aboard the ASC rocketship and travel around our immediate solar system to get a closer look at some of our planetary neighbors.

Register - Jan. 20

February 17 

Biology: Power to the Pollinators

Members: $55 per day
Not-yet-members: $65 per day

Do you like pizza, chocolate or ice cream? You can thank powerful pollinators for these tasty treats and so much more! Learn how bees give us a huge variety of taco toppings and flowers in this buzz-tatsic camp!

Register - Feb. 17

Cancellation Policy 

We understand plans change! Our camps can fill up fast which means we also have an active wait-list so letting us know you can't make it is super helpful.  Please review the following cancellation policy.  

Less than 4 weeks before : Full Refund 
Less than 2 weeks before : 50% Refund 
Less than 1 week before : No Refund 

To make changes on your registration or to be added to our waitlist please email 

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Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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