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STEP 1: Make a Choice STEP 2: Make a Count STEP 3: Make a Call STEP 4: Make a Plan STEP 5: Make the Trip

STEP 2: Make A Count

  • Estimate the total number of students.
  • Estimate the number of free chaperones. Chaperones are adults (parents or teachers) responsible for the behavior of students and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times. Groups are required to have chaperones in the following ratios:
    • Preschool to 8th grade
      1 adult per every 5 students required and admitted free
    • High School
      1 adult per 15 students required and admitted free
  • Estimate the number of extra individuals (beyond the required chaperones) who will accompany the group.
Admission to Adventure Science Center exhibits
Students $5
Students of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Free
Extra Adults $6
Extra Youth (not part of the school) $5
Additional Programs
Add Demonstration + $1.50
Add Presentation + $2
Add Planetarium Program + $3
Add Lab + $3 (some labs are higher)

Some programs require non-refundable advance deposits and materials fees. Prices subject to change without notice.

School Field Trip Rates

A school field trip group is 15 or more students from an educational institution. Groups smaller than 15 students may also book field trips, for a fee equivalent to a group of 15 students.

Reservations are required for group visits and to recieve group pricing. We strongly recommend reserving your visit at least four weeks in advance.

To qualify for group pricing, one payment for the total amount is due upon arrival at ASC. Your organization is responsible for collecting all fees in advance including any extra adults above the chaperone/student ratio.

Individuals arriving with the group but paying separately will pay regular general admission price plus planetarium and program fees (space permitting) instead of the group rate. Please note that processing these extra transactions will lengthen the check-in process for your group and for others.

ASC and reciprocal memberships, coupons and special offers do not apply to school group visits.

Large Group Deposit Policy

For groups of 100 or more students

A $75 deposit is due upon receipt of your reservation confirmation letter. Deposits will be credited toward the total amount due.

Planetarium show reservations require a $1 per person non-refundable deposit. Deposits not received on time may result in cancellation of planetarium reservations.

Balance is due in full upon arrival.

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