The 12 Days of Science are returning to Adventure Science Center in December 2014! Join the merriment with a full lineup of seasonal programs and activities for the entire family. Included with general admission.
Saturday, Dec. 13
Catch local talent of all ages singing and playing holiday tunes. Sing along with the Nashville Caroling Company. Sample an assortment of instruments, or try a new one at the Musical Petting Zoo provided by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “See” your voice on a computer screen, and experiment with sound waves and pitch.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Come join us for this electrifying day! Who was the greatest electrical scientist of all time? Find out in “Giants of Electrical Science”, an interactive theater demonstration. Add to your holiday excitement by working with the Middle Tennessee Robotics Society (MTRAS) to make and take your own high-tech LED ornament! Try your hand at circuitry - can you make a pickle into a light bulb? How about a potato into a clock? Learn how electricity gets into your home, and figure out more efficient ways to use it in our special SciBites show “Energy Misers.”
Sunday, Dec. 21
Discover what happens to everyday objects when they are cooled down to -321 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy liquid nitrogen frozen treats!
Monday, Dec. 22
Birds of a Feather
At this event, science is for the birds, both native and far away favorites. Say hello to WSMV’s Snowbird, the most famous penguin in Tennessee, and visit our penguin corner to learn more about these flightless birds. Meet some local rescue birds from Walden’s Puddle, explore owl appetites and other bird features. Also, participate in the Owl Pellet Lab!*
Tuesday, Dec. 23
The Joys of Toys
Try out some of the newest high-tech toys on the market, and look inside to find out how they work. Test your skills with LEGO® Mindstorms® robots.
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Learn about magnets, magnetic levitation, and why your compass doesn’t point to the real North Pole! Make an ornament using beads that respond to ultraviolet radiation by changing color.
Friday, Dec. 26
Winter Sports Science
Come explore the science behind winter sports. Discover the scientific elements of the slammin’ slap shot in hockey, the fantastic frictional fun in curling, the secret forces of snowboarding, the G-forces of bobsledding, and the angular momentum of ice skating!
Saturday, Dec. 27
World Wide Winter
Discover what winter is like beyond Tennessee. Explore the science behind the four seasons, and winter in other parts of the world, including the coldest places on earth. Without even leaving Nashville experience seasonal, holiday, and cultural traditions from around the world through demos and activities with local cultural organizations.
Sunday, Dec. 28
Without Winter: The Science of Heat
Compare different degrees of heat, and discover an unseen universe using infrared light. Chill out at the infrared wall and study the science of heat!
Monday, Dec. 29
Livin’ the Arctic Life: Surviving the Tundra
Join us for a chilling day of survival science! Discover how organisms, including humans, survive and thrive in the coldest places on the planet! Participate in building a life-size igloo out of plastic jugs, and learn how snow shoes help winter wonderers! Explore animal adaptations of the coolest animals on earth.
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Out of this World Winter
See what weather conditions are like in our solar system and beyond, and what the seasons are like on Jupiter and Mars. Through special demos and activities learn about space snow, seasons that last for years instead of months, and other extremes of planetary seasons.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Happy Noon Year!
Celebrate the New Year without staying up until midnight! It’s a fun way for families with younger children to celebrate together. Don’t miss the noisemakers, dancing, a streamer celebration, and much more.
*Lab fee applies. Programs subject to change.