Event Details

This event is running from 30 April 2015 until 5 October 2017. It is next occurring on April 27, 2017 6:30 pm

  • Upcoming Dates:


Thursday, Apr. 27  |  6:30 to 10 p.m.Captain America and Arrow take a break from protecting the Science Center for a quick photo op.

Whether you align with team Marvel or team DC, our next Way Late Play Date is where you’ll want to be! Explore the science behind some of your favorite superheroes while determining which franchise is Nashville’s favorite. Don’t forget your cape!

Tickets are $35 for not-yet-members and $25 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities, three beverage tickets (beer, wine and soft drinks), a planetarium show and a souvenir cup.

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Activities (included with admission):

  • Education activities (6:30 – 9:15 p.m.): TBA
  • Costume contest
  • Planetarium shows
  • Special activities with our Community Partners!

Extra Charge:

  • Food trucks onsite: Hibachi 4 Hire & Steaming Goat
  • Make your own Way Late Play Date souvenir t-shirt with Hip Hues!

Way Late Play Dates typically sell out before the event, so don’t procrastinate. Get your tickets today!

21+. Valid photo ID required at the door. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. All proceeds support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences.

Program subject to change.

Have a group of 20 or more people? Call (615) 401-5106 to learn about our group ticket rates.

Interested in volunteering for this event? Contact volunteer@adventuresci.org. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Adventure Science Center, click here»

Printing Sponsor:

Minuteman Press


Brewery Partners:

Entertainment Partner:


Community Partners:

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About Way Late Play Date – Putting the “FUN” in Fundraiser

Every few months we open our doors from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to adults-only for a night of science and fun. Each Way Late Play Date has a pop culture theme with cool science activities to take part in. All the Science Center’s exhibits are adult-friendly, so if the kids can climb it or slide down it, SO CAN YOU!

2017 Way Late Play Dates:

  • February 2: Time Travel (winner of fan voting – new theme)
  • April 27: Marvel vs. DC (winner of fan voting – returning theme)
  • July 27: Total Eclipse of the Heart (80s Retro)
  • October 5: Pixar

Subject to change.

Way Late Play Date Passport  |  SOLD OUT

Way Late Play Dates have become one of Nashville’s hottest tickets in town! This special Passport gets you into all four of our Way Late Play Date events for the price of three.
That’s a savings of $35 and four times the fun! 

2018 Way Late Play Date Passports will be on sale starting Oct. 6.


Passport Details: Must be 21 or older to attend Way Late Play Dates. The Passport is not refundable or transferable to other people. If you are unable to attend all four Way Late Play Dates, your purchase will be used as a donation towards the exhibits and education initiatives of Adventure Science Center. Thank you for your support!

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