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

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Early Explorers

EARLY EXPLORERS HAS RETURNED!

Although our new early childhood area is not quite ready, we have some exciting things planned for your budding scientist!
Check out the themes for upcoming programs at the bottom of this page.

To learn about other places to engage your preschooler during the construction process, click here»

Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of science before the Science Center opens to the general public! On select Mondays*, Early Explorers can enjoy all the exhibits, see a special preschool planetarium show, and attend story time with our staff. Meet other parents. Arrange a play date. Or just enjoy having a special time for your curious little one!

Early Explorers Planetarium Shows:

  


COST:

Adventure Science Center Members:
Free general admission
$2 – planetarium show

Non-members:
$4.95 – Children under age 6 (includes planetarium show)
$10.95 – Adults and children age 6+ (includes planetarium show)

Please note: Early Explorers is available until 9:40 a.m. for individual admissions only and is not available for group sales.


 

Schedule:

9 a.m. 
Free exploration time
Discount breakfast available in Subway®

9:45 a.m.
Preschool show in Sudekum Planetarium

 

10:45 a.m.
Story Time in Cosmic Ray’s

Upcoming Programs

SEPTEMBER 25  |  FALL!

Come celebrate the beginning of autumn with us! Learn how gravity ties into the season changes and have fun with an experiment where YOU change the colors of the leaves.

OCTOBER 2  |  STARGAZING

Let’s explore the stars! As the days shorten and nights grow longer, there's more time to observe the night sky. Learn about the Earth's rotation while making your own constellation.

OCTOBER 9  |  AMAZING ANIMALS

Come say hello to some of ASC's critters! Although they may be considered spooky by some, they're actually really nice and will help you learn about different animal habitats.

OCTOBER 16  |  BUBBLING PUMPKINS

Who's ready for some pumpkin fun?! Join us for a fun bubble experiment during the kickoff of our Halloween fun!

OCTOBER 23  |  GHOULISH REACTIONS

Say BOO! Explore chemical reactions before we dive into a fun Halloween-themed experiment where you can create your own little ghost and watch it fly.

OCTOBER 30  |  OOZING PUMPKINS

It's time for some spook-tacular science! Celebrate the Halloween with an incredible live science show involving pumpkins and help us find our own monster friends.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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