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  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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Family Science Labs


At Adventure Science Center, we believe the best way to learn science is to experience it first-hand!

Our Family Science Labs offer opportunities for parents and homeschool teachers to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics in engaging, hands-on ways with their children and/or students. Each of our levels present new challenges with age-appropriate educational materials and activities to spark excitement in all participants.


  • Explorers & Investigators: $5 per child 
  • Researchers: $7.50 per child



July 22
Explorers  |  Ages 3–5

July 26 & 29
Researchers  |  Ages 10–13

August 2 & 5
Investigators  |  Ages 6–9


JULY | Extreme Weather & Earth

Extreme Weather & Earth

With the Music City Solar Eclipse just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to look at some of the incredible weather and other phenomena happening right here on Earth.

Explorers  |  Eventful Earth

Incredible events happen all around us every day…. But how? and why? Let’s discover the answers to these questions and more!

July 22

Researchers  |  Extreme Earth

Are the phenomenal occurrences on our earth predictable or a surprise? Is there a science to knowing when and where they will happen? Let’s find out!

July 26July 29

AUGUST | Electricity & Circuits

Electricity & Circuits

Get ready for some sparks to fly, because we’re exploring electricity and circuits this month! From circuit-building to electric currents, come learn the basics of this vital science.

Investigators  |  Electrical Engineering 101

We use electricity ALL THE TIME! But how does it work? Why does it work? Let’s discover the science behind this incredible technology!

August 2August 5

Explorers  |  It's Electric!

What is electricity, and how does it work? Let’s discover the science behind this incredible technology, while designing our own circuits!

August 16

Researchers  |  Electrical Engineering

Electricity. We use, see it, maybe even smell it most every day. But have you ever wondered why and how it works? Let’s engineer circuits and discover how electricity does work for us!

August 23August 26

SEPTEMBER | Robotic Exploration

Robotic Exploration

R2D2… WALL-E… Optimus Prime… what do all these characters have in common? They’re robots! Join us for a crash course on robotics while learning how they work.

Investigators  |  Robot Explorers

Are you a robot? What about your dog, vacuum, dishwasher, or baby brother?! Let’s investigate the science that makes robots so awesome and helpful to us!

September 6September 9

Explorers  |  Robot Engineering

What’s a robot? What can robots do? How do they work? Let’s explore simple robots and discover how they are different from you.

September 20September 23

Researchers  |  Robotics 101

How do robots work? What makes them different than and similar to people? Let’s use our knowledge about how stuff works to solve these questions, and to program a robot for our own tasks!

September 27September 30

OCTOBER | What is Autumn?

What is Autumn?

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s a perfect time to explore the science behind what’s actually happening here each fall.

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Investigators  |  Autumn Unleashed

What makes autumn? Is it the colors? The temperature? Let’s investigate how seasons happen and why FALL is so awesome!


Explorers  |  Crisp, Colorful & Crackling

As the Leaves begin to change color and the air gets a little cooler, it’s time for a special fall-themed Little Labe where we will explore the science that makes this season to incredible!!


Researchers  |  Autumnal Science

Is earth the only planet that experiences season-changes? Let’s discover what makes autumn happen here on Earth, and if that’s possible on any other planets!


Family Science Lab tickets must be purchased in conjunction with membership or general admission tickets. It is only necessary to purchase a lab ticket for any participating child; accompanying parent does not need to purchase a separate ticket.

After adding your child’s lab ticket to your cart, click the “General Admission” link in the green sidebar to add admission tickets to your cart.

All labs run approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Please note the time difference for our Researchers group.

All information posted is subject to change.

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