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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, Christmas Day, and March 30, 2019 for MAD Bash

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Innovation Incubator Maker Labs

DREAM. DESIGN. MAKE.

Step into the Innovation Incubator (I2) to explore high-tech maker tools while dreaming up incredible ideas and watching them come to life! We're constantly working to provide new I2 Maker Labs that not only get you excited about learning STEM concepts, but also give you free reign to exercise your creative mind. From turning yourself into a 3D printed superhero to using fluid dynamics to create incredible marbled art, there's fun for everyone! Spaces are limited.

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Please note: I2 Maker Labs are add-on experiences, requiring the purchase of general admission tickets or a membership to participate.

 

Current I2 Maker Labs:

MAKE IT: Glowing Crystal

Discover how 3D printing and circuitry can work together to create incredible objects! This lab will teach you about digital fabrication and its use in manufacturing, provide a tutorial on the Meshmixer software to create a 3D crystal sculpture, and allow you to explore basic circuitry to construct your own LED-powered crystal using pre-fabricated parts.

COST:
Members: $15 per student
Non-Members: $20 per student + admission

AGES:
Best for 10 to Adult

MAKE IT: Lasercut Clocks

It’s about time: assemble your own lasercut clock! Learn lasercutter basics, customize and engrave a clock face, and assemble your own timepiece! Learn about clockmaking challenges, and discuss how the human brain perceives the passage of time.

COST:
Members: $12 per student
Non-Members: $16 per student + admission

AGES:
Best for 10 to Adult

DESIGN IT: DIY Video Game Design

Learn the basics of Videogame Design with Bloxels and the Innovation Incubator! We’ll discuss the foundations of what makes great games, and build our very own pixel-based game for friends and family to play!

COST:
Members: $12 per student
Non-Members: $16 per student + admission

AGES:
Best for 11 to Adult

DESIGN IT: Suminagashi Paper-Marbling

Traditional techniques meet cutting-edge science as we explore suminagashi, an ancient Japanese form of paper-marbling! Learn how you can harness the power of fluid mechanics, surface chemistry, and viscosity to create beautiful patterns while turning our creative imaginations in scientific explorations. 

COST:
Members: $12 per student
Non-Members: $16 per student + admission

AGES:
Best for 8 to Adult

PRINT IT: Become an Action Figure!

Become the superhero you always knew you were! Explore 3D printing technologies as you learn how to 3D scan yourself using a "hacked" Kinect, and use 3D software to create an action figure avatar of yourself to 3D print. Please Note: Due to the time required print projects, attendees will receive their final 3D printed project in the mail. 

COST:
Members: $15 per student
Non-Members: $20 per student + admission

AGES:
Best for 10 to Adult

 

Limited space available. Subject change.

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