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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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Homeschool Science Lyceum

SPECIAL HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM

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

Join us for our NEW educational science program geared towards homeschool students! These biweekly courses allow students to explore chemistry, physics and anatomy in fun, hands-on ways with each lesson building on the foundation laid during the previous class.

COST: $5 per class for ASC members; $7.50 per class for non-members
Must be purchased in conjunction with general admission or membership. Please see below for more information.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

AGE GROUPS & CLASS TIMES

All K-2nd Classes Full - stay tuned for more offerings!

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
12 to 12:45 p.m.

3rd – 5th Grade
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

6th – 8th Grade
3 to 3:45 p.m.

ANATOMY (October-December)

OCTOBER 31  |  CELLS

In biology, the cell is the basic structure of organisms. All cells are made by other cells. There are two basic kinds of cells: prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells. Explore these different types of cells and how they play into your life.

NOVEMBER 14  |  DNA DESSERT! 

DNA, short for deoxyribonucleic acid, is the molecule that contains the genetic code of organisms. This includes animals, plants, protists, archaea and bacteria. DNA is in each cell in the organism and tells cells what proteins to make. Discover the basics of DNA, like its structure, with fun, hands-on activities.

ALL CLASSES FULL

NOVEMBER 28  |  STRAWBERRY DNA

Have you ever seen DNA? In this lesson, you'll get to! Learn how you can extract, isolate, and observe the DNA of a strawberry in a matter of minutes. 

ALL CLASSES FULL

DECEMBER 12  |  ADAPTATIONS

Adaptation is the evolutionary process where an organism becomes better suited to its habitat. When people speak about adaptation, they often mean a feature that helps an animal or plant survive. Discover how this process, which can take many generations to develop, can help raise survival rates.

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K-2nd–FULL  3rd-5th–FULL    6th–8th

ASTRONOMY & EARTH SCIENCE (January-February)

JANUARY 16  |  STARDUST!

With an estimated 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, it's no wonder astronomers look to the sky with a great sense of curiosity. Step into an astronomers shoes as we explore how stars are formed, how they die and more.

ALL CLASSES FULL!

JANUARY 30  |  MINERAL MADNESS

There are nearly 4,000 different rocks and minerals on planet Earth. Explore the laters of our planet, how rocks form and more... this one is going to rock!

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd-5th–FULL   6th–8th

FEBRUARY 13  |  GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Did you know our planet's surface is constantly shifting? In this class, we'll explore how tectonic plates shape our world.

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd-5th–FULL   6th–8th

FEBRUARY 27  |  COOKING UP A STORM

Three ingredients are needed to make our weather: air, water & heat. Learn how different combinations can result in different weather phenomenon in this exciting class.

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K-2nd–FULL  3rd-5th–FULL   6th–8th

ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS (March-May)

MARCH 13  |  DEEPWATER HORIZON

Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater, semi-submersible offshore drilling rig that dug the deepest oil well in history. Looking at this uniquely designed vessel, we can explore the Engineering Design Process and start to think about what we may have changed.

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K-2nd–FULL   3rd–5th 6th–8th

MARCH 27  |  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY

No doubt about it... electricity is a necessity in our lives. In this class, we'll explore the basics of electricity, how it's created and how it's used.

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd-5th–FULL   6th–8th

APRIL 10  |  IT'S ELECTRIC!

Now that we know the basics of electricity, we can explore the incredible world of circuitry. Learn how to create series and parallel circuits, problem solve any issues and enjoy a chance to feel like an electrical engineer.

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd-5th–FULL    6th–8th

APRIL 24  |  THE GREAT PAPER AIRPLANE

In this introduction to aerospace engienering, we'll explore how to make the best paper airplane and see who's design flies best.

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd–5th 6th–8th

MAY 8  |  TOWER BUILD

Get those hard hats out, because it's time to dive into construction! Learn how to build a structure and make it stronger.

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K-2nd–FULL     3rd–5th 6th–8th

MAY 22  |  ASTRO-ENGINEERING

Join us for an out-of-this-world look at how spacesuits are engineered! 

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K-2nd–FULL    3rd–5th 6th–8th


A NOTE ABOUT TICKETS:

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 lab 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.

Due to limited space, siblings are unable to be in class with their brother/sister unless they have also purchased a ticket.

All information posted is subject to change.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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