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.

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MAD Bash

Saturday, March 10  |  6:30–10:30pm

We’re turning the volume up on our third annual MAD Bash fundraiser, presented by Lexus of Cool Springs and Lexus of Nashville, to take you on an incredible journey through sound! Come get to know the Science Center better while exploring the exhibits your family knows and loves at this upscale, adults-only event!

All ticket levels include access to all exhibits and experiences at MAD Bash 2018, incredible food and drinks, and an immersive planetarium show – or two! This is one night you don’t want to miss, so please join us for a special evening supporting our next generation of scientists, engineers, explorers, and innovators who will transform our world!


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Attire: Snappy Casual
Co-Chairs: Rankin McGugin & Sarah Perry

MAD Bash is the major fundraising event of Adventure Science Center. Ticket proceeds directly support the Science Center’s innovative educational programs. Unable to attend but wish to make a donation? Click Here»

2018 Ticket Levels

  • Nuclear: $500
    By choosing to go Nuclear, your explosive support will impact the many science enrichment programs that the Science Center offers each and every day. You will also receive access to the special “day of” patrons’ party created especially for kids.  And you will be recognized as one of our super patrons throughout the night.

  • Chemical: $175
    Your transforming support of Adventure Science Center at the Chemical level will be gratefully acknowledged as one of our generous patrons. You will also receive access to the special “day of” patrons’ party created especially for kids. 

  • Mechanical: $100
    Enjoy a night of energy-filled science experiences, incredible food and drink, and an immersive planetarium show—or two!

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2018 Patrons' Party

NEW - Patrons’ Party, co-hosted by Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth

Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 – 11:30am

Don’t miss getting access to this awesome patron benefit… tickets for the kids to experience an exclusive “day-of” party to explore the Science Center! This very special morning will provide our young guests an exclusive time to explore the museum, participate in special science activities, create something to take home, and enjoy a dance party in the Moonwalk exhibit.

[Limited to 150 Chemical/Nuclear-level ticketholders, children must be accompanied by an adult.]

2018 MAD Bash Committee

Rankin McGugin, co-chair

Sara Perry, co-chair

Louise Alexander

Constance Baker

Blythe Browne

Julie Burkhalter

Courtney Childress

Kate Chinn

Rose Cook

Amy Crosby

Brittany Davidson

Julie Dretler

Sharon Hale

Carlisle Hamling

Jen Lacey

Callen Martin

Karen Mathews

Kelly Mayes

Ashley McAdams

Vance McGuigan

Hannah Ozburn

Liz Palmer

Blaire Parkes

Amy Pass

Alice Rolli

Polly Ryerson

Michelle Scobey

Carden Simcox

Mackenzie Skeen

Julia Spickard

Whitney St. Pierre

Jenny Steele

Amanda Tolbert

Heather Traylor

Lauren Weaver

Meg White

Susan Neal Williams

MAD Bash 2018 is presented by  





Barge Design Solutions, Chef's Market, Cherry Bekaert, EY, Haloroc Holdings, Hand Family Companies, Iroquois Capital Group, The Parent Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Reliant Bank, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison, The Crichton Group

If you would like more information about sponsoring this event, please contact our Events Manager, Jennie Stumpf, at (615) 401-5106 or

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