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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Scientists on Site

Make a lasting impact...

The Scientists on Site program at Adventure Science Center strives to connect guests with the research and innovation happening in our community by facilitating a dialogue with local experts through:

  • Professional development that prepares experts for conversations about their work
  • Mentorship program with dedicated high school students
  • Hands-on activities created by the mentor-mentee team that can effectively communicate their current research, spark interest, and encourage discussion
  • Public events featuring face-to-face interactions through time on the museum floor, working with camps and school groups, and/or special event days
  • Broadening the impact and providing an opportunity to network with the Nashville community


Scientists on Site is a one year commitment, including:

  • December - April (6-10 hours per month)
    • Professional development training period consisting of four 2-4 hour PD workshops
    • Activity development period consisting of two or three 2-3 hour workshops
    • A visit to your lab or place of work with your mentee and an ASC representative to foster a better understanding of your research and a stronger connection to the activity(ies) you are developing together
    • Participate in an activity showcase at the end of the PD training period
  • May - October (2-4 hours per month)
    • Commitment to volunteering at least once a month to showcase the activity you developed
  • Participants will also mentor a high school member of our Youth CR3W program to build their long-term commitment to science education and provide a greater understanding of your specific discipline's culture.

Upon completion of Scientists on Site, you will be invited to a special event with the full cohort and members of Youth CR3W to celebrate your accomplishments.


November 19, 2017  |  Application Deadline 

December 9, 2017  |  Cohort Meet & Greet 

January 6, 2018  |  Informal Learning Environments (PD Workshop)

January 27, 2018  |  Materials-Rich Experiences (PD Workshop)

February 24, 2018  |  Program Development & Facilitation (PD Workshop)

March 16-18, 2018  |  Mentor-Mentee Job Site Visits 

March 31, 2018  |  Engaging the Public (PD Workshop)

April 14, 2018  |  Final Prototyping (Program Development)

April 28, 2018  |  Scientists on Site Showcase 


Contact us at or call the Volunteer Manager at (615) 401-5099.

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