Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that ignites curiosity and inspires the lifelong discovery of science. 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


The Commitment:

  • Two-month professional development training period consisting of at least 1 interview and 4 professional development workshops (typically 2-4 hours and conducted on Saturdays). During this time, scientists will build their hands-on activity.
  • Participate in an activity showcase at the end of the professional development training period.
  • Mentor a high school member of ASC’s Youth CR3W program. Essential responsibilities for the mentor include building the mentee’s long-term commitment to science education and understanding of the mentor’s specific discipline’s culture.
  • Participate in at least three face-to-face public programs (over the course of a year), including public hours, Way Late Play Date events, Science Cafés, or ASC’s STEM Career Series with school groups or ScienceQuest Camps.
  • Attend a celebratory event upon completing the program!

Questions? Contact or call (615) 401-5074.