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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Spark! Science Emporium

Bring the fun of science learning home!

Have a budding scientist in the family? Want to get a unique gift for a friend? Stop into Spark! Science Emporium for all your science gift needs! From adorable plushes to engineering kits, we've got a little something in our gift shop for all ages.


11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

General Admission is not required for visits to Spark! Science Emporium.


Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party

With August's total solar eclipse quickly approaching, Spark! has items to help you learn more about eclipses, protect your eyes during the partial phases, and even fun souvenirs to keep for yourself or send to friends and family!


American Paper Optics teamed up with noted NASA astrophysicist, Fred Espenak (aka "Mr. Eclipse"), to create this must-have guide. Fun for the entire family, this book is jam-packed with cool facts and helpful hints on how to prepare and enjoy this amazing event. Learn more about eclipses»


During the partial phases of August's total solar eclipse, you will need a pair of safe solar viewing glasses to prevent the Sun's harmful rays from damaging your eyes. Learn about other safe viewing methods»

Safe Solar Viewing Glasses Order:

Individual (1-50) Bulk (50+)

Also available... Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party postcards, bookmarks & posters!

Science @ Home

Whether it's an exciting experiment to do as a family or just something to showcase your love for science, we've got loads of items to bring the excitement of science learning home.


Practice your engineering skills with one simple shape that produces endless possibilities! Assemble them flat to create a 2-D mosaic or work in 3-D to make more complicated structures. Even curves are possible thanks to the unique design of this deceptively simple shape. 

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