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 2, 2019 for MAD Bash

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Sudekum Planetarium


Welcome to the Sudekum Planetarium

We're located inside Adventure Science Center! We have a wide variety of educational and entertaining shows in store for you. We also present a number of special shows on a regular basis. These include Second Saturday extended hours with sky shows, laser shows, and Fulldome Features (highlighting unique fulldome works from around the world). Other monthly events include our Yoga Under the Stars experience and Sensory-Friendly Shows to keep visits comfortable for guests sensitive to light and sound. We welcome preschool families as part of Adventure Science Center's Early Explorers program on select Monday mornings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Email us or call us at 615-401-5092. See you soon!

-Derrick, Drew, KC, Patrick, and Thomas
Sudekum Planetarium Staff


About Our Planetarium Theatre

Our story begins with Tony Sudekum. A Nashville native and president of Crescent Amusement Company, we were priviliged to number him among our founding board members. After Tony's passing in 1946, his widow made a donation to purchase our first star projector. Armand Spitz, the inventor of that projector, was the guest of honor at a ceremony dedicating the Sudekum Planetarium on March 3, 1952.

After renovations and two complete rebuilds, our planetarium has grown and improved. At the center of the Judith Payne Turner Theatre’s 63-foot dome is the GOTO Chiron optical star projector, which produces a staggering 6.5 million stars. Its breathtakingly realistic night sky works in tandem with Digistar 5 fulldome visuals. This hybrid system is unparalleled throughout the United States and additionally boasts a SkyLase laser projector. Combined, our projection systems will sweep you away with wonders of the night sky, cutting edge science, and stunning journeys across our planet, galaxy, and beyond. Come explore with us!

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