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 Day, and March 30, 2019 for MAD Bash

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Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows

Our sensory-friendly shows are a welcoming option for guests on the autism spectrum, guests with sensory sensitivities, or young children. All are welcome to attend these shows - they’re not restricted to guests with sensory needs.

How do these differ from regularly-scheduled shows?

  • Light: Instead of turning house lights off during the show, we adjust them to a dim level to avoid total darkness.
  • Sound: The show will play at a lower volume than usual to reduce loud sounds.
  • Movement: Guests are welcome to make noise and move about the theater during sensory-friendly shows.
  • Crowds: To avoid large crowds, we limit the number of tickets sold for sensory-friendly shows.

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Shows


Planetarium Accommodations

Available in limited quantities for all Sudekum Planetarium programs:

  • Noise reduction ear muffs to further limit volume
  • Weighted lap blankets for therapeutic relief
  • Stuffed animals to offer tactile comfort
  • Assistive listening devices for guests who are hard of hearing
  • White gloves to improve visibility of ASL interpreters' hands in the darkened theater*

*If your group is arriving with an ASL interpreter, we'll be happy to loan our white gloves. Otherwise, please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your trip at if you need us to provide an interpreter.


At Adventure Science Center, we’re working hard to break down the barriers to access, whether physical, financial, or cultural, to provide an inclusive experience for ALL guests.

Accessibility at Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center is a proud member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

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