Think you can shoot the perfect free throw? Find out when you experience Adventure Science Center’s newest hands-on exhibit, Basketball: The Science of Swish!

As you step up to the basket and throw several foul shots, sensors detect the arc of the shot and show an image of the trajectory superimposed over the “ideal” arc. Then you can attempt to correct your shot while learning how arc affects the accuracy of a foul shot and the degree of arc that works best.

Scientists and coaches with Noah Basketball, an Alabama-based technology company, studied over 10,000 shooters and found that having a consistent arc of 45 degrees can significantly improve your shooting percentage. By practicing with the Noah system, pros and beginners alike can greatly increase their accuracy. It’s science in action!

This exhibit made possible in part by Nashville Sports Council, CTS, and Noah Basketball. Included with general admission.