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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Professional Development



Our amazing professional development workshops provide fresh ideas for hands-on, low-cost lessons that help you teach standards-based science in a truly engaging way. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the workshop that may be used as a professional development credit at the school system’s discretion.


We’re happy to provide professional development workshops at the location of your choosing and will work with you to develop programming tailored to your specific curriculum needs. Workshops are limited to 30 participants per session.


Registration is now open for Teacher's Night Out!


August 30, 2018, 5:30–8PM

Enjoy a night out at Adventure Science Center for you and one guest! We’ll have refreshments, live science demonstrations, hands-on STEM labs, and a previewing of our 2018-2019 Sudekum Planetarium shows. You won’t want to miss fun games with special prizes (hint: teacher school supplies) with a themed night out to show our appreciation for all that you do, while showcasing just how beneficial Adventure Science Center can be for your school!  

Cost: FREE! 

Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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For Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Teachers

Adventure Science Center is proud to announce its partnership with Makey Makey to deliver this hands-on workshop on invention literacy, circuitry and programming. Participants will walk away with their own Makey Makey kit after a day of experimenting with all the different ways to invent and create using Makey Makey. The principles and activities in this workshop are ideal for incorporating inquiry, engineering, and technology in your classroom. After completing the workshop, participants will have access to Makey Makey Labz, an online community for educators to share their Makey Makey lessons and creations! Cost: $50 $25

Discounted Makey Makey PD sessions are made possible by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


Kindergarten to Fourth Grade
Fifth to Eighth Grade

This workshop will help Educators challenge their students to explore and understand STEM topics and the Engineering Design Process. Educators will leave with samples of activities to use immediately in the classroom. Resources for promoting STEM literacy and aligning lessons to the Next Generation Science Standards will be showcased. Use the skills learned in this workshop to transform science from just a school subject into a critical way to understand, explore and engage with the world. Cost: $25


All Educators

Discover the fundamentals of using inquiry-based learning and the scientific method in your classroom:

  • Learn goals and approaches for hands-on inquiry learning 
  • Learn to plan and conduct an experiment using inquiry process
  • Use workshop resources to incorporate inquiry practices into your existing classroom lessons

Give your students the tools they need to inquire, observe, and deduce scientific meaning from the world around them!


Kindergarten to Fifth Grade

The award-winning NSTA Press Picture-Perfect Science program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K-5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way! Receive background information on physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, and engineering practices. Cost: $50

Call (615) 401-5088 or email for more information, or (615) 862-5177 to book.

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