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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Adventures in Volunteering!

Volunteers are an integral part of the Adventure Science Center team! They are a dedicated group of individuals who serve a vital role in helping us achieve our mission to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering an understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved with Adventure Science Center through a variety of volunteer shifts and assignments. From ushering planetarium shows to facilitating activities at events, there is a place for everyone!

Please note: Adventure Science Center does not offer court-ordered community service as a volunteer opportunity.

General Volunteers Docents Youth CR3W Special Events

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If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please contact the Volunteer Services team at or (615) 401-5099

General Volunteer Program

Volunteers work alongside Adventure Science Center staff and educators while assisting with daily operations, programs, and special events. Volunteer involvement is divided into several areas and assignments, which can be found by viewing our volunteer position descriptions»


  • Must commit to volunteering for 6 months
  • Must complete a minimum of 25 hours of service during 6-month participation
  • Complete a Background Check (18+)
  • Minimum 14 years of age
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation and additional training courses for your position, as needed
  • Submit a Volunteer Application»
  • 10% discount in ASC gift shop
  • Free Individual or Family Membership after 100 hours
  • Participation in Volunteer Recognition Program
  • Exclusive invitations to volunteer events & exhibit previews


Docents (Education Volunteers)

Docents are a dedicated group of volunteers who work alongside Adventure Science Center educators to provide informal education programs to visitors. They help educate by utilizing Discovery Carts, guiding guest experiences in exhibit halls, and assisting educators with programs and special events. Docents may also participate in offsite educational programming and events throughout Nashville. Docents are trained by Adventure Science Center educators to teach and engage on various topics, programs, and presentations.


  • Prerequisite: Minimum 20 hours of service as in the General Volunteer Program
  • Complete a minimum of 70 hours of service per year
  • Attend a five-hour Docent Orientation & Training
  • Attend ongoing Docent training courses


Youth CR3W (High School Volunteers)

More than just another extracurricular, Youth CR3W is a program that prepares Nashville teens for college and the working world. Students are encouraged to apply as high school freshmen, committing to the program for four years. However, any high school student is welcome to apply for this exciting program! Pronounced “crew,” the “3” in CR3W represents three E’s: engage, explore, and explain. Learn more»

Program Expectations:

  • Volunteer at science center public events at least one Saturday per month
  • Volunteer with at least one ScienceQuest Camp during the year
  • Interact with the general public as an exhibit explainer and through hands-on activities
  • Maintain good academic standing at school (“B” average in standard academic courses)
  • Attend Youth CR3W field trips, which may include visiting colleges, labs, & makerspaces
  • Represent the science center within the building and community
  • CR3W in years 2, 3, and 4 are presented the opportunity to participate in a mentorship alongside our Scientists on Site Program
  • Apply to three Colleges/Universities for admission during Senior year.


Special Events Volunteers (21+)

Let's face it... Adventure Science Center couldn't host its amazing special events without the support of many volunteers! They ensure registration and check-in runs smoothly, support educators with live science programming, and so much more. Our Special Events volunteer program focuses on our big events of the year, including Way Late Play Dates, Science of Beer, Red, White & BOOM, and more!


Special Benefit: Volunteer at three (3) special events, get one (1) free ticket to attend!


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Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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