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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Way Late Play Date (21+)

Space Jams (90s Sci-Fi)

Thursday, Apr. 26  |  6:30 to 10 p.m.

It doesn’t matter if you cheered for the Tune Squad or the Monstars… the 1990s were rife with incredible science fiction films! From protecting the world from an asteroid certain to destroy the planet to keeping the peace between humans and extraterrestrials while sporting stylish black suits, this Way Late Play Date will quench your nostalgia and take you on a journey through science inspired by some of your favorite 90s sci-fi films.

Tickets are $35 for not-yet-members and $25 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities, three beverage tickets (beer, hard cider, or soda), a planetarium show and a souvenir cup.

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"Everybody get up it's time to slam now."

Channel your inner basketball star at this activity focused on your favorite Michael Jordan movie… Space Jam! Explore the science of bounce with racquetballs, basketballs and “flubber” to see how temperature can affect elasticity.


"We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here."

From Edgar the Bug to the galaxy on Orion’s belt, explore Men in Black like never before… with science! We’ll be paying homage to the film’s villain with an up-close look at our cockroaches, discovering how mass can warp space - like the Arquilian Galaxy, and even learning how far you’d have to travel to reach our celestial neighbors.


"I picked a helluva a day to quit drinkin'."

You know the iconic Independence Day scene where the Harvesters blast the White House to smithereens? Watch as we showcase how our own “City Destroyer” high-power laser can reduce a “White House” to rubble.


"Look... if I quit now, they win."

Something strange is happening at Adventure Science Center. Pick up the phone. Await your instructions.

LASER 90S - Planetarium Show

"On your mark, ready, set, let's go..."

Be the FIRST to see our newest laser show higlighting some of the best tunes from the 90s! Get ready to get jiggy wit it as incredible fulldome digital imagery, millions of stars and brilliant lasers combine to perform to everything from Chumbawamba's Tubthumping to Nelly Furtado's Like a Bird to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit

Showtimes TBA

VIP LOUNGE - ASC Members & Passport Holders

"Wait'll I get you back on Moron Mountain!"

Step into The Tune Stadium to try your hand at some Nerf basketball, get creative with our larger-than-life adult coloring page, and enjoy one of our complimentary Cosmic Cosmos in this exclusive area just for you. All you need is your Adventure Science Center member card or Way Late Play Date passport and photo ID to get in!

Not a member or passport holder and want to enjoy this perk? At the event, visit our Guest Services desk on the first floor to purchase an ASC membership for $10 OFF and get immediate access!

Other Activities

  • Don your best 90s outfit, play some trivia, and enter the Costume Contest with Hypericon in Jack Wood Hall.
  • Dance the night away at our Silent Rave in Eureka Theater with Nashville DJ Truck and check out our incredible new mural by local artist, Emily Sue Laird.
  • Get virtual with our friends from The Rabbit Hole - VR by trying out one of their awesomely on-theme modules: Hoops VR or Space Pirate VR.
  • Enjoy the chance to meet Adara, snag a photo in her booth, and learn more about the upcoming LAUNCH benefit with Lightning 100 supporting the science center!
  • Food Trucks onsite (extra charge)Steaming Goat and That Awesome Taco Truck.


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Beer. Science. Pop Culture.

WAY LATE PLAY DATES: Crazy science fun for the 21+ crowd

Every few months, we open our doors after hours to adults only for unique fundraising events that combine science and your favorite pop culture franchises. From investigating Batman's incredible helmet to exploring what food might taste like in the apocalypse, no two events are the same... ever! Enjoy the chance to let your inner kid out to play as you explore all the science center has to offer - from exciting hands-on exhibits and experiments to incredible planetarium features - with an adult beverage in hand.

2018 Way Late Play Dates:

21+. Valid photo ID required at the door. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable. All proceeds support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences.

Program subject to change.

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