Birthday Party, Nashville, TN - Adventure Science Center

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Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing 150 guests per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Birthday Parties

**Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend birthday parties. We will begin offering these experiences again when it is safe to do so!**

Looking for an unforgettable birthday experience?

Inspire the young scientists in your life with a birthday party at Adventure Science Center! Our birthday experiences include:

  • Admission for the birthday child, 4 required adults, and 25 additional guests (kids or adults)
  • Private party room for 2 hours (includes tables, tablecloths, and 30 chairs)
  • Private Eureka Theater live science show (15 minutes, 5 available themes)
  • T-shirt for the birthday guest
  • Self-led scavenger hunt

Party rate is $350 per party*. Adventure Science Center members receive $50 off.

(Must be member at time of booking.)  *New pricing structure effective for reservations made on or after February 1, 2020. 

Please Note: 

  • Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, subject to availability. Our birthday party themes are appropriate for ages 1-12. Please submit your request at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired party date.
  • For the safety and security of all guests, we ask that you provide us with your party guest list prior to the start of your party. Our party hosts will check in your guests, and direct any others (such as siblings or additional parents) to purchase general admission.
  • Due to space restrictions in the party room and for your safety, we cannot accommodate a birthday party of more than 30 people (children or adults). Any additional guests over 30 may purchase daily admission at the front desk, but will not be permitted into the party room. 

Choose a theme for your birthday science show!

Sensory Celebration

Recommended Ages: 1-3

Explore the senses with hands-on, immersive demonstrations and activities. Look, listen, and feel your way to science fun!

Astronauts in Training

Recommended Ages: 3-5

Three, two, one… BLAST OFF with our Commander in Charge to explore outer space! Learn how astronauts blast off, live in space, and make it safely back to earth. Astronauts in Training will receive a special mission patch sticker for completing their training!

Mad Scientist Laboratory

Recommended Ages: 6-12

Join our Mad Scientist in the laboratory to explore the science of Chemistry! Observe physical and chemical reactions come to life in five chemi-cool experiments.

Solve it with Science

Recommended Ages: 6-12

Look for clues with our Forensic Scientist as we uncover evidence… using science! Could you be a suspect? Complete a finger printing activity to learn about the different patterns and compare your prints to the perpetrator.

Fantastic Physics 

Recommended Ages: 8-12

Discover the forces that keep planes in the air and keep us on the ground. Help our physicist explore gravity, centripetal force, and flight. We will be sure to blow you away with our grand finale!

Sudekum Planetarium

Are you interested in seeing a planetarium show while you’re here? Let us know! You can also check the show schedule and purchase tickets for the day of your party at adventuresci.org/showtimes.

Birthday party policies

Booking
Birthday parties must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired party date. A $100 deposit is required when booking; balance is due 2 weeks prior to the party. We accept payment by credit card, money order or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

Time constraints
You will be allowed into the private party room 15 minutes prior to the party time to set up and decorate. Extensions past the 2 hours timeframe in the room are not available. You and your guests are welcome to explore the museum from open to close on the day of the party.

Outside food and beverage
All food must stay inside the private party room. Hosts may bring cake and non-alcoholic drinks. No other outside food is permitted inside Adventure Science Center. Please inform us at the time of booking if you intend to purchase boxed lunches from the on-site Subway or frozen yogurt treats from Vega. If you wish to have outside food or drink at your birthday party, you are welcome to enjoy your lunch at the picnic tables located in our lower parking lot under the solar panels, available on a first come, first served basis.

Decorations
The private party room includes 4 eight-foot rectangle tables and 30 chairs. The host may display decorations with the exceptions of piñatas, silly string, confetti and anything taped, stapled or applied to the walls.

Cleaning
Please leave the room as you find it. Place all trash in the provided receptacles.

Cancellations
If a host cancels a party for any reason 2 or more weeks prior to the party date, they will receive a refund less a $25 handling fee. Any cancellations less than 2 weeks before the party date will receive a refund less a $75 handling fee.

Request a date for your birthday party

Contact birthdays@adventuresci.org with questions.

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