CH-CH-CHANGES by Molly Hornbuckle, Marketing Communications Manager


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CH-CH-CHANGES by Molly Hornbuckle, Marketing Communications Manager

Just like the late, great David Bowie, we’re getting ready to turn and face the strange for some changes here at Adventure Science Center. As Music City continues to grow, we want to do our best to reflect our city while providing meaningful, valuable experiences with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to ALL of our guests.

That being said… we’re embarking on a grand journey over the next year to provide you with exciting new ways to engage with content, new opportunities to visit, and a new monthly schedule of events to help YOU better plan your adventure. Here are the FIVE major changes coming soon.

Change #1 – Summer Laser Shows

If you’re a fan of our laser shows in the Sudekum Planetarium, you may recall our Saturday night series of shows during the summer. This year, we’re taking it to the next level by offering LASERS. EVERY. DAY.

Don’t check your glasses… you read that right!

Every afternoon from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends (May 26 – Sept. 3), you can  immerse yourself in your favorite songs as they’re brought to life with brilliant lasers, 6.5 million stars, and awesome digital imagery for a Music City experience you can’t get anywhere else!

Change #2 – Twilight Special

We know it’s not always possible to visit the science center right when our doors open at 10am. We want to help make sure you have enough time to explore all that you want to… even when your plans may go awry.

Starting this June, anyone who purchases a general admission or combination ticket two hours prior to close can enjoy FREE ADMISSION the next day!

All you have to do is bring your original receipt to show to our wonderful Guest Services staff the next day. They’ll give you an updated wristband so you can continue your adventure through STEM!

Change #3 – Second Saturday Extended Hours

Are you ready for a NEW Second Saturday experience?! Good, because you’re in for a treat. Beginning in July, we’ll be keeping our doors open late every Second Saturday!

Our lineup of live shows, fulldome features and laser shows will continue on, but we’re thrilled to enhance the experience by keeping our exhibitions running so you can explore all things science before, during and/or after the shows. With this amplified event, our daily pricing will continue through the night, but it’s only $5 (or $4.50/$4, if you’re a member) to add another show on the same night.

Our official hours on every Second Saturday will be 10AM TO 10PM.
(Psst… this means Twilight Special will begin at 8pm on these days! Sunday Funday, anyone?)

Change #4 – Monthly Themes, Events & Programs

Perhaps one of the biggest changes coming this July is… MONTHLY THEMES! Our team of Science Educators have been working hard on developing 12 unique, exciting STEM-related themes to incorporate into our your daily adventure for July 2018 through June 2019.

On the first Saturday of every month, we’ll host a SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY event from 10am to 4pm that will introduce the theme with a blowout event! Each Super Science Saturday will feature all sorts of hands-on activities, Science Live! demonstrations and community partners to help you learn more about the science behind that month’s theme.

On the last Saturday of every month, we’re adding in special FAMILY FUN LABS that are included with the price of general admission. With these informal Family Fun Labs, you’ll be able to explore science together with hands-on activities in a range of levels so everyone can pop in, learn something new, and have their grand “a-ha!” moment.

Change #5 – New Member Perk

We’re sure you know being an Adventure Science Center member has its perks, but this new one should have you bursting at the seams to join… MEMBERS-ONLY HOURS. EVERY. MONTH.

Beginning this July, we’ll be opening our doors early for Member Mornings on the last Saturday of every month. From 8:30 to 10am, our members can enjoy exclusive time to explore the exhibits before we open to the public! Non-Member guests will have to wait until 10am to purchase admission and explore.

Don’t worry yogis – you’ll still be allowed in for your Yoga Under the Stars practice in the Sudekum Planetarium.

We can’t wait to see what the next year holds for Nashville and Adventure Science Center!

Want to read more about these changes? Check out the official press release»

- Molly Hornbuckle, Marketing Communications Manager

Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 10:00 AM
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