Blue Max


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 limited guests enter the museum 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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Blue Max

An incredible gravity-defying adventure!

Sharp banks, sky loops, and screaming dives await you as you maneuver your very own jet aircraft through the wild blue yonder. Blue Max lets you be the pilot, gunner or both as you engage in interactive dog fighting, carrier landings, flight training and aerobatic maneuvers.

Totally controlled by the pilot (you) and capable of full 360-degree movement in two directions at once, Blue Max is faster, sharper and more exciting than any indoor thrill-ride. Every turn, spin, spiral and dive is truly performed by unique forward-of-the-axis technology and viewed in the simulator on the huge 58″ cockpit screen using the finest, most advanced graphics available. Soar through the atmosphere and experience the thrill of high performance aircraft without ever leaving the ground! You can also opt to ride one of our rockin' roller coaster simulations... loops, swoops and all!

Blue Max ticket prices: 
$6 not-yet-members
$3 members
FREE with 
Explorers Pass!  

Purchase at the front desk or at the gift shop.


To be eligible to ride Blue Max, guests must meet the following conditions:

  • MINIMUM HEIGHT: 45″ tall 
  • MAXIMUM WEIGHT (Single rider): 175 lbs
  • MAXIMUM COMBINED WEIGHT (Two riders): 400 lbs

NOTE: Weight difference cannot exceed 175 lbs.