Donate to Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN


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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We need your support

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Members and guests are the heartbeat of Adventure Science Center. You also provide a critical source of operating revenue for the museum - thank you. Your support helps us serve the community.

You can continue to support us during these uncertain times by recognizing that we are a vital part of our community and the family experience in Nashville. Two-thirds of our revenue comes from admissions, gift shop sales, camps and school visits - which has been significanly impacted since March.  The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are vast. As a result of our closure, we have incurred a $2M financial loss to date, a number that will continue to grow until our attendance returns to more normal levels. This unforeseen setback threatens our ability to endure as an equitable, non-profit center for hands-on learning, serving nearly 400,000 guests each year, and providing free or reduced admission to more than 25,000 members from under-represented communities. We need your help to keep our pyramid lights shining bright!

How you can help (click here to read about new charitable incentives through the CARES Act) :

  • Make a donation to support the museum. Click here to donate
  • Text SCIENCE to 243725 to donate.
    • Standard rates apply. Click here to read the full terms & conditions. 
  • Create a Facebook fundraising campaign. See the step by step instructions for helping us raise critical funding during this time.
  • Join, upgrade or renew your membership, or purchase a membership for another family or friend. Use code BONUS20 at checkout to receive 13 months for the price of 12! Click here to join, upgrade or renew.
  • Purchase a museum gift card for an upcoming birthday, anniversary or celebration! Gift cards may be applied to memberships, the gift shop and more. Call 615-401-5058 Thursday-Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p,m. to purchase a gift card today.
  • If you're already shopping on Amazon or at your local Kroger, Target, Publix and more, these companies will give back to the museum at no cost to you. Learn more here.
  • Click here to learn more about IRA giving.
  • Click here to learn more about gifts of securities.

Thank you for being part of the ASC family - we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

The CARES Act: New charitable giving incentives 
Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving for both individuals and corporations. The CARES Act allows taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on their federal income tax returns to receive a tax deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, in addition to taking the "standard deduction" on their returns. Taxpayers who do itemize their deductions may now deduct up to 100% of their 2020 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) (increased from 60%). The corporate donation limit has been increased to 25% from 10% of taxable income.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our various funding priorities. Admission prices only cover a portion of the services we provide. Gifts are welcome year-round and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Individual giving

Your donation helps support Adventure Science Center’s education programs and exhibits, including school field trip for 66,000 students annually.

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Learn how your donation impacts our community. See the impact here.

See how investing makes a difference at Adventure Science Center at Giving Matters.

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Questions? We want to hear from you! Please contact Grant Martin at (615) 401-5054 or


Adventure Science Center is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

Adventure Science Center uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. The science center also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. For those who do not wish to be included on a mailing list that might be sold, rented or leased to other organizations, donors should contact the science center to have their names removed. If you have comments or questions about Adventure Science Center’s donor privacy policy, please email or call (615) 401-5055.

Adventure Science Center is a 501c3 nonprofit institution. Tax ID: 62-0479192

For questions regarding a donation to Adventure Science Center, please contact the Development Office at (615) 401-5067 or