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Space Chase

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSEExplore our newest permanent exhibit gallery.ACTIVITIES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISSStar Walk Immerse yourself in this deep space simulation. Experience the darkness of space and the brilliance […]

Destination Exploration

Learning zones:1. SCIENCE ZONEChoose your own adventure with our new activity bins! Each bin contains instructions and materials, a suggestion for a related book from the reading tree, and connections to make with exhibits around the museum.2. TRANSPORTATION ZONEFrom train conductors to truck drivers, step into the ultimate exploration in transportation. Encourage imaginative play by finding […]

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Adventure Tower

Packed with larger-than-life fun for kids and adultsAdventure Tower is more than 75 feet tall, with an observation deck and breathtaking views of the city. Enjoy hands-on, educational science activities exploring Earth Science, Creativity and Innovation, Sound and Light, Air and Space, Health, and Energy—all designed to ignite your curiosity and bring science to life!EARTH […]

AR Physiology Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest skeleton of them all?This exhibit is a partnership between Dr. Bennett Landman’s lab in the Department of Engineering at Vanderbilt University […]

Beekeeping

What's the buzz? Step up to our glass-enclosed beehive located on the third floor! See if you can identify the three different types of bees (workers, drones, and our queen) […]

Physics of Flight

TAKE FLIGHTHave you been curious to know how birds fly or why airplane wings are shaped like they are? Bernoulli's principle is your answer!Bernoulli's principle explains that an increase in the speed of moving air or a flowing fluid is accompanied by a decrease in the air or fluid's pressure.Further Exploration:DIY Activity: Make a Popsicle Stick […]

Nano

A world so tiny it's too small to see!At the Small, Smaller, Nano exhibit, you can plan with magnets to explore how material behaves differently at different sizes. At the Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube exhibit, you can use foam construction pieces to make a large model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube. Where Can You Find Nano? lets […]

soundBox

soundBox: the convergence of science and soundConduct the Nashville Symphony, visualize sound waves, test your vocal skills, jam out in augmented reality and more!Esta exhibición también es completamente bilingüe para […]

Vapor Vortex

Have you ever touched a tornado?Using powerful fans and a splash of water, our vortex is formed by the motion of the fluid swirling rapidly around a center of the […]

Surge of a Tsunami

An up-close look at a powerful forceTsunamis are large ocean waves usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion. They differ from tidal waves, which are caused by […]

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Physics of Light

PLAY WITH LIGHT AND COLORPointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Step up to the wall and challenge yourself to make a picture, spell your name, or just enjoy exploring how the light forms as you move pegs from slot to slot!Further […]

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Galactic Gardens

A NEW OUTDOOR ADVENTUREIn this new outdoor learning area, you can find:the Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Amphitheater... a perfect space to explore the environment and sustainability while surrounded by the beauty of nature.the Rain Garden... a specially-designed garden planted with the help of Cumberland River Compact that contributes to preserving clean rainwater, creating habitat, and preventing local flooding and water […]

Interactive Media

Open nowOpen through February 2020, the installation showcases highly dynamic and interactive exhibits where guests will immerse themselves in cutting-edge, full-body experiences. Guests can participate in arcade and dance games […]

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Fourth State of Matter

Channel your inner Nikola TeslaOriginally discovered by Sir William Crookes in 1879, plasma is created through a process called ionization, which adds energy to a gas so that some of […]

Virtual Reality

VR is temporarily closed while we research new and exciting options! We are aiming to open a new and improved experience this fall. In the meantime, if you're looking for a […]

Tinker 2.0

Tinker 2.08 new interactive experiences in our South Gallery include:Designing an aerodynamic carRacing against other air-powered carsLaunching air-powered rocketsExploring the power of magnetsPlaying in our augmented reality sandboxConnecting circuits and […]

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Innovation Incubator

Meet the future of makerspacesInnovation Incubator (I2) is Adventure Science Center’s permanent, high-tech makerspace where visitors can dream up an idea and watch it come to life! We recently moved to a brand new, bigger and better space on the first floor, right next to soundBox - come visit us!What visitors are saying about I2:"My kids […]

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Early Explorers

Adventure Science Center Nashville

Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of science!Join us Monday mornings for Early Explorers! Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy all the exhibits, attend story time with our staff, and participate in an activity. Plus, you have the chance to meet other parents, arrange a play date, or just enjoy having a special time for […]

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Nightwatch

WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN THE SKY ON THE NEXT CLEAR NIGHT?Nightwatch is a live program where one of our awesome planetarium educators shows you how to locate and identify […]

Nightwatch

25 minutes Recommended ages 9 and up Categories: fulldome, astronomy, available for private events Captions are available for Explore—ask a team member as you enter the planetarium. Learn about accessibility […]

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Space Explorers ISS Experience Adapt

About Space Explorers: The ISS Experience:The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic immersive film that invites you to join eight astronauts on […]

Dream To Fly

Witness success and failure as pioneers such as Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers seek to overcome the immense challenges required to make their dreams a reality. Dream […]

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Nightwatch

WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN THE SKY ON THE NEXT CLEAR NIGHT?Nightwatch is a live program where one of our awesome planetarium educators shows you how to locate and identify […]

Nightwatch

25 minutes Recommended ages 9 and up Categories: fulldome, astronomy, available for private events Captions are available for Explore—ask a team member as you enter the planetarium. Learn about accessibility […]

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Space Explorers ISS Experience Adapt

About Space Explorers: The ISS Experience:The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic immersive film that invites you to join eight astronauts on […]

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