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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

Nursing room:Looking for a private space to nurse your little one? We've added a nursing mother's room located directly across from the Destination Exploration entrance.Nursing room:Looking for a private space to nurse your little one? We've added a nursing mother's room located directly across from the Destination Exploration entrance.Destination Exploration sponsored by:


The Little Star That Could

SOMETIMES, BEING AVERAGE CAN ALSO BE SPECIAL!26 minutesRecommended for ages 3–7Captions are available for The Little Star That Could—ask a team member as you enter the planetarium. Learn about accessibility at ASC.The Little Star That Could is part of our Early Explorers pre-K lineup!

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 […]

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 and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program (ISR) at Hillsboro High School. Students in the ISR program used curriculum developed by Dr. Joshua Swartz, who […]


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) while watching as hundreds of bees travel in and out of the colony and perform a variety of jobs from feeding young bees to collecting pollen […]

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 […]


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: 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 the forces of the Moon, Sun and other planets, and the wind as it moves over water.Further ExplorationDIY Activity: Under Pressure»DIY Activity: Make Your Own Ocean Current»

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Max Flight: Full Motion Simulator

$7 for Members | $9 for Non-MembersFlight Rules for Single RiderMust be at least 48" tallMax weight: 175 poundsFlight Rules for Two RidersMust be at least 48" tall*Riders' weight differential must be 175 pounds or lessMax combined weight: 450 pounds* Riders between 42" and 47" may ride ONLY if accompanied by a second rider who […]

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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 using their movement to play augmented reality versions of classic arcade favorites like Tetroactive (Tetris) and Jumpzilla (Breakout) - see more details below!In addition, Santa […]

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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 its electrons leave its atoms.Plasma can be found in a multitude of places here on Earth, including in lightning bolts, neon signs and televisions to […]

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 high-tech experience, we recommend visiting Innovation Incubator.For more information regarding VR experiences we hosted in the past, read below:International Space Station Tour VREver wanted to […]

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 creating electrical powerDiscovering the properties of electromagnetism by launching ringsExperimenting with propeller design to fly your paper flyer the highestTinker 2.0 is perfect for kids, […]

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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 […]


Adventure Science Center Nashville

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


Early Explorers

Adventure Science Center Nashville

NEW TIME!Join us on the second floor at Cosmic Rays for story time at 10:30am followed by an activity.Become a member and come to Early Explorers every week.


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 at ASC.

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The Secrets of Gravity

WHY DO THINGS FALL TO THE GROUND WITHOUT MAGIC?Luke is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot […]

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 life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years using specialized 3D 360-degree cameras, and with exclusive access to the crew, the film […]

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