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A brand-new, permanent exhibit, Adventure Gallery, includes eight unique climbing elements making up a dynamic and accessible challenge for most ages called the Kinetic Climber.

For your safety, guests wishing to climb must weigh between 40 and 270 lbs., wear closed-toed shoes, and wear pants or shorts.

Inside the 1,300-square-foot gallery, guests will learn about the creative engineering that enables extraordinary feats like climbing the highest mountains and exploring the deepest oceans, as well as awesome activities from airplanes and roller coasters to skydiving and rock climbing.

Kinetic Climber

The Kinetic Climber, installed by renowned climbing wall manufacturer, Eldorado Climbing, includes 15 of minutes training by one of our Adventure Guides and 15 minutes of climbing. The towers are designed for multiple climbers of all ages and a wide range of abilities to enjoy exciting challenges from rotating pegs and swaying poles to a tipping ladder with missing steps—all while learning about the principles of anatomy, physics, and engineering. Climbers will ascend up to 26 feet in front of a large bay of floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the science center's epic view of downtown Nashville.

The Kinetic Climber features a state-of-the-art magnetic auto belay system to enable guests to safely climb whether they are an expert or a novice and does not require a climbing partner. Read more about the safety and technology of our auto belays here.

Kinetic Climber Safety Rules
Guests who wish to climb must:

■  Weigh between 40 and 270 lbs

■  Wear closed-toed and closed-healed shoes

■  Wear pants or shorts

■  Children under 8 require adult supervision

Max Flight: Full Motion Simulator

$8 for members | $10 for non-members

Sharp banks, sky loops, and screaming dives await you on Max Flight: Full Motion Simulator. Riders will choose one of the many roller coasters, interactive movies, or passenger-controlled flight simulations and then hold on tight!

Max Flight Safety rules
One Rider:

■  Must be 48" tall

■  Max Weight: 175 pounds

Two riders:

■  Must be 48" tall*

■  Riders' weight differential must be 175 pounds or less

■  Max combined weight: 450 pounds

Please Note: Max Flight: Full Motion Simulator is not recommended for persons who experience motion sickness; experience claustrophobia; are pregnant; are epileptic; have heart conditions, back or neck ailments, or any serious disabilities; or are in a condition at the time of the ride that would impair judgment.

* Riders between 42" and 47" may ride ONLY if accompanied by a second rider who is 48" or taller and 16 years of age or older.

Adventure Gallery 

Wary of heights? That's okay! There are a series of interactives throughout Adventure Gallery that explore the creative engineering that enables extraordinary feats all while keeping your ... feet ... on the ground. 

Soak up a 25 feet tall topographical mural featuring a section of the Smokey Mountains by local artist, Nathan Brown, and explore the deep connections between engineering and adventuring at six new hands-on stations.

Adventure Gallery and the Kinetic Climber signify the next round of permanent improvements to Adventure Science Center as part of the larger Beyond 75 initiative to create an unparalleled science center for Middle Tennessee and beyond. 

A variety of exhibit sponsorship levels are available upon request by contacting Chief Development Officer, Kat Cloud, at kcloud@adventuresci.org.

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