Early Explorers


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 150 guests 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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Early Explorers


Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of science!

Join us Monday mornings for Early Explorers! Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy all the exhibits, see a special preschool planetarium show, and attend story time with our staff. Plus, you have the chance to meet other parents, arrange a play date, or just enjoy having a special time for your curious little one!

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9 AM

Exploration time
All exhibits

Discount breakfast

10 AM

Planetarium show
Sudekum Planetarium

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10:30 AM

Story time
Destination Exploration

Learn more about our Early Explorers planetarium shows


Early Explorers programming sponsored by: