Fall Into Science Festival


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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Fall Into Science Festival

Fall Into Science Festival + Birthday Blowout

Saturday, October 31 from 10am - 3pm (Birthday Blowout)

Fall Into Science Festival

It's fall, y'all! We're celebrating the changing of the season with a series of outdoor events throughout the month of October. Our Fall Into Science Festival will conclude with a Halloween-inspired birthday blowout on October 31st. We're turning 75 on that very day after-all. There will be a variety of maker tents with hands-on learning fun, new live science shows, spoOoOky demonstrations, and more. We'll have a costume contest on the 31st, so prepare to visit wearing your best fit! 

 Reserve Saturday October 31 Entry

Here's a peek at what's in store:

Spooky Sound Effects (Outside – Front Sidewalk)

Explore the science of spooky sound effects and make some eerie noise with unexpected materials, including a unique instrument called a theremin!

Pumpkin Catapults (Galactic Gardens)

Design, build, and test a tabletop catapult meant to launch a tiny pumpkin all the way back to the pumpkin patch!

Curious Collections (Outside – Front Sidewalk)

From bat skeletons and preserved insects to a truly cool tarantula molt, check out a selection of some of the spookiest specimen in our education collection.

Bubbling Cauldrons (Outside – Front Sidewalk)

Conjure a crystal ball with the help of some bubbles and dry ice and reach into the cauldron to create some giant bubbles perfect for this outdoor fall celebration.

Monster Party Piñata (Outside – Front Sidewalk) 

Celebrate the kick-off of our 75th birthday by making a tiny monster-inspired piñata and filling it with Halloween treats.  

Celebrating 75! 

Add your own favorite moments you’ve spent here at ASC and help us fill up a board of 75 things we love about Adventure Science Center!

Costume Contest – We’ll be snapping photos of YOU in your cool, family-friendly Halloween costumes throughout the day and posting them on our Instagram for our virtual guests to vote on the winner! Winners will receive sets of planetarium tickets. Members can use these to bring guests or give as gifts! 

Painted Pumpkins – Help us decide the winner of our annual staff painted pumpkin contest. See the submissions and vote on your favorite – this year’s theme is “Spooky Movies and Television”. We'll crown the pumpkin king!


10:30 am – Birthday Science Show at Galactic Gardens
12:30 pm – Birthday Science Show at Galactic Gardens
2:00pm – Music Performance by the Craig Duncan Trio at Galactic Gardens (Until 2:50)
3:00 pm – Magic Live Science Show at Cosmic Ray’s
11am-2pm – Roaming Spooky Skeleton Stilt Walkers from Beyond Wings

Thank you to Pinnacle Financial Partners for their generous support of Fall Into Science Festival!