Grades 6-8


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 limited guests enter the museum 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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Grades 6-8

GRADES 6 - 8


Enhance your field trip with an exciting 25-minute demonstration developed and presented by our staff of Science Educators. All of our demonstrations involve content designed to match the Tennessee Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). These demonstrations are bound to get your students thinking, exploring, laughing and learning!

Demonstration Cost: $2 per student; $2 per additional chaperone (space permitting)

Get hands-on with an innovative, interactive 50-minute STEM learning lab! Like our demonstrations, all of our STEM Learning Labs involve content designed to match the Tennessee Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).

STEM Learning Lab Cost: $4 per student; $4 per additional chaperone (space permitting)



Current Program Offerings (2019-20)


Sound of Science

From good vibrations to bizarre tricks of the mind, join us on a tour through the sounds of Music City. Then, grab a front-row seat to an electrifying performance of musical lightning!
Science Standards: 2.PS4.1, 4.PS4.1, 6.ESS2.6

Amusement Park Physics

Get ready for a wild ride as we push Newton’s laws to their limits with these extreme coaster challenges. Along the way, we’ll demonstrate potential and kinetic energy, Newton’s second law of motion and more!
Science Standards: 6.PS3.1, 6.PS3.2, 8.PS2.2, 8.PS2.3

Lights, Camera, Science

From lights and cameras to animation and special effects, witness the remarkable science responsible for transforming ideas into cinema sensations.
Science Standards: 8.PS4, PHYS.PS4

Chemistry is a Blast

Grab your gloves and goggles because we’re exploring chemistry’s explosive side! Learn about the signs of a chemical reaction, the conservation of mass and more with help from the fizziest, foamiest, “don’t-try-this-at-home" experiments around!
Science Standards: 7.PS1.3, 7.PS1.5

Robot Dance Party

Explore code by programming a robot to dance! You’ll learn about functions, attributes and variables while working as teams to teach their robot how to cut a rug.
Science Standards: Engineering, Technology

Shocking! It's Science

We’ll dazzle your socks off with bright lights, sparks and traveling energy as we combine heat and music that’s sure to electrify your senses!
Science Standards: 3.PS2.1, 3.PS3.1, 4.PS3.3, 8.PS2

Get Fired Up!

Feel the heat as we strike up some sparks and blow things up! We’re on fire with science and ready to spread the flame to all interested pyromaniacs.
Science Standards: 3.PS1.2, CHEM1.PS3.4


Scope it Out

Join us on a fantastic voyage as we learn the ins and outs of light microscopes, prepare our own slides and explore amazing worlds hiding in plain sight.
Science Standards: BIO2.ETS2.1

Cow Eye Dissection

Students will be asked to identify the parts of a plant. Students will learn how to identify what a pollinator is, and what it does to help the plant. Students will also identify that plants and pollinators have a symbiotic relationship and have adapted together. Lastly students will get to observe pollinators in their natural environment. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required.
Science Standards: Biology


Cooking Up a Storm

Learn the secret ingredients behind the wildest weather on Earth. Then, batten down the hatches as our giant Tesla coil cooks up a storm before your very eyes! A non-refundable materials fee of $30 is required.
Science Standards: 3.PS3.1, 6.ESS2.6

Call (615) 862-5177 or email to reserve, or submit a request»