Happy NOON Year


Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive, science exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D Printing Workshops, ScienceQuest Camps, Science Cafes, and other special events.

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Happy NOON Year

Celebrate the New Year... before bedtime!

Skip the hassle of staying up until midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your little ones and join us for an event filled with fun.

Don’t miss our annual countdown to the NOON Year! Ticket options include a la carte event admission or tickets that include admission to our Polaris planetarium show—a seasonal favorite!

Adventure Science Center will be closed to the public on December 31.
Only Happy Noon Year ticket holders will be admitted. This special event lasts from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Every year, we reach capacity for this event at around 10:30 a.m. so secure your spot by purchasing tickets beforehand. To make sure everyone has a great time, tickets are required for entry even for our members.

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Your ticket to Happy NOON Year includes:

  • Admission to the museum from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on December 31
  • Access to all exhibits
  • A confetti wand for our noon confetti launch so you can join in the fun
  • Hands-on science activities like:
    • Pop A Cork - When the clock strikes twelve, some super cool chemistry is about to pop off! With the help of sodium bicarbonate and water, your New Year's rocket will be blasting sky high.
    • Make Some Noise – Ring in the new year in style with some spectacular screaming science!
    • Watch the Ball Drop – Engineer a brand new year with science and spaghetti! Build a sturdy tower for your New Year's ball, then watch it drop in ten, nine, eight...
    • Grab Some Bubbly - Grab some bubbly the Adventure Science Center way - with dry ice! Throw on your winter mittens and catch a shiny, shimmering bubble in the palm of your hand.
  • Live Science: See The Best Show of the Year - Join us for the perfect capper to a year of science adventures with a show where every experiment is a grand finale.
  • Caricature drawings and live music by Big Head Cartoon - first come, first served
800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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