Happy NOON Year


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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Happy Noon Year

Celebrate the New Year... before bedtime!

9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on December 31

Don’t miss our annual countdown to the NOON Year! 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.

This event reaches capacity around 10:30 a.m. each year. To make sure everyone has a great time, event tickets are required for all guests, even for ASC members. Purchase Happy Noon Year tickets online to guarantee your spot at the party. Ticket options include a la carte event admission or tickets that include admission to our Polaris planetarium show—a seasonal favorite!

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Adventure Science Center is closed to the public on December 31. Only Happy Noon Year ticket holders will be admitted.


Your Happy Noon Year ticket includes:

  • A special New Years-inspired gift for ASC members
  • 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