Giving Impact


A gift that Makes a Difference

As a vital non-profit with over a 75-year history in the Nashville community, the science center depends on the generous support of our community to continue our mission of opening all minds to the wonders of science and innovation.

Why give to Adventure Science Center?

Science centers like Adventure Science Center play a distinctive role in advancing science literacy and building a pipeline of workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

A 2017 national study (November 2017: Journal of Research in Science Teaching: The Contribution of Science-Rich Resources to Public Science Interest) found that visiting science centers was the only experience among those studied that consistently impacted youth interest in science throughout their lives. This study also concluded that commitments to science by learners occur at a young age, often before adolescence, and attitudes toward science and science careers in early adolescence appear to be the single most important factor in determining a child’s future career choice and success in science.

Our former board chair and renowned physician, Dr. Alex Jahangir, is an amazing example of this idea in action.   

 Your support truly helps inspire today's adventures to become tomorrow's leaders.

Donation Amount Suggestions

$5 provides 5 craft kits for our high-tech, maker-space, Innovation Incubator (i2)
$15 covers the cost of field trip admission for 20 students
$18 covers the cost of two Max Flight: Full Motion Simulator riders
$30 purchases a week's worth of liquid nitrogen for our massive, end-of-day cloud demonstration
$75 purchases a meteorite for hands-on astronomy education
$100 covers the cost of 2 Curiosity Memberships, a subsidized membership for families who participate in certain government programs
$175 provides enrollment for one student to our 14-class semester Homeschool Science Enrichment program
$250 offsets the cost of one CR3W volunteer, a free program for high school students in the Nashville area
$300 offsets the cost of 50 MNPS students and 5 MNPS teachers who both receive free access to the science center
$400 provides one camp scholarship + Before Care and After Care
$750 provides two camp scholarships
$2,500 covers the full cost of an episode of Science Under the Surface or The Hub

Made Possible by Giving

75¢ for 75 years

In celebration of our 75th anniversary and in order to make life-changing STEAM experiences more accessible, we launched a 75¢ for 75 years campaign, decreasing student field trip admission fees from $6 to $0.75 for all Tennessee schools for the spring semester of 2022.

This campaign was made possible by the continued support of our community over the last two years and allowed us to provide hands-on, minds-on learning to 32,000 students from January 2022 - May 2022!


Adventure Science Center is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

Adventure Science Center uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. The science center also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. For those who do not wish to be included on a mailing list that might be sold, rented or leased to other organizations, donors should contact the science center to have their names removed. If you have comments or questions about Adventure Science Center’s donor privacy policy, please email us or call (615) 401-5055.

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