MAD Bash (21+)


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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MAD Bash 2020 (21+)

February 29, 2020

7 - 11 p.m.

Are you ready to celebrate the glitz, glamour and amazing science from the last 75 years? At MAD Bash 2020: Decades of Brilliance, transport yourself back in time to explore unlimited food, drinks and style each decade has to offer - then look forward to see what the future may hold!


MAD Bash is the signature fundraising event of Adventure Science Center. All proceeds support the museum’s innovative educational programs.


Dress: Cocktail chic


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Decades stations and sample activities:


50’s: Ovaltine mousse / synthetic diamonds vs. the real thing
60’s: T.V. dinner / laser 60's
70’s: Winter fondue / Poloroid photo booth
80’s: Sloppy Joes / chemical reactions with sub-zero liquid nitrogen

90’s: Sunny D mimosas with Lunchables / Dino Rumble fossils and artifacts
2000’s: S’mores cupcakes / rocket launchers and augmented reality
2010’s: Maple glazed cronuts / levitating matter and sound experiments
2020’s: Espresso rubbed pork belly / the rise of technology and machine learning


Thank you to our board members on the host committee for helping make MAD Bash a success!

Host committee for MAD Bash 2020
Paul Kleine-Kracht, Chair

Melissa Anderson Evann Freeman Wil Richardson
Christen Blackburn Jen Lacey Sybilla Slavin
Lauren Campbell Erin Luper Ross V Smith
Toby Compton Rankin McGugin Reid Witcher
Preston Deatheridge Elizabeth Millsaps  
Jann Dower Vivian Paris  


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