Outdoor Programming


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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Outdoor Programming


Galactic Gardens, our outdoor learning space, provides the perfect setting to step outside the normal classroom environment to help your students explore pollinators, weather and rockets! Along the way, students can see a beautiful STEAM mural depicting the Milky Way galaxy created out of native Tennessee flowers, a rain garden that helps improve water quality, and even discover the phases of the moon.

COST: $4 per student 

Inclement Weather Policy: A full refund is offered for programs not completed due to inclement weather – such as rain, snow, lightning, tornados, earthquakes, and extreme weather events – at the discretion of Adventure Science Center staff. Please be sure to consider the possibility of inclement weather and ask about alternative options for your field trip.

What to Bring: Students should wear closed toed shoes for all outdoor programs. Students may bring coats, hats, sunglasses, or water bottles, and Adventure Science Center staff will provide storage for these items. EpiPens are permissible and should be carried by a teacher in the case of an allergic reaction.

Current Program Offerings (2018-19)


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. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 50 minutes)
Science Standards: K.LS3.1, 1.LS1, 1.LS2, 2.LS2


Step into the role of a meteorologist and learn all the tips and tricks of what it takes to be a great weather watcher. Students will investigate what it means to be severe-weather safe and explore tools used by meteorologists. (Capacity 30 | Length 50 minutes)
Science Standards: K.ESS2.1, K.ESS3.2, K.ETS2.1, 1.ETS2.1, 2.ESS2.1


Students form teams to compete in a good old-fashioned rocket experiment. Students will estimate the range of a rocket based on its thrust force and launch angle in order to accomplish challenges. (Capacity: 24 | Length: 50 minutes)
Science Standards: PHYS.PS2.1, PHYS.PS2.4, PHYS.PS2.12, PHYS.PS2.13