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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All of our 50-minute Little Lab programs for preschool- through kindergarten-aged students listed below...

  • Include inquiry, exploration and observation to strengthen emerging skills and ignite curiosity
  • Involve hands-on, interactive content designed to match the Tennessee Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs)
  • Come with Teacher Support Materials that include vocabulary lists, pre-visit & post-visit student activities, exhibit connections and resources
  • Will get your students thinking, exploring, laughing and learning


  • Maximum 20 students per lab
  • Schools must provide two additional adults per program to assist the educator
  • Cost at Adventure Science Center: $4 per student in addition to group admission fee (minimum payment for 15 students required)
  • Cost at your school: start at $150 (maximum 30 students at your school)





Current Program Offerings (2019-20)


Little Engineers

Design it, build it, test it! In this lab, we’ll explore what it means to be an engineer, build structures, test their integrity and investigate robots and technology.
Science Standards: K.PS1.3


Digging for Dinos

Become a paleontologist and dig up fossils, compare dinosaur features and discover why these fascinating creatures were so special.
Science Standards: K.LS1.3

Life Cycle Mania

All over the world, plants and animals are growing up, just like you! Join us as we take a closer look at the life cycles of butterflies, frogs and more - you might have more in common than you think.
Science Standards: K.LS1.1, K.LS3.1


Space Blast-Off

Discover how living in space is different than on Earth. Explore the outer reaches of our solar system without ever leaving your classroom.
Science Standards: PK.PD.3

Commotion in the Ocean

Strap on your wet suit and dive in with this little lab that will explorer the ocean depths, learn why sailors wear sunscreen and don’t for get to grab your mask and goggles. Dive deep and learn what all the commotion in the ocean is all about!
Science Standards: PK.ESS.2, PK.ESS.3

Available Monday through Friday. Call (615) 862-5177 or email to reserve, or submit a request»