Adventure Science Center detailed cleaning schedule


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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Current Policies

Welcome back to the Adventure Science Center!

*Important Updates: *

In accordance with local, state, and federal health officials as well as guidance from the CDC and WHO, we have lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions. While masks and social distancing are no longer required, we do encourage our guests who have not yet been vaccinated to continue wearing a mask. If you are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask while visiting – regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated - you are welcome and invited to do so. Thank you for your continued adherence to our COVID-related policies over the last year, and for doing your part to keep our community safe. We are excited to see everyone’s smiles once again!

For more details regarding the COVID-19 situation in Nashville, please visit

On this page, you will find everything you need to know regarding:

But, first, here is a welcome back message from Dr. Alex Jahangir, Adventure Science Center Board Chair and Chair of Nashville's COVID-19 task force.

A Special Welcome Back from Dr. Alex Jahangir

Hours of Operation

We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10am to 3pm, Saturdays until 6pm, and closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Timed-Entry Tickets

In order to adhere to local and federal best practices, we continue to limit the number of guests entering per hour. While we still welcome walk-up ticket buyers, purchasing admission in advance is the best way to ensure you and your family will have access to the museum. 


General Admission Tickets Full Motion Simulator Tickets Laser + Planetarium Tickets


*General Admission TicketsLaser + Planetarium Tickets

*Follow the GA ticket link, then sign in or register at the top right corner of the page. Use the email address associated with your membership and your discount will be automatically applied.

General admission discounts are currently unavailable as we recover from the significant financial impacts of COVID-19. We appreciate you're understanding!

Cleaning Procedures

Using guidance from local, state, and federal public health officials, we have implemented updated preventative safety measures to ensure that you and your children are safe and can focus on a fun learning experience. Below is an overview of our protocols:

  • All members and guests are strongly encouraged to reserve admission tickets online. Admission will move to a timed entry model with limited capacity each hour. Walk-ups may be turned away without pre-registration. Click here for admission and ticket info >>
  • Numerous hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipe stations will be available to guests throughout the museum.
  • Planetarium shows are now at 100% capacity. Click here to view showtimes >> 
  • Plexiglass shields are placed at all active service counters.
  • We ask that all families monitor temperatures at home before coming to the museum when at all possible. If your temperature is above 100.4 or you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

Guest health and safety is paramount to Adventure Science Center. Recently, we invested in technology to assist us in keeping the air and surfaces in the museum clean through an automated system, Puradigm, installed within our HVAC. The system adds both an extra layer of filtration and emits particles that neutralize viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungus in the air and on surfaces.

Puradigm®️ is the only pathogen management system of its kind to have been lab-tested for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.*

  • 94% reduction after 60 minutes.
  • 98% reduction after 4 hours.
  • Undetectable after 24 hours. 

*The study was carried out independently by the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Biosafety Level 3 laboratory. 

Detailed schedule of cleaning:

Hand sanitizer station locations (16 total):

  • soundBox (1); Body Quest (2); Eureka Theatre (1); Destination Exploration (1); Tinker 2.0 (1); Light Bright (1); Lobby (3); Jack Wood Hall (1); Space Chase 1st Floor (2); Space Chase 2nd Floor (2); Nano (1). 

Disinfectant wipe station locations (10 total):

  • soundBox (1); Body Quest (2); Destination Exploration (1); Tinker 2.0 (2); Space Chase 1st floor (2); Space Chase 2nd floor (1); Virtual Reality (1)

Ongoing daily cleaning:
  • Labs and classrooms disinfected after each use.
  • Tinkering Garage tables and stools disinfected after each use and end of day.
  • Moonwalk will be disinfected after each use.

Procedures subject to change based on guidelines from the CDC and Metropolitan of Nashville Health Department.

Upcoming Activities & Events 

Tinkering Garage - Now Open! 

Step into Nashville's ultimate DIY-workshop! We'll provide the space and the resources and let your imaginations take it from there. We're talking REAL tools, REAL materials, and the freedom to innovate and explore a wide range of gadgets and contraptions. This family-friendly experience celebrates the entire design process from brainstorming to building, to testing and evaluating, and offers custom experiences for inventors at any age. Let your inner hacker-maker-tinkerer-inventor-designer out! >> Click here for more details. 

Facilitated Exhibits

  • Moonwalk - Open 10am - 3pm and 6pm on Saturdays 

Temporarily Closed/Suspended 

  • Virtual Reality 

Weekly Live Science Shows 

  • 11:45 am & 1:45 pm daily and 4:30 pm additional show on Saturdays - Cosmic Rays

Innovation Incubator (Maker Space)

Open Friday 10am - 2pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm (Last entry at 3pm), and Sunday 10am - 2pm (Last entry at 1pm).
Closed Thursday and Monday.

  • Capacity will be temporarily limited to 10 makers at a time
  • An adjusted entrance flow encourages guests to thoroughly wash hands before creating
  • Maker demonstrations will be available for guests who prefer hands-off fun 

Early Explorers Story Time - Mondays at 11:00am - Cosmic Ray's Stage

Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy all the exhibits, attend story time with our staff, and participate in a fun, learning activity. Plus, you have the chance to meet other parents, arrange a play date, or just enjoy having a special time for your curious little one! 

Still have questions? Visit our Policies and FAQs page here>>