Scientists on Site

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are closed until further notice. Summer camps will still be in session, starting on June 15. Learn how you can support the museum during our closure here.


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

 Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. every second Saturday of the month.
Closed on September 9 - 10, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Scientists on Site

Make a lasting impact...

The Scientists on Site program at Adventure Science Center strives to connect guests with the research and innovation happening in our community by facilitating a dialogue with local experts through:

  • Professional development that prepares experts for conversations about their work
  • Mentorship program with dedicated high school students
  • Hands-on activities created by the mentor-mentee team that can effectively communicate their current research, spark interest, and encourage discussion
  • Public events featuring face-to-face interactions through time on the museum floor, working with camps and school groups, and/or special event days
  • Broadening the impact and providing an opportunity to network with the Nashville community

The program takes place over the course of one year with a series of professional development workshops followed by regular volunteering until January 2021.

Scientists on Site is a one year commitment, including:

  • Attending all professional development, activity development workshops and final showcase at Adventure Science Center.
  • Mentoring a high school student from our Youth CR3W program to build their long-term commitment to science education and provide a greater understanding of your specific discipline's culture. Mentors should also coordinate at site visit or job shadow for the mentee.
  • Volunteering at three (3) Super Science Saturday events (held the first Saturday of every month).
  • Presenting the completed showcase activity once per month from June through December.
  • Attending the 2021-2022 Scientists on Site cohort meet & greet to discuss the experience in the program with new cohort members.
  • Successfully completing a background check.

Upon completion of Scientists on Site, you will be invited to a special event with the full cohort and members of Youth CR3W to celebrate your accomplishments.


(Activities take place from 3–5pm, unless otherwise noted)

Jan. 18, 2020  |  Application Deadline (midnight)

Jan. 25, 2020  |  Cohort Meet & Greet (6pm, location TBA)

Feb. 8, 2020  |  Cohort & Mentee Workshops

Feb. 22, 2020  |  Cohort & Mentee Workshops

Feb. 24 - March 27, 2020  |  Mentor-Mentee Job Site Visits

Mar. 28, 2020  |  Cohort & Mentee Workshops

Apr. 4, 2020  |  Cohort & Mentee Workshops

April 18, 2020  |  Cohort & Mentee Workshops


Contact our Volunteer Services team at or (615) 401-5099.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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