Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows

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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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Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Shows

Not too dark. Not too loud. Just right.

Our sensory-friendly planetarium shows are great for guests with Autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or young children. Everyone is welcome… even if you don’t have sensory needs!

How are sensory-friendly showtimes different?

  • We keep dim lights on to avoid darkness.
  • We keep volume low to reduce loud sounds.
  • We have relaxed house rules—it's okay to make noise and move around the theater.
  • We limit capacity for reduced crowds.

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Planetarium Accommodations

These are available during all shows (quantity limited). Ask at the theater!

  • Noise reduction ear muffs
  • Weighted lap blankets
  • Social stories
  • Stuffed animals
  • Assistive listening devices
  • White gloves to improve visibility of ASL interpreters’ hands*

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* If your party has an ASL interpreter, we're happy to loan narration scripts and white gloves. If you need us to provide an interpreter, contact us two weeks ahead at Accessibility@AdventureSci.org.

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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