Vapor Vortex - Adventure Science Center


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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Vapor Vortex

Have you ever touched a tornado?

Step up to the Vapor Vortex and take control the elements. Using powerful fans and a splash of water, our vortex is formed by the motion of the fluid swirling rapidly around a center of the exhibit. As the fluid moves from the center of the exhibit, the speed and rate of rotation becomes smaller than at the center. 

According to Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion, the vortex will continue in a straight line unless something changes its direction, so try blowing on it and see what happens. 

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