Educators & Nonprofits

We’re ready to take your science adventure to the next level!

Whether you’re venturing to Adventure Science Center for the day or want to have programs brought to you, we offer a wide variety of STEAM programming that aligns with the updated Tennessee Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).

PREPARE

Explore our current program and planetarium offerings, then choose at least 2 possible dates for your field trip. You are required to have 1 adult per every 7 students. These chaperones are admitted for free. Field trips must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance, while additional STEM Labs must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.

Pro tip: Spring is a busy field trip season; plan a trip for October through February to avoid the crowds.

ESTIMATE

Estimate the total number of students, school teachers and required chaperones planning to attend with your school, as well as the travel time from your school. Please make it clear that any adults who want to come on the field trip must pay the teacher before the field trip in order to receive the group rate. Any chaperones who arrive the day of the trip who have not paid the teacher must wait until 10 a.m. for entry and pay regular admission price.

RESERVE

You may request reservations. If you have any questions, please call (615) 862-5177. Please let the group reservationist know if special accommodations are needed, such as an ASL interpreter, wheelchairs or other assistance for children. If you have children with sensory or anxiety issues, please let us know and we can loan you a sensory kit in trade for an I.D. Learn more about our accessibility.

REVIEW

Look for your welcome packet to come in an email within two weeks of registration. Carefully review all registration information and call immediately with questions or concerns. Be sure to have all forms filled out prior to arrival.

VISITING

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to any scheduled program with an updated, accurate count of all students and adults. The lead school representative will be escorted inside to check-in and pay while a science educator conducts orientation on your bus. After orientation, it’s time to embark on your adventure!

PLEASE NOTE:

A school identifier (either school nametags or matching shirts) is required and will not be provided by the science center. Teacher and chaperone nametags will be provided at check-in.

Have all of your students broken into groups and chaperones assigned prior to leaving the school. We do not have room for groups to effectively get organized at Adventure Science Center—please do this before arriving to the museum.

After hours Adventures

Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend after hours activities. We will begin offering these experiences again when it is safe to do so!

Make your next field trip extraordinary!

Grade level expectation-fulfilling science and technology labs, and classes emphasizing hands-on, interactive learning experiences designed and led by engaging educators with degrees in the sciences. If you’re just planning on bringing your group in to visit the exhibitions, ask about the scavenger hunts we have available for free to help guide and add structure to your adventure!

Lyceum Homeschool Science Enrichment Program

Our homeschool classes bring hands-on, minds-on explorations of chemistry, physics and meteorology. Each lesson building on the foundation laid during the previous class. 

Outreach Programs

Let our educators bring valuable STEAM experiences directly to your community, school or library. Choose up to 2 programs per date from a variety of Science In Motion options. All activities meet Tennessee Science Standards.

What is science in motion? Let our educators bring valuable STEAM experiences directly to your community, school, or library. Choose up to 2 programs per date from a variety of Science In Motion options. All activities meet Tennessee Science Standards.

Adventure Science Center’s Science in Motion outreach vehicle is generously underwritten by 3M and Wilson County Motors.

Starting at $150

You provide the classroom space and curious students, and we’ll bring the materials for hands-on inquiry experiences including dissections of real specimens, engineering design challenges, or a stormy demonstration on severe weather. (50 minutes, 30 student capacity)

Starting at $275

Choose 1 Assembly topic or up to 2 demonstration topics per date.

  • Assemblies (50 minutes, 100 student capacity)

  • Shows (50 minutes, 200 student capacity)

Starting at $500

Hosting a large-scale STEM celebration at your school? We’ll send you our menu of exciting hands-on/minds-on stations, and you can choose up to ten of them for us to bring to you!

Schools will provide the space, tables, and volunteer assistance, and we will bring the materials and training tools for the volunteers to lead up to 4 stations. Additional stations may be added for $50 each.

RESERVATIONS 

 

The fees listed by each program is a starting rate. Any applicable materials fees are added to the program fees. Other fees may be  charged for additional programs, length and capacity. A travel fee of $.56/mile (roundtrip) will be added to the outreach reservation. For more information on rates or to make a reservation please call (615) 862-5160 #4 or email reservations@adventuresci.org.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Cancellations must be made in writing (email accepted) seven (7) days prior to the date of booking. Cancellations within six (6) days are subject to a $50 administration fee, and applicable mileage and material fees. Cancellations due to weather conditions that close the reserved school system, and which are rescheduled, will not be charged an administration fee. 

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