We have a full-time janitorial and maintenance staff. Every morning, a cleaning crew vacuums the entire facility, cleans the restrooms, and conducts deeper cleaning projects as needed. Our Adventure Guides and Guest & Member Services staff regularly wash their hands to help prevent the spread of germs and regularly walk through the galleries to pick up areas as needed.
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 a 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.
- Employees disinfect service counters daily.
- Subway cleans tables and chairs throughout each day.
- 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.
- We have upgraded our air filtration system and 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.
Procedures subject to change based on guidelines from the CDC and Metropolitan of Nashville Health Department.
Temporarily Closed/Out of Order
- Digestive Slide
- Much like the rest of the world, we are falling victim to supply-chain issues and are waiting on necessary replacement parts.
- Chew Your Food
- Well, the chomper has stopped chomping. The pneumatic system is under repair and we hope to have this operational again soon.
- Digestive Slide
- Drop Tower
- While the drop elevator is working, we are continuing to search for a compatible video camera.
- Drop Tower
Please note that we are working with limited staff and doing our absolute best to repair exhibits in a timely manner. We know closures can lead to dissatisfaction, and we are grateful for your patience and understanding.
You may leave and return the same day, provided you show your receipt to our security officer in the front lobby.
Photos and video for personal use may be taken inside the museum, with available light and electronic flash attachments. Tripods and lights may not be used. Publication or sale of photographs and videos is not allowed without museum staff permission.
Only qualified service dogs as defined by Title II and Title III of the ADA are welcome in the museum. We love our pets, but no other pets are allowed, even if they're in a stroller or bag.
We maintain a lost and found. If you have lost an item, you may check with the guest services desk to see if it has been returned. Unclaimed items become the property of Adventure Science Center after 30 days.
VISITS & PRICING FAQ
Currently, masks are not required but are strongly recommended regardless of vaccination status. We ask that guests who are not able to comfortably mask or receive the COVID-19 vaccination consider not visiting us at this time.
We are hopeful that more widespread access to and adoption of the vaccine will further slide the scale in a positive direction, but we are prepared and willing to reinforce mandates as needed.
To learn more about vaccine availability - which remains free without proof of insurance for everyone 5 years of age and older - and appointments, visit covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/availability/.
We also ask that visitors continue to practice social distancing and diligent hygiene practices but understand that COVID-19 vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself, your family, and the community.
Thank you all for continuing to work with us as we all adapt to the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19.
Additional COVID Protocols
- Continue to social distance by allowing six feet of distance between your party and the next as much as possible.
- Wash hands thoroughly and use available hand sanitizer stations frequently.
- Sanitation wipes are also available in high-touch areas and we ask that you wipe down exhibits after use.
- Check temperatures and symptoms before traveling to the science center and do not visit if you or someone in your family displays signs that indicate the presence of COVID-19.
While weekday afternoons are typically quieter times to visit, we can’t guarantee any one day will be less busy than another as crowds vary depending on holidays, school vacations, weather, and a number of other factors.
Not all Adventure Science Center coupons out there are legit. You'll know you have the real deal if your coupon contains all of the following items:
- Our current logo with the copyright symbol
- An expiration date
- A coupon code
We DO NOT accept coupons from the following sites: couponsoar.com, promospro.com, scroogecoupons.com shacoupons.com, and i-funbox.com
(These are just a few of many sites offering fraudulent coupons for ASC admission.)
Parking is free for museum guests.
Typically, we only offer Sudekum Planetarium entry that coincides with purchase of admission. However, you can purchase a standalone ticket to a weekday show at 2:15 p.m. or Saturday planetarium/laser show at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., if you are at most 15 minutes prior to showtime. View showtimes
If you’re a member of an Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) institution located more than 90 miles from Adventure Science Center — and you live more than 90 miles from ASC— you are eligible for free general admission for up to two adults and four children under 18 living in the same household. You must present your science center’s membership card, which includes the ASTC logo, along with your photo ID to receive this benefit. Find out more about the ASTC Passport Program.
Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We do not accept personal checks.
You can purchase a membership online or in person at the Guest Services desk. You can also apply your admission tickets toward a new membership within 7 days of your visit (by phone or in person at the Guest Services desk only).
A membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Members receive an Adventure Science Center annual renewal notice when it is time to renew a membership.
Please note: If you are a current member, we will extend your membership for the length of time the museum is closed due to the COVID-19 situation. Thank you for your understanding and support!
Your membership is valid at the time of purchase and may be used immediately. You will receive an email to download your digital membership cards within three business days of your purchase. If you visit the science center before you have received your digital cards simply present your photo ID for membership verification. Please allow at least three (3) weeks for processing if you join by mail.
Adventure Science Center is a nonprofit, and your membership is a donation that helps to change lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation. Your membership is fully tax-deductible.
Add-ons such as Caregiver and Explorers Passes are not tax-deductible.
Only the primary or secondary adults listed on the membership are allowed to make changes.
Additions such as the Caregiver or Explorers Pass add-on can be made at any time. Add-ons will be valid through your membership expiration date.
You can upgrade your membership at any time.
Pay the difference between your current level and the upgrade level and keep the same expiration date.
Pay the full amount of the upgraded level to renew your membership for another year and start enjoying the benefits immediately.
*Add-ons are only valid through your current expiration date. If upgrading to a new level for an additional year, the add-on will also have to be purchased to keep that benefits for the additional year.
Account updates such as email address or phone number can be made by contacting the membership desk via email.
Memberships are non-refundable and cannot be transferred or cancelled before expiration.
We do not share membership information with any third party. Members also may opt out of Adventure Science Center direct mail and e-newsletters.
We do not offer membership in the name of a child under 17 years of age.
The Endeavour level membership includes two additional guests per visit. Gemini and Voyager levels do not permit additional guests under the membership, but ALL members can purchase additional general admission passes at $2 off per ticket.
Yes, a nanny, babysitter or other caregiver can use your membership to bring your children to the science center with the Caregiver add-on.
The Caregiver add-on allows one unnamed adult to accompany your child(ren) under your membership when you aren’t present.
The caregiver must be at least 18 years old. Caregivers are not members, but they receive free admission when visiting with named member child(ren).
The caregiver must present: 1) a valid digital or physical membership card, and 2) a photocopy or digital photo of the photo ID of a designated adult named on the card.
All children 18 and under visiting the science center must be accompanied by an adult.
ASC memberships, reciprocal membership, coupons, and special offers do not apply to school group visits.
Member events are exclusive to member households only. Guests are not permitted to attend Members-Only events.
Your membership expiration date is located under the barcode of your digital card or on the back of your physical membership card. Memberships to Adventure Science Center are valid for one full year from the date of purchase. As your expiration date nears, you will receive renewal notices via mail or email.
Your membership runs an entire year from the date of purchase. If you renew early, the new membership begins when your old membership expires.
Please allow up to three (3) business days to receive the email containing your digital membership card.
Digital cards are sent via email to the primary member. Once downloaded, the digital cards are stored on the wallet app of your smart phone.
When two adults are on the membership, the card will give the primary member the option to text or email the digital card to the secondary member.
Primary members can also text or email the digital card to a caregiver.
Don’t have a smart phone? Physical cards available upon request.
Digital cards will be emailed out within five business days. If it has been longer than five business days, please email the Membership Team. Please check all junk or spam folders for an email from Adventure Science Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASC members have reciprocal admission privileges with other participating science and technology centers. Each institution has its own admissions policy, so call before you visit to get the details. Reciprocity extends only to general admission—it does not include free admission to additional attractions such as special exhibits, planetarium shows, simulator rides or giant-screen films. It also does not usually include museum store discounts. View a list of ASTC reciprocating facilities and learn more about the program.
Please familiarize yourself with all the rules applying to reciprocity with the ASTC Passport Program before you purchase your membership. Organizations may change their participation in the reciprocity program. We do not offer refunds due to changes in reciprocity.
NOTE: Per ASTC Travel Passport Restrictions, participating science centers must be 90 miles or further from both the Adventure Science Center and the member's current residence in order to receive reciprocating benefits. Science centers in Murfreesboro and Tullahoma do not qualify for Adventure Science Center members to receive free or reduced admission rates.
Adventure Science Center does not participate in the ACM or AZA reciprocity programs.
Our members have reciprocal admission privileges with other participating science and technology centers. Simply present your active physical or digital Adventure Science Center membership card and valid photo ID at the ticket desk.
Each institution has its own admissions policy, so call before you visit to get the details. Reciprocity extends only to general admission—it does not include free admission to additional attractions such as special exhibits, planetarium shows, simulator rides or giant-screen films. It also does not usually include museum store discounts. View a list of the ASTC reciprocating facilities.
If you are going out of town and don’t have your digital or physical membership card, please email our Membership Team.
If you are a member from another ASTC museum visiting Adventure Science Center, present your current membership card from your hometown museum or science center and a valid photo ID. You will receive free general admission for up to two (2) adults and up to four (4) children (under 18 years old) in the same household. Guests are not included in our reciprocal policy, and general admission fees apply. View a list of ASTC reciprocating facilities.
No. To receive ASTC Travel Passport Program benefits, you must reside more than 90 miles from the center/museum you wish to visit.
To redeem your Adventure Science Center gift card for a membership, please visit our Membership Desk on your next visit or contact us at (615) 401-5057.
Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the membership email from your smartphone and tap “Download” in the membership email. The card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.
Android: Navigate to the back of the card by clicking the small “i” on the front of the card, then tap the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary adult or caregiver.
iPhone: Click on the small “…” in the top right hand corner of the card, then tap the share button in the same spot to send the card to your secondary adult or caregiver.
If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there; it may be hiding). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.
We ask all guests to adhere to the following policies when visiting Adventure Science Center.
In order to provide an enjoyable experience for our guests, we ask that an adult accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Our exhibits are designed for adults to play and learn too!
Are you a member of the media and want to visit Adventure Science Center for public relations purposes? Please email Suzanna Best with a two-week minimum lead time and we'll do our best to accommodate you!
FOOD & DRINK
Outside food and drink is not allowed inside Adventure Science Center or its exhibition galleries (including the adventure tower). Guests can purchase food from the in-house Subway and Vega Yogurt and Treats on the second floor, bring a lunch to enjoy outside at the picnic tables in the lower parking lot, or go offsite for food and return, showing their receipt to gain re-admittance.
SMOKING & E-CIGARETTES
In an effort to maintain a healthy environment for all visitors, our campus is tobacco-free. Tobacco use and smoking in all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes and smoke-free oral tobacco products, is not permitted inside the facility or outside on the property, including the parking lots and picnic areas.
WEAPONS & FIREARMS
As authorized by T.C.A. Section 39-17-1359, except as stated below, Adventure Science Center does not permit firearms or weapons of any kind in the building, on the property, or in the parking areas. This policy includes individuals with carry permits.Adventure Science Center authorizes designated weapons to be carried by uniformed law enforcement officers, conducting official business or on-duty plainclothes law enforcement officers conducting official business, or off-duty law enforcement officers who are required by their agencies to carry weapons at all times (such as homeland security) - these individuals must check in with the security desk upon arrival.
Upon entering the museum, you may see a posted photography notice. We often work with local media to get the word out about the many fascinating and exciting things happening here, so you may see a camera crew on your visit. We also have photographers on staff taking photos and videos for marketing purposes. If you are uncomfortable being on camera, please inform the member of our staff (designated by a lanyard and/or name tag) who is either taking the photos or accompanying the media so we can respect your wishes.