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Frequently Asked Questions





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!


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.

*Note: Water bottles are allowed in the science center during your visit.

*Please Note: Subway is an independently owned and operated franchise not managed by Adventure Science Center


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.


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 Adventure Science Center, 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.

Additional Policies

For the safety of our guests, the following are not allowed:

  • Skateboards, skates, inline shoes, hoverboards, etc.
  • Alcohol during standard operating hours
  • Climbing, pulling, or damaging of exhibits
  • Full-face masks or toys resembling weapons
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