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“Awesome fun for our pre-K kids!”

Adventure Science Center
Ranked #43 of 258 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore 44,000 square feet of over 175 exciting hands-on science exhibits and activities revealing the wonders of biology, physics, chemistry, medicine, space, earth science, technology, and more. Experience a state-of-the-art planetarium offering spectacular journeys to the stars, laser shows, and amazing full-dome films for children and adults. Enjoy award-winning daily live science demos, labs, and science cafes presented by a talented staff of scientist educators. Adventure Science Center is dedicated to creating learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit center of science, learning, and exploration.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was one of our prime destinations on our Mem Day wknd trip to Nashville, since we have a 4 yr old that is really into astronomy and the solar system. We were really disappointed to find out the "planetarium" that he was soooo excited to see was only showing a film on storms and that there was no telescope. Instant letdown for all of us. And the desk attendant was void of helpful info. However, there was a solar system display room that did not disappoint! He loved it! And all the other areas as well, as did our 2 yr old. They've been to other similar type activity centers before and this one was the best. We came after lunch and it may have been the last week of school or first week of summer vacation, but we had no problems with crowds or older kids as others have suggested. Even saw young couples apparently on dates. Nice visit.

Thank Blaine E
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

On a tip to nashille looking for kid/adult friendly spots. This is a good place to go. Lots of hands on activities to make learning fun! Really enjoyed how much my daughter enjoyed science.

Thank 2010dlb
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

This place would be great for children 8+. Our younger children were terrified of all the noises and the children three plus times larger than them. There were even a few tweens running about having a blast. If you have small children, visit the zoo or on of the many beautiful parks. Forget this place until they are older!

1  Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

My 4 children and I visited from out of town on a Wednesday at 10:30. It was total chaos, the school children were unsupervised, didn't wait in lines, etc. By 2:00 the schools were gone and there were only a handful of families. They don't allow outside food, but there are picnic tables in the lower parking lot. We would go again on a weekday, after 12:00.

2  Thank StathamFamily
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Was not sure what to expect after reading reviews. Got to the Science Center around 1pm on a Saturday & was happy that it wasn't to crowded. My kids 5 8 & 10 year olds all enjoyed every part of the center. There favorite part was the wood building room. Just make sure you do it at the end of your day or you'll be carrying around your woodwork. We watched the astronaut movie in the planetarium and it was ok. I was expecting more of a realistic movie then an animated one. Ask for the combo ticket or you'll pay more for entrance and movie separately. The only down fall of the trip is there where many rude unsupervised kids that many times came over and took things out of my kids hands jumped on games while we where playing & tried cutting in lines. Some adults as well could have had some better manners. One man was laying in the play ambulance napping so kids felt uncomfortable to go in. Another lady had all her kids stuff spread across the stair way and didn't even move it aside so people could walk. But besides that it was nice to get away for the day.

1  Thank bexbex65
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