Adventure Science Center still creates opportunities for children to learn and have fun. The Center now serves about 340,000 visitors annually from Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama, and beyond. It has remained at heart, a place for children.
Planetarium, Laser Shows, and Blue Max range from $5-$8 additionally. Members general admission is free.
As homeschoolers, we're always looking for fun ways to learn as a family. Adventure Science Center fils the bill. While it is much smaller and perhaps less modern than other children's museums I have visited, it's still worth a visit if you're within driving distance of Nashville. (But if you're only here for a weekend, I wouldn't consider it a top destination.) Our family actually purchased a membership a few years ago (half-price through a deal site), and it was definitely worth the price tag for repeat visitors. However, the exhibits don't rotate very often, so by about the third visit, we had more or less exhausted all the exhibits and weren't as eager to return quickly. There are, however, several interactive elements that make ASC worth a return trip. Younger guests, particularly, will never tire of turning every wheel, pushing every button, or stomping on every sensor. If you're after a depth of serious upper-level learning, you might be disappointed. But if you are looking for a fun place to hang out with the family, ASC is a good option.
I remember going to this museum as a kid and loved it. As a adult I am not sure if it is different or just from looking at it through older view. There are some interesting things to see. There is a Planetarium to view. Not a whole lot to do so make sure you have something else planned for the day also or it might be a short experience.
The planetarium is great, as is their new space area - the kids especially love the space walk activity. But the museum/center itself leaves a lot to be desired. Many of the exhibits are not well maintained, and often aren't working properly. They recently invested a lot in expanding/renovating the space area and building the new planetarium, and that paid off as those really are first rate. Now they need to work on the rest. A city the size of Nashville should have a lot more on offer here.
One thing I would note - they now have "grown up" planetarium shows on the weekends. They do laser shows and play different types of music. We went to one featuring Pink Floyd and also one featuring 80s pop tunes - a very cool experience!
Good place to bring older kids (at least 2nd or 3rd graders, I think) but not so much for younger. There is plenty to do with the right age group, and definitely educational...planetarium and laser areas were the ones we liked the most...Overall, a good place to go if you have nothing else to do, or if your kids are into science and of the right age...
This place was fun enough. Their small child play around has a lot to be desired. Many of the activities were long broken and out of place in the small children area. if you have big kids there are a lot of fun learning activities to do but I think you could get in and out of that place in an hour easy. I don't know if it's worth it as a trip to center a whole day around but nice for an afternoon.
My husband's parents was on business in Nashville and we went with them so I decided to take my son there. First of all, my plan was to stay close by and just walk there. I would not recommend that if you have small children. Nashville's downtown is slowly improving but to walk to the museum you have to pass several blocks of housing projects.That being said, get a cab or drive but take your kids here! There were so many unique exhibits that my son loved. His favorites were the wheelchair section (to teach what it is like to be in a wheelchair), the real beehive, and the tower that you could climb all the way up into! It's not the kind of thing that would take all day...there are not tons of exhibits and we didn't check out the imax theater. But as far as Nashville goes, it would definitely be my pick of places to take kids.