800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.146594 -86.775437
Monday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM Sunday From 12:30 PM To 05:30 PM
The adventure science center is a great place for families and young kids to explore the world around an inside us. The center's website advertises itself as a fun place for adults, and while that may be true if you are an adult taking a child, unless you goof off with whoever you go with, like my husband and I did (I'm 29 and he's 34. We don't have children), you may be a bit bored, disappointed, and want your money back (admission is $13 for adults). The center is a large building from the outside, but while there are two and a half floors with wing exhibits, most of the exploration is focused on a giant jungle gym type of display. It is large enough even for full grown people to climb and slide on, and we didnt feel strange at all doing so because of the way it was set up. The body exhibit was fun and there was a cute laser tag style game we played with another group of young adults. Getting to the top if the central tower is neat, but we didn't linger long. Some of the thrill of climbing it for an adult is that it can get a little cramped, and I even broke a sweat maneuvering it all. The center is located in downtown Nashville, and you can see it from the highway. I can't tell you if it is easy to get to because our gps took us down side streets once we got closer, and I doubt I would have picked the route we took to give anyone directions, but it's so prominent, it is probably hard not to figure out how to get there. There is also plenty of free parking. The center closes at 5, but we slept in and didn't get there until 3 and still had plenty of time to see and do everything except for the planetarium show, a flight simulator, and a simulated harnessed hoist moonwalk. Those would have been nice to do as well, but they are pretty much similar to activities you could do elsewhere. This place is probably best for field trips because it also has classrooms. Groups of kids in families would probably also enjoy it. I think it's probably not worth it to go without a kid in the end, or even one child because a lot of the interactive displays works best if there are more than one kid, or perhaps kid-at-heart, to participate.
Popular museum that's crowded with kids learning about history and science. – In Short
This great spot, formerly known as the Cumberland Science Museum, features experimental learning about science and nature through exhibits and directed activities by museum specialists. The Sudekum Planetarium also features a daily schedule of programs. The museum installs special exhibits on a regular basis, many of which are national traveling shows on kid-friendly themes such as dinosaurs, computers and snakes. Schoolchildren fill the museum on weekdays, making this one of Nashville's best-utilized facilities.
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