Looking for something fun and educational to do in the Nashville area? Why not take a trip along to the Adventure Science Center? Since the opening of the Children's Museum of Nashville in 1945, the museum, in one form or another, has provided Nashville's youngest inhabitants with a fantastic and fun destination to learn.
A planetarium was opened by the center in 1952 and was the first in the state before moving to its current destination on Old Saint Cloud Hill in 1974. In 2002, the Cumberland Science Museum changed its name and its current incarnation, the Adventure Science Center, was born.
Things to Do
- Scale the jaw-dropping Adventure Tower. As you ascend to the top of the structure you will be met by various educational and interactive science-based activities.
- See how bees live in the center's bee colony.
- Take to the sky in the Blue Max simulator where you can be either the pilot or the gunner as you attempt a variety of special maneuvers.
- Take home a souvenir of your trip to the Adventure Science Center by visiting the gift shop.
- Learn all about how the human body works in BodyQuest. Children of all ages can enjoy a real ambulance and take EKGs in the Mini Med Center.
- Venture to the edge of the universe at the Wonders of the Universe exhibit. Head to Cosmic Ray's to take part in multiplayer games and see where you rank on the scoreboard.
Adventure Science Center Insider Tips
- Find out about what's happening at the Adventure Science Center by checking out the calendar of events.