Nashville, Tennessee, May 28, 2019 - This summer, Adventure Science Center will take another step toward a multi-year revitalization plan that will result in the complete transformation of Nashville’s iconic and lifelong learning hub. With nearly 75 years of rich history and educational impact, the museum’s July 1 launch of permanent exhibits soundBox and Innovation Incubator will continue the positive momentum that has impacted millions of locals and tourists alike.
In the expansive exhibit space generously underwritten by The Frist Foundation, soundBox will allow guests to explore the science of music and sound through 14 unique, active and hands-on social experiences – all while celebrating Nashville’s Music City roots. Visitors of all ages can create their own musical tracks and visualize notes and beats on glowing walls, or adjust pitch and volume of sounds and tones in full-body, immersive experiences. Guests can also sing or speak to see their own vocal patterns on a digital wall, or scan their fingerprints to convert the distinctive ridges into unique songs and animations to digitally share with friends. The museum has also partnered with local music industry professionals to showcase career paths in the arenas of music and sound.
Adjacent to soundBox is the grand re-opening of Innovation Incubator, a high-tech STEAM-rich environment that uses hands-on learning, advanced technologies, and free discovery to foster innovation and creativity. Generously underwritten by The Memorial Foundation, the expanded space offers all-new equipment for staff-led school programs, workshops, and professional development opportunities. Users learn cutting-edge technologies, maker processes and creative innovation through access to 3D printers, vinyl and laser cutters, coding stations, and robotics. The museum is also developing innovative partnerships with Nashville's community of artists, educators, and makers to further elevate the exhibit’s impact.
"It isn’t enough to simply teach young makers to solve the challenges they face - we must also guide them through the process of the unknown and help them iterate unanticipated designs and concepts, give them the confidence to encounter the unexpected and build the resilience to overcome failure and achieve the long-game of success. The hands-on skills that provide relevant experience for careers in the 21st century can be explored thoroughly in the Innovation Incubator, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to people of all ages and backgrounds,” says Steve Hinkley, the museum’s President and CEO.
The exhibits will open to the public on Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m. For more information about soundBox and Innovation Incubator, visit AdventureSci.org.
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About Adventure Science Center
For nearly 75 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers, and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The organization offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits, innovative programs and full-dome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Contact: Courtney Cotton, Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: (615) 401-5059 / (615) 476-1062