Adventure Science Center Announces Spring Programming

Adventure Science Center has a full docket of activities and events for everyone this spring.

Nashville, TN, April 5 - Adventure Science Center has a full docket of activities and events for everyone this spring. From extraordinary planetarium shows in the award-winning Sudekum Planetarium to free, outdoor programming, the science center is excited to provide unforgettable experiences for all ages!

Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Included in General Admission 

  • Nashville is not in the path of totality for this eclipse, but we will have 95% totality at the eclipse's peak and a variety of educational activities happening throughout the science center. Weather-permitting, a number of outdoor opportunities will be provided as well, including an opportunity to see the Appalachian State solar car and make solar art with UV-activated paper.
  • Certified eclipse glasses are essential for viewing and will be included at no additional with the purchase of general admission tickets for the day.
  • Eclipse: The Sun Revealed, an original production from the Sudekum Planetarium team, will be playing throughout the day. This show will inform visitors how to safely view an eclipse, why they happen, and how the study of eclipses has advanced science.
  • Additional cost - $9

Saturday, April 13 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free, Outdoor Event
"Quieter Hour" from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Medical vehicles, construction equipment, and firetrucks will be parked at Adventure Science Center for families to see and touch. Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with the operators and learn about their careers.
  • This is a loud event, so sensory-sensitive friends are encouraged to visit during "quieter hour" while horns and sirens will not be utilized. The Autism Clinic at Hope is also generously supplying 150 over-the-ear headphones for guests to borrow at the event, free of charge. 
  • Sponsors: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), The Autism Clinic at Hope, and AAA - The Auto Club Group

Green Week
Sunday, April 21 - Saturday, April 27 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (M,Th,Fr), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sa,Sun) | Included in General Admission

  • Adventure Science Center will be focused on all things green throughout the month of April, culminating in a week of extra special programming to celebrate Green Week. For instance, on Sunday, April 21, HCA Healthcare will be on site providing hands-on activities that teach guests about recycling, clean energy, and more.
  • Sponsor: Nissan

Family Star Wars Day
Saturday, May 4 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Included in General Admission

  • Families are invited to dive into the Star Wars universe while enjoying themed crafts, Live Science shows, cart activities, and more. *Costumes are encouraged!
  • *Note: Full-face masks and weapons are not prohibited in the building. 

Wonders of the Universe Exhibit Redesign Opening
Saturday, June 1 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Included in General Admission 

  • This popular, second-floor gallery is being completely redesigned to feature a model of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover within an immersive Mars diorama. A variety of interactive exhibits will teach visitors about the fascinating realm of planetary science.

Upcoming Laser Shows in the Sudekum Planetarium
Saturday, May 25

$11 for non-members | $9 for members | General Admission is NOT required

About Adventure Science Center

For over 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 the 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. Each year the science center provides reduced or free admission to more than 20,000 guests and remains free for teachers and MNPS students.

Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville

For more information, visit or contact Suzanna Best, VP of Marketing and Communications, at (615) 401-5117 or