Adventure Science Center

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Adventure Science Center
Location800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates36°08′48″N 86°46′32″W / 36.146765°N 86.775458°W / 36.146765; -86.775458
TypeScience museum

Adventure Science Center is a non-profit science museum for children located in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3][4]

The museum features over 175 hands-on interactive exhibits with themes including biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science. The building includes 44,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 75-foot-tall adventure tower and the Sudekum Planetarium.[5]


The organization was opened in 1945 as the Children’s Museum of Nashville, under the vision of naturalist John Ripley Forbes, and was located in Lindsley Hall in downtown Nashville.[6] The first planetarium opened in 1952. In 1974 the museum moved to its current location in Old Saint Cloud Hill, the site of Fort Negley during the American Civil War.

The organization’s name changed over the years, most recently from Cumberland Science Museum to Adventure Science Center in November 2002.[7]


  1. ^ "MAD Bash Fundraiser Planned At Adventure Science Center". WTVF. 2016-02-20. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  2. ^ Robert Yager; John Falk (4 October 2007). Exemplary Science In Informal Education Settings:Standards-Based Success Stories. NSTA Press. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-933531-62-5.
  3. ^ "Adventure Science Center Celebrates New Year". WTVF. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  4. ^ Martinez, Debbie (2016-03-11). "There's More to Nashville Than Country Music". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  5. ^ Jackie Sheckler Finch (12 April 2011). Insiders' Guide® to Nashville, 8th. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-0-7627-7476-0.
  6. ^ "Overview". Adventure Science Center. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 19 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Cumberland Science Museum becomes Adventure Science Center". Nashville Business Journal. November 6, 2002. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

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