Adventure Science Center

800 Fort Negley Boulevard

Established in 1944, the Children’s Museum of Nashville resided on 2nd Avenue South in downtown Nashville. World War II was coming to an end and the nation was beginning to look to the future. Sgt. John Ripley Forbes’ vision for Nashville’s future was focused on children. His enthusiasm for a children’s museum sparked some of the city’s most prominent and influential citizens, including the museum’s first president, Vernon Sharp, Jr. A lease on the old University of Nashville building was signed in November 1944, and on Oct. 30, 1945, the Children’s Museum of Nashville opened its doors to the public. 




Daniel Hader

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

I love this place! It is a great rainy day place to take kids and let them play and learn. The membership is very affordable and they bring in new exhibits all the time. They have exhibits that work for different ages which makes bring a family very easy. We are happy Nashville has this kind of attraction for folks with curious young ones.

Austin Beattie

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

This place is awesome. Tons of great stuff for kids but also very enjoyable for adults, especially during the adult-oriented events. The guy who narrates the planetarium shows does a truly amazing job - every show I've been to has been excellent. He is entertaining and has a very good tempo. He brings the production quality of the shows to a very professional level - reminds me a bit of Guy Raz on NPR. A note to the staff - please continue doing the Romance in the Stars show every year! We went last year and this year, and enjoyed them both very much. This year was even better than the first one!

Adam Pairmore

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

I loved the planetarium. The rest of the museum is very interesting. My son enjoyed the interactivity with the exhibits. There is some really cool stuff here. Sometimes it felt a little overwhelming with kids just running and going everywhere. We visited on a snow day so staff may have been light. We will defiantly return, however probably only for planetarium experiences. I do recommend for families and kiddos.

Brian Czolada

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

This is an excellent place to bring young kids. There are plenty of activities here that tech kids about many different science topics. The center also has a climbing structure that goes from the first floor all the way up to the roof. My kids are easily entertained for 2-3 hours. There is a Subway restaurant inside the center for a quick lunch break.

Christie Finch

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

The kids love this place and so do we! We upgraded our daily pass to an annual membership and have been here several times in the last few months. Always something new to discover! I docked 1 star simply because a few things in the body area need repaired/replaced but they are small and do not effect the overall experience of the place!