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 Day

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Lots of fun. We saw one of the musical planetarium light shows. It was a lot of fun very interesting. Last time I was there it looks like they're doing some remodeling for even more fun for the family. My grandson Reese also loves the place. Keep up the good work, you're doing great.

Shelia Trevino

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

The best Science Museum for children I have ever been to! I'm from Chicago, so that's saying a lot. My 3 year old absolutely loved it! My husband and I also enjoyed playing with some if the exhibits. What made it EVEN BETTER for us is that we got in free with our membership to our local museum. I definitely can't wait to visit if we are ever in the area again.

Phil Stewart

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

What a neat place. Momma and I (old folks) decided to see what is so great about this place. Turns out to be an excellent educational entertainment complex. There are displays regarding everything scientific and the Center succeeds nicely in making it entertaining as well as educational. Though not exactly attractive for the geriatric set it is wonderful for family outings that are both fun and teaching opportunities. Bragging moment - I lifted a whole car!

MaryBeth Kerns

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Wow!! Hands-on STEM w/plenty of physical climbing & activity too. Cannot say enough about this amazing experience. Learn about & explore the human body, the heavenly bodies, earth, and more. Planetarium shows extra but worth it for a unique and memorable experience! A treat for students (read: people) of *all* ages. In-house Subway restaurant for healthier meal options. Eager to return we are!

Alex Vasquez

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

What an awesome space. Great for the whole family and also for hosting events. I was there for a conference after party and it was so great. Lots of space for people to mingle. I'd come back here again in a heartbeat. Do the planetarium!