A visit to the Adventure Science Center is an
exciting proposition for both students and teachers alike. But the idea of connecting the potential chaos of a field trip to what is being taught in the classroom can be a bit daunting.
With that in mind, we provide pre-, during, and post-visit activities that link your ASC
experience to your curriculum and provide focus for the visit.
With 44,000 square feet of exhibits - as well as the Sudekum Planetarium, daily live science experiences, hands-on labs and programs, – ASC provides a wealth of learning opportunities.
Visit in the FALL and WINTER
Want to avoid the crowds? We highly recommend booking a field trip in the Fall or Winter. April and May are the busiest months for field trips. October through February are perfect times to explore and experience all the science center has to offer.
Now available - exhibit guides!
Check out the Educational Guides to temporary exhibits at Adventure Science Center.
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up a Storm exhibit (Jan. 26 - Apr. 28)
We make it easy to align standards to your field trip!
Every program is aligned to multiple science standards. Use the at-a-glance chart to match ASC programs with your curriculum and district science standards. More specifice Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) are provided for each program. Go to the school programs page to find the PDF documents for each program.
Yellow Bus Scholarship Program
The program provides transportation grants to assist economically disadvantaged schools in Middle Tennessee to meet a growing need to help fund educational field trips. More info>>
We come to you!
Not able to bring your class to ASC? No problem. We offer exciting outreach programming, assemblies, and family science encounters at schools throughout the Middle TN region.
NEW OPTION FOR LUNCHES!
Our new on-site Subway is open and can have box lunches ready for you. Just fill out and submit this order form at least three business days in advance of your visit. Orders may be paid for with check or credit card when picking up your lunches on the day of your visit.
Science Alliance of Tennessee
Adventure Science Center receives funding from the Tennessee Legislature as a member of the Tennessee Science Alliance of TN program, providing instructor-led science education for Tennessee students. This affirms the importance of our science education efforts and promotes museums and science centers as valued partners with school systems across the state of Tennessee.
Our Learning Expedition Guide is supported by Cornerstone Financial Credit Union