Advance sciense center

Our Mission

Adventure Science Center ignites curiosity
and inspires the lifelong discovery of science.

Mission driven, we provide interactive science education in various forms. Our Center features unique, hands-on exhibits relating to six science concepts: Sound and Light, Energy, Air and Space, Creativity and Invention, Health, and Earth Science. We also provide live demonstrations and lab programs to students to complement what they are learning through the exhibits and enhance their educational experience: addressing the state curriculum requirements in all learning environments, planetarium programs to further interest in air and space exploration, summer and holiday camps to provide a fun, educational alternative for childcare when school is not in session, and school outreach and distance learning for those who are unable to reach our Center.

We reach out to the community and provide a distinctive educational experience to students, teachers and parents, alike. Through a grant from Metropolitan Government of Nashville of Davidson County, we provide free admission for all Metro Davidson County students on field trips to the center. We also offer admission scholarships for at-risk children and families through our Adventure Assistance Fund.

What will my gift support?

As a non-profit organization, we rely on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support various funding priorities throughout the Center. Admission prices only cover a portion of the services we provide. Gifts are welcome year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law. They can be directed to any of these areas: Annual Fund, Adventure Assistance Fund, and the Sky and Space Fund

The Annual Fund 
The Annual Fund is our yearly fundraising effort that specifically seeks recurring gifts in support of the Science Center's many educational programs, outreach, exhibits and general operations. The Annual Fund helps close the gap between admission prices and the actual of cost of providing our services to the community.  

Adventure Assistance Fund
The Adventure Assistance Fund is a scholarship fund that subsidizes admission for individuals, groups and families that might not otherwise be able to visit the Center. Groups requesting assistance must submit a formal request. Please see these instructions on how to submit.  Individuals may use this letter to request assistance.

Sky and Space Fund
The Sky and Space Fund is our capital spending fund which goes to support the new Space Chase exhibit hall and Sudekum Planetarium. Gifts to this fund will help us complete this exciting new project that has already brought the cosmos a little closer to home for thousands of visitors. Naming opportunities still available. For more information on the Sky and Space Fund, click here.