The ASTC membership to your local science center is recognized as a membership to Science Centers all across the country!
We took advantage of this opportunity to visit the Adventure Science Center in Nashville for free! (As a family of six, we REALLY like FREE!)
It was a smaller science center than our one in Durham, but there was plenty to do. The center had a multi-story climbing, play area. There were slides, stairs, play areas on each floor. If you climbed to the very top (3 stories), then you were treated to a glass triangle room above the science center with a lovely view of Nashville.
If you have little ones under 5, this play area would be an absolute nightmare. Children can exit on multiple floors and in numerous ways.
Thankfully, our children were old enough to “lose” for a bit and to find them again later.
Another section of the science center was focused on anatomy. We had a great time in a laser shooting game shooting pathogens. The kids explored various activities and learning stations.
We found two ships with running water meant for dam and waterway building. We all enjoyed this, including myself!
Ambulance driving is always a hit!
There was a section set up for kids to explore what it is like to be in a wheelchair. There were three wheelchairs available with a ramp that went up and down around the outside of a basketball hoop.
There were plenty of fun places to explore. We were also treated to a planetarium show as our science center doesn’t have a planetarium.
Once we got back to the house, we were treated to another yummy dinner. Then it was time to celebrate Eric’s birthday! Tricia picked out candles that glowed in a variety of colors! They were fun to say the least.
Another great day of vacation!