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FROM EDUCATION Dear Educators, Join us for an amazing year of new STEAM learning programs and new exhibits! At Adventure Science Center, we strive to be an invaluable STEAM education partner and resource for educators by providing unique hands-on learning for students and exceptional professional development opportunities for teachers. We’ve been hard at work this summer creating new and improved standards-based program offerings— here are a few of my personal favorites: • Weather Watchers, an opportunity for students to step in to the role of meteorologist, exploring the tools of the trade and investigating what it takes to stay safe in severe weather. (Meets earth and space standards in K-2nd grades) • Chemistry is a Blast, a reactive lab, focusing on observable traits of chemical reactions. (Meets physical science standards for middle school students) • WASC: Science Radio, an engaging demonstration exploring the relationships between wavelength, frequency, amplitude, and velocity. (Meets physical world concepts and physics standards for high school students)

your students diving in to the prospect of human travel to Mars, highlighting geocentric and heliocentric models, as well as Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. Beginning March 2019, Secrets of Gravity will have your elementary students exploring the theories of Albert Einstein. Also, for the first time, we have makerspace programming available for school groups! You won’t want to miss our feature exhibitions this school year: • National Geographic Presents Earth Explorers Opening October 13, 2018—an epic adventure to explore the world, discover new species, and learn about the technology and innovation required to document discoveries. As always, we wish you the very best year with your students and thanks for making us your Science Destination of Choice! Sincerely,

Tiffany Farmer Director of Education & Community Engagement

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MAKING A RESERVATION PREPARE Have at least two dates in mind before you call to make reservations. Also, you may choose a demonstration, STEM lab, or planetarium show to enhance your visit! Have your student and chaperone count ready. You are required to have 1 adult per every 7 students. These required chaperones are FREE! You must schedule your field trip at least two weeks in advance. STEM labs must be registered at least four weeks in advance. Please make it clear that any adults who want to come on the field trip must pay the teacher before the field trip in order to receive the group rate. Any chaperones who arrive the day of the trip who have not paid the teacher must wait until 10 AM for entry and pay regular admission price. CALL OR GO ONLINE Reservations for field trips to Adventure Science Center may be made by phone directly at (615) 8625177 or online at Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM-4:30 PM. Please let the Group Reservationist know if special accommodations are needed, such as an ASL interpreter, wheelchairs, or other assistance for children. If you have children with sensory or anxiety issues, please let us know and we can loan you a sensory kit in trade for an I.D. 6 | ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

Visit to find more resources to accommodate your needs. REVIEW YOUR CONFIRMATION Look for your Welcome Packet to come in an email within two weeks of registration. Call the reservations number if you do not receive your packet and we will fax or email a reprint to you. Carefully review all registration information and call immediately with questions or concerns. Be sure to have all forms filled out PRIOR to arrival. REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ARRIVING A school identifier (either school nametags or matching shirts) is required and will not be provided by the science center. Teacher and chaperone nametags will be provided at check-in. Complete the express check-in form. Actual attendance will be noted upon arrival and fees charged accordingly. Have all of your students broken into groups and chaperones assigned prior to leaving the school. We do not have room for groups to effectively get organized at Adventure Science Center. So please do it before arriving to the center.

FIELD TRIP DAY 1. Confirm final count of all students and adults before leaving the school. Distribute and organize chaperone groups and students. Reminder: Additional adults who did not prepay will need to wait until doors open to the public at 10 AM to gain access and pay regular admission price. 2. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to any scheduled programs. 3. Teachers and students will arrive at the front of Adventure Science Center in the bus lane. Please stay on the bus until an educator has boarded and provided your students with instructions. 4. The lead teacher will check-in the group at the school check-in desk. Chaperones should have lunches ready to carry in and put on a cart IF you have pre-reserved a space in the building. 5. Teachers should distribute chaperone stickers and wristbands after checking in.

RATES AND HOURS PREPARE Adventure Science Center is open for school groups starting August 6, 2018, through May 31, 2019, from 9:30 AM – 5 PM, except for Mondays when groups can arrive beginning at 1 PM. June 1, 2019, begins summer group rates through August 4, 2019. SCHOOL GROUP ADMISSION RATES Students: $5.00 for admission Metropolitan Nashville Public School Student: FREE during the school year. $5.00 during the summer. Adults: One adult for every seven students is free and required. Additional adults cost $7.00 but must pay the teacher prior to the day of the field trip in order to get the chaperone rate. If they do not pay prior to the day of the field trip, adults must wait until doors open at 10 AM to enter the science center and pay the regular admission price at the box offices. Member Adults: Free with I.D. and membership at 10 AM. This does not include programming. PAYMENT One simple payment for the total balance is due upon arrival. We prefer check or credit card for quicker check-in. Your organization is responsible for collecting all payment in advance including fees for additional chaperones not included in the chaperone/student ratio (1:7). Some programs require additional materials fee or advance non-refundable deposits.

OFF PEAK NT! U TIMES DISCO Save $1.00 per child when booking field trip in September or January.

Additional chaperones who do not pre-pay with the group’s payment must pay the regular admission price plus any applicable planetarium and program fees (space permitting) at Guest Services.

(Must book combo)

Other discounts, memberships, coupons and special offers are not valid with school group rates. SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAM RATE

Sudekum Planetarium Show

$4.00 per student or adult paid to the teacher Additional adults pay full price ($9.00 or $19.95 General Admission/Planetarium Combo ticket) (space permitting)

25 Minute Demonstration/ Live Show

$2.00 per student $2.00 per additional adult (space permitting)

50 Minute STEM Learning Lab* & Little Labs

$4.00 per student $4.00 per additional adult (space permitting)

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FAQ What is the difference between a required chaperone and an extra adult chaperone? A required chaperone is free of charge. Each school group is required to have one adult per every seven student. Any additional adults that want to go on the field trip are considered an extra adult chaperone and will need to pay $7.00 to the teacher prior to field trip day, otherwise they will be charged the regular admission price and enter the center at 10 AM. Is there any where on site where we can have lunch? Eat Inside: Indoor lunch space is $20 per 30-minute time slot for 50 students. This must be reserved when you schedule your field trip. Unfortunately, due to limited space, it is not possible to reserve this space upon check-in. Eat Outside: The outdoor picnic pavilion is available to school groups for lunch on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge. No reservation required. Can we have lunches catered to us? You can pre-order box lunches from the Subway® restaurant located in the Skyline Café using the order form in your Welcome Packet. Ordering a lunch at Subway does not reserve you a place to eat inside the restaurant. Due to limited seating, you must reserve a space to eat when your are making a reservation. Other outside catering is not allowed, but students are allowed to bring bagged lunches. What happens if we have any changes to make to our reservation? Running Late?: Call (615) 862-5177 to notify the 8 | ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

science center. It may be necessary to cancel, shorten, or rearrange programs. Lab fees, advance deposits and materials fees are non-refundable the day of the field trip. Change In Group Size?: If the original group size changes before the day of your visit, call (615) 8625177 at least 24 hours in advance to update your reservation so the check-in process goes smoothly and quickly. What happens if I need to cancel? Cancellation Policy: ≥ 14 days prior to reservation: •Cancel and receive 100% of any refundable deposit returned minus a $35 administration fee. •Reschedule and the deposit and any planetarium/ program fees are transferred to the new date < 14 days prior to reservation: •Adventure Science Center will retain the full deposit. If poor weather conditions force your school system to close, please contact Reservations to reschedule your trip to avoid cancellation fees. You must reschedule or lose all deposits and fees. Please Note: Cancellation fees may apply for cancellation of certain labs or programs that incur special material costs. Do you have a minimum number of students required to book a field trip? What about a maximum? To be considered a school group you must have a minimum of 15 students. Some programs have a max capacity. For instance, our planetarium has a maximum occupancy of 160 and Little Labs have a max capacity of 20 students.

EARLY CHILDHOOD (PreK – Kindergarten)


50-minute hands-on science labs designed for young scientists in preschool or kindergarten. Includes inquiry, exploration and observation to strengthen emerging skills and ignite curiosity. Capacity of 20. DIGGING FOR DINOS Become a paleontologist and dig up fossils; compare dinosaur features; and discover why these fascinating creatures were so special. Science Standards: K.LS1.3 LIFE CYCLE MANIA Learn how plants and animals change as they grow, just like you! Science Standards: K.LS1.1, K.LS3.1 LITTLE ENGINEERS Design it, build it, and test it! Explore what it means to be an engineer; build structures and test their integrity; and investigate robots and technology. Science Standards: K.PS1.3 SPACE BLAST OFF! Discover how living in space is different than on earth. Explore the solar system with your feet firmly planted on Earth. Science Standards: PK.PD.3

PLANETARIUM RECOMMENDATION One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Wonderful Sky 2 018 L E A R N I N G E X P E D I T I O N G U I D E | 9

KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 2ND GRADE LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS LIFE ON EARTH What makes life possible on Earth? The Sun! Students investigate living vs. non-living things and natural vs. man-made materials to draw conclusions about energy and biodiversity on Earth. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: K.LS1.1, K.LS1.2, 1.LS2.3 MATTER MATTERS You think snow and ice are cold? Wait until you get up close and personal with liquid nitrogen at -321°F! Find out how the properties of matter change when heat energy is drastically added or taken away. Non-refundable materials fee of $30 per program required. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: K.PS1.2, 3.PS1.1

STEM LEARNING LABS PRIMARY PHYSICAL FORCES Students make observations and test hypotheses about magnetism, gravity, static electricity, and vibrations and sound. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 60 minutes) Science Standards: 2.PS2.1, 2.PS2.2, 2.PS2.3, 3.PS2.1, 3.PS2.2, 3.PS3.3 PROTECT YOUR POLLINATORS Students will be asked to identify the parts of a plant. Students will learn how to identify what a pollinator is, 10 | A DV E N T U R E S C I E N C E C E N T E R

and what it does to help the plant. Students will also identify that plants and pollinators have a symbiotic relationship and have adapted together. Lastly students will get to observe pollinators in their natural environment. (Capacity: 75 |Length: 50) Science Standards: K.LS3.1, 1.LS1, 1.LS2, 2.LS2 WEATHER WATCHERS Step into the role of a meteorologist and learn all the tips and tricks of what it takes to be a great weather watcher. Students will investigate what it means to be severe-weather safe and explore tools used by meteorologists. (Capacity 30 | Length 50 minutes) Science Standards: K.ESS2.1, K.ESS3.2, K.ETS2.1, 1.ETS2.1, 2.ESS2.1 SQUID DISSECTION Inspect the unique internal and external features of a squid and draw conclusions about the adaptations of this ocean dwelling invertebrate. A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 is required. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 2.LS1.1 PLANETARIUM RECOMMENDATION Our Place in Space Polaris


PLANETARIUM RECOMMENDATION Rusty Rockets Last Blast Destination Solar System

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS GET ENERGIZED! Explore the science of heat, light, and sound energy. Observe lightning-like sparks, glowing plasma, and ultraviolet light demonstrations that will have your students on the edge of their seats! (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: 3.ESS.2 COOKING UP A STORM Learn about the three basic ingredients of weather – water, air, and temperature – and investigate what weather events are created when these ingredients are combined in different recipes. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: 3.PS3.2, 4.PS3.3, 5.ETS1.1, 5.ETS1.3

STEM LEARNING LABS IT’S ELECTRIC! Partners collaborate on challenges that include building series and parallel circuits to make a light bulb glow, a motor spin, and a fan turn into a flying saucer. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 3.PS3.2, 4.PS3.3, 5.ETS1.1, 5.ETS1.3 LEGO MINDSTORMS Working in teams of 2-3, students program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots capable of meeting specific challenges while gaining a deeper understanding of

the design and invention process. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 4.ETS2.1, 4.ETS2.2, 5.ETS1.1, 5.ETS1.2, 5.ETS1.3 PRIMARY PHYSICAL FORCES Students make observations and test hypotheses about magnetism, gravity, static electricity, and vibrations and sound. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 60 minutes) Science Standards: 2.PS2.1, 2.PS2.2, 2.PS2.3, 3.PS2.1, 3.PS2.2, 3.PS3.3 STARFISH DISSECTION Cut open a starfish to see what is inside and learn about the unique vascular system of this echinoderm. A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 and 4-week advance booking is required. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 3.LS4.2 CHEMISTRY 101 Students will conduct experiments and identify the 7 signs of a chemical reaction. Students will use the periodic table to gather evidence to identify a sample of matter. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 3.PS1.2, 3.PS1.3, 5.PS1.3, 5.PS1.4

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6TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS SOUND OF SCIENCE Hear and see how vibrations are formed through an interactive presentation that demonstrates frequency, amplitude, and the journey of sound. See an example of the McGurk effect and challenge your students to make sense of the sounds they are hearing. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: 6.ESS2.6 CHEMISTRY IS A BLAST! Students will get to observe different chemical reactions and learn about what observable traits distinguish a chemical reaction. Students will learn about the Law of Conservation of Mass, mixtures, and pure substances. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 25 minutes) Science Standards: 7.PS1.3, 7.PS1.5

STEM LEARNING LABS COW EYE DISSECTION Examine a cowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyeball; compare its muscles and fat; cut it open to find its parts; follow the path of light all the way to the optic nerve; and learn how the eye sends information to the brain. A non-refundable lab deposit of $50 and 4-week advance booking is required. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS Students use engineering and collaboration skills to build an amusement park attraction and learn how 12 | A D V E N T U R E S C I E N C E C E N T E R

potential and kinetic energy transfers in a closed system. With a little algebra, they can even estimate the top speed of their coasters. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 6.PS3.1, 6.PS3.2, 8.PS2.2, 8.PS2.3 SPRAWLING SPECIES In this program, students will discover the difference between a native animal and an invasive species, meet a native ambassador face to face, and explore, through a game, the consequences of introducing a new species into an established habitat. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: 6.LS2.1, 6.LS2.2, 6.LS4.1, 6.ESS3.3, 7.LS1.6, 8.LS4.4 MICROSCOPY In this special lab, students engage in introductory light microscope uses in a laboratory setting. Students will view prepared slides as well as learn to create their own. (Capacity: 30 | Length: 50 minutes) Science Standards: BIO2.ETS2.1



Science standards: 8.PS4.3, PWC.PS4.1, PWC. PS4.2, PWC.PS4.6, PHYS.PS4.4, PHYS.PS4.8

INNOVATION EXPLORATION Students will use a Makey-Makey circuit board to understand conductivity and circuits, and demonstrate principles by creating their own controllers to solve real-world problems in collaborative teams. Activity facilitates learning in the areas of electricity, product prototyping, and writing creative code. (Capacity: 20 | Length: 50 minutes)


Science Standards: STL.5.8.H, STL.5.8.J, STL.5.9.J, STL.5.9.K, STL.5.9.L

WASC: SCIENCE RADIO Students are guided through a number of experiments designed to explore the relationships between wavelength, frequency, amplitude, and velocity as they exist on a string and air columns. (Capacity: 75 | Length: 30 minutes)

FETAL PIG DISSECTION Examine the body systems of a fetal pig while identifying major organs and discussing each one’s structure and function. Lab fee: $9 per student. Non-refundable lab deposit of $50 and 3-week advanced booking required. (Capacity: 24 | Length: 50 minutes) Science standards: BIO2.LS4

SUMINAGASHI FLUID MECHANICS Students will learn the history and technique of the Japanese traditional method of Suminagashi, which uses surface tension and fluid mechanics to create marbling patterns. Students create their own monoprints from floating ink! (Capacity: 20 | Length: 50 minutes) Science standards: PWC.PS2.15

ROCKET CHALLENGE Students form teams to compete in a good oldfashioned rocket experiment. Students will estimate the range of a rocket based on its thrust force and launch angle in order to accomplish challenges. (Capacity: 24 | Length: 50 minutes) Science standards: PHYS.PS2.1, PHYS.PS2.4, PHYS. PS2.12, PHYS.PS2.13

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PLANETARIUM SHOWS Enhance your field trip experience by viewing one of our state-of-the-art planetarium shows! Find the perfect match for your curriculum by choosing one of the following offerings. Capacity is 160.

NOW SHOWING: FEATURED PLANETARIUM SHOWS LIVE: NIGHTWATCH Enjoy an interactive tour of what’s up in the sky tonight: constellations, planets, and more. Learn about daily and annual motion, travel through space for incredible close-up views, and prepare for your next night of stargazing. • Earth and Space Science: Universe, Earth COMING SEPTEMBER 2018: EXPLORE Dive into the exciting prospect of human travel to Mars by uncovering a broad selection of science including history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and orbital maneuvers. • Earth and Space Science: Universe COMING MARCH 2019: SECRETS OF GRAVITY Why do things fall to the ground? Is it magic? Experience fascination with the stars, the universe and the laws of nature. Explore Albert Einstein’s work with 12-year-old Luke and ALBY, a small, clever, quirky robot who knows all about Einstein and his theories. • Earth and Space Science: Universe STARS Witness the explosive end of massive stars and the dramatic formation of others. Experience the awesome beauty and destructive power behind the powerhouses that light our sky! • Earth and Space Science: Universe

ECLIPSE: THE SUN REVEALED Explore the rich cultural history of humankind’s eclipse experiences while learning why eclipses happen, how to safely observe them, and what scientific discoveries we’ve made as a result of their study. Learn why the Total Solar Eclipse coming on April 8, 2024, is an event students will remember for the rest of their lives. • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Grades 6 & Up) DYNAMIC EARTH Follow energy from the Sun to see how it affects Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere while exploring our dynamic Earth and its climate system. Only available until 5/4/2019. • Earth and Space Science: Earth, Atmosphere (Grades 4 & Up)

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE Join Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu, their friend from China, as they learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Moon as seen from China and the United States. • Earth and Space Science: Earth (Pre-K to Grade 1)

OUR PLACE IN SPACE Learn what causes day and night and explore the Sun, the Earth, our solar system, and the stars while solving a crossword puzzle about the sky. (Second semester third graders often prefer Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast.) • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Pre-K to Grade 2)

HABITAT EARTH Explore the dynamic relationships of kelp forest ecosystems below the ocean’s surface, discover how tiny fungi to help Earth’s tallest trees survive, and witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. • Biology: Interdependence, Biodiversity and Change (Grades 6 & Up)

RUSTY ROCKET’S LAST BLAST Rusty Rocket leads a class of rookies on their first tour of the solar system and explains basic rocket science and the great distances between the planets. • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Pre-K to Grade 3)

INCOMING! Discover the hard-hitting stories about how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changed the course of life on Earth, and shaped the world we know today. George Takei narrates this immersive fulldome experience. (Grades 5 & Up)

DREAM TO FLY Experience success and failure with da Vinci, Montgolfier, the Wright brothers, and others as these pioneers strive to conquer the skies. • Embedded Technology and Engineering • Earth and Space Science, Universe, Atmosphere • Physical Science: Motion, Forces in Nature (Grades 3 & Up)

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FANTASTIC FRACTALS! Experience math and nature like never before as you zoom through infinitely complex fractals. Original music is featured in this spectacular, award-winning, educational, and highly entertaining fulldome show. • Geometry (Kindergarten to Grade 2)

STARS OF THE PHARAOHS Discover how ancient Egyptians studied the skies to tell time, create calendars, and align gigantic monuments. Explore the connections they felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena. • Embedded Technology and Engineering • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Grades 5 & Up)

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD Join Little Star, an average yellow star in search of planets to protect and warm. Along the way, meet other stars, learn what makes each star special, and discover that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies! • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Kindergarten to Grade 2)

SKYWATCHERS OF AFRICA For millennia, Africans have used the sky to enrich their spiritual lives, build societies, and meet their needs for survival.

LIVE: WONDERFUL SKY Rain or shine, day or night, the sky above is a wonderful sight. This live, interactive program allows our youngest scientists to explore day and night. This makes a wonderful first planetarium show! • Earth and Space Science: Universe, Earth (Pre-K to Grade 1)

STARS Witness the explosive end of massive stars and the dramatic formation of others. Experience the awesome beauty and destructive power behind the powerhouses that light our sky! • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Grades 5 & Up)

POLARIS: THE SPACE SUBMARINE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE POLAR NIGHT Take a trip to Arctic to join a polar bear and his penguin friend from the South Pole as they observe the night sky. Join their adventure through the solar system to learn mysteries of planets, seasons, and the winter night. • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Kindergarten to Grade 2)

LIVE: NIGHTWATCH Enjoy an interactive tour of what’s up in the sky tonight: constellations, planets, and more. Learn about daily and annual motion, travel through space for incredible close-up views, and prepare for your next night of stargazing. • Earth and Space Science: Universe, Earth (Grades 3 & Up)

Experience the diversity of African astronomy and celebrate our shared human experience. • Earth Science: Universe (Grades 6 & Up)

NINE PLANETS AND COUNTING Are you sure you know how many planets are in our solar system? Take a tour and see the variety of objects that populate our Solar System. • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Grades 3 & Up)

LIVE: DESTINATION SOLAR SYSTEM Passengers will travel millions of miles on this amazing interactive fun-filled tour led by live host Jesse, an enthusiastic—but inexperienced—tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer.• Earth and Space Science: Universe (Kindergarten to Grade 5)

NATURAL SELECTION Join young Charles Darwin onboard the HMS Beagle to observe the diversity of life around the world, including how species compete and adapt to changing environments. • Biology: Interdependence, Biodiversity and Change (Grades 6 & Up)

ASTRONAUT Step into an astronaut’s shoes while experiencing a rocket launch, floating in orbit above Earth, and discovering the perils lurking in space. • Embedded Technology and Engineering • Earth and Space Science: Universe (Grades 3 & Up)

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OUTREACH PROGRAMS What is science in motion? Let our educators bring valuable STEM experiences directly to your community, school, or library. Choose up to 2 programs per date from a variety of Science In Motion options. All activities meet Tennessee Science Standards. SCIENCE IN MOTION: STEM LEARNING LABS & LITTLE STEM LEARNING LABS Starting at $150 You provide the classroom space and curious students, and we’ll bring the materials for hands-on inquiry experiences including dissections of real specimens or engineering design challenges. (50 minutes, 30 student capacity) SCIENCE IN MOTION: THAT’S AMAZING Starting $275 Choose 1 Assembly topic or up to 2 demonstration topics per date. Assemblies (50 minutes, 100 student capacity). Shows (50 minutes, 200 student capacity). SCIENCE IN MOTION: FAMILY & COMMUNITY FESTIVALS Starting at $350 Hosting a large-scale STEM celebration at your school? We’ll send you our menu of exciting Hands-on/minds-on stations, and you can choose up to ten of them for us to bring to you! Schools will provide the space, tables, and volunteer assistance, and we will bring the materials and training tools for the volunteers. RESERVATIONS The fees listed by each program is a starting rate. Any applicable materials fees are added to the program fees. Other fees may be charged for additional programs, length and capacity. Destinations 25-50 miles away will be charged a $25 travel fee. For more information on rates or to make a reservation please call (615) 862-5177 or email CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations must be made in writing (email accepted) seven days prior to the date of booking. Cancellations without notification are subject to a $50 administration fee, and applicable mileage and material fees. Cancellations due to weather conditions that close the reserved school system, and which are rescheduled, will not be charged an administration fee.

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AFTER-HOURS ADVENTURES All Science Sleepovers  and Almost Overnights  are for 40-120 students, and appropriate for ages 5 and up.  A $100 non-refundable deposit submitted with registration form will hold your date. 

time to adventure around the science center before camping-out on the museum floor. Each Sleepover includes a light breakfast. 

Please Note: One adult is required for every seven children.  Required adults  are admitted free, while each additional adult is $15.  Optional Add-On Dinner – $5 per person (includes Subway® sandwich platters, chips, and tea or lemonade); any additional food or beverages will need to be provided by the group. 

ALMOST OVERNIGHTS Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays /$28 per child Create your own private adventure with an Almost Overnight event! Almost Overnights are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and include an educational cart activity, a planetarium show, and time to explore the Science Center. 

SCIENCE SLEEPOVERS Thursdays, Friday, or Saturdays / $45 per child Experience the ultimate exploration of science with an all-night sleepover! Your overnight experience is from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. and includes an educational cart activity, a planetarium show, and

For more information or to submit a request, please visit to learn more. All information subject to change without notice. Pricing change in effect for all reservations placed after August 1, 2018.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Adventure Science Center provides educator workshops and certificates to support teachers’ professional development plans. We’re happy to provide professional development workshops at the location of your choosing and will work with you to develop programming tailored to your specific curriculum needs. Workshops are limited to 30 participants per session. For more information and scheduling, email or call 615862-5177 to register.

away with their own Makey Makey kit after a day of experimenting how to use the kit in the classroom.


PICTURE PERFECT SCIENCE $50/Length 6 hours The award-winning NSTA Press Picture-Perfect Science program features ready-to-teach elementary science lessons designed to help K-5 teachers integrate science and reading in an engaging, kid-friendly way! Receive background information on physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, and engineering practices.

TEACHERS’ NIGHT OUT! August 30, 5:30 PM – 8 PM / FREE Bring your adult friends and enjoy a night out at the Adventure Science Center. Enjoy refreshments, live science demonstrations, hands-on STEM labs, and our state-of-the-art planetarium! We will be giving away school supplies, special prizes, and creating a themed night out for teachers! We are ready to show you just how extraordinary Adventure Science Center can be for your students! Pre-registration is required. MAKEY MAKEY $50/Length 6 hours Makey Makey Adventure Science Center is proud to announce its partnership with Makey Makey to deliver this hands-on workshop on invention literacy, circuitry and programming.  Participants will walk

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STEM CHALLENGE (K-4 or 5-8) $25/Length 3 hours This workshop will help educators challenge their students to explore and understand STEM topics and the Engineering Design Process. Educators will leave with samples of activities to use immediately in the classroom.

Visit for program dates and offerings.

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Dear Friends of the Adventure Science Center;

salary distribution options + professional development loans + CFCU covers opening deposits ($50) = WE LOVE TEACHERS

Cornerstone Financial Credit Union is proud to support the Adventure Science Center and community efforts that directly support youth, parents and educators. Some of our initiatives include providing financial education resources and learning tools found on our website ( We also can provide personal seminars on a variety of financial topics and we participate in Tennessee Jump$tart which promotes personal financial literacy for youth. Each year we offer scholarship awards to area seniors totaling $25,000, including a top award of $5,000. Visit our website and search for scholarship to learn more about applying for one of these awards in the spring of 2019. The Adventure Science Center is an outstanding resource in our community and they continue to grow and expand. Be sure to visit and utilize the Cornerstone Financial Amphitheater located in the Galactic Gardens. We hope the upcoming school year will be your best yet. The financial tips provided throughout this guide can be helpful as you negotiate the challenges of daily money management. If you are not familiar with the structure of credit unions compared to commercial banks, we encourage you to talk with us and learn why credit unions are the better choice. Sincerely,

JOE SPIVEY President Cornerstone Financial Credit Union


Limited time offers; ask for details. Membership required for use of credit union services. Member NCUA. CENTER

2018 Learning Expedition Guide  

Adventure Science Center's 2018 LEG is your guide for the perfect field trip.

2018 Learning Expedition Guide  

Adventure Science Center's 2018 LEG is your guide for the perfect field trip.