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Science on the Go

Let Adventure Science Center bring memorable science experiences directly to students. ASC reaches out to schools, libraries and other sites within 100 miles of Nashville. Choose one program per date from a variety of Science on the Go options. All activities support Tennessee Science Standards Core Curriculum.

To book a program, call (615) 401-5072 or email outreach@adventuresci.org. A mileage fee of $0.57/mile round trip and any applicable materials fees are added to the program fees. (Federal mileage reimbursement rate is adjusted each January and is subject to change.)

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, 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.

Discovery Labs

50 minutes, up to 30 students

Provide classroom space, tables and teams of curious students. ASC brings the materials needed for these hands-on/ minds-on inquiry and exploration experiences designed to strengthen students’ emerging interests and skills.

  • Bio Labs

    Dissect real specimens and learn how a plant or animal lives and adapts to its environment.
    • Flower Dissection

      Grades 1-6
      Learn about plant processes while making a 3-D model of a flower.
    • Squid Dissection

      Grades 2-4
      Explore adaptations, feeding habits, defense mechanisms and other features of squid.
  • Engineer-It! Labs

    Use the engineering design process to plan solutions for challenges, build and test models, analyze results, redesign, test improved solutions and plan for future revisions.
    • Engineering for Earthquake Safety

      Grades 4-9
      Explore earth structures, plate tectonics and earthquake prediction, safety and engineering.
    • Robot Challenge

      Grades 2-6
      Design, build and operate robots to solve team challenges.
    • Wind Turbine Design

      Grades 4-9
      Design, build, operate, test, evaluate and redesign to improve how much voltage is generated.
  • Digital Explorations Lab

    Grades 6-12. 50 minutes, up to 20 students
    Conduct experiments and analyze the results using laptops, science probes and webcams.

Interactive Demonstrations
and Science Assemblies

Interactive Demonstrations are for up to 30 participants. Science Assemblies are for up to 100 participants. 50 minutes

  • Living In Space

    Grades 1-3
    How do astronauts adapt to living, working and even using the bathroom in microgravity?
  • What's The Matter?

    Grades 3-8
    Use extreme temperatures to explore solids, liquids, gases and plasma in fun experiments. A materials fee of $40 per visit is added to this program.

Community Festivals
and Family Science Events

This option is perfect for larger school celebrations of science by students and families. Choose one theme and ASC will set up exciting hands-on/minds-on stations. Schools provide the activity space, tables and volunteer assistance, and ASC brings the materials.

  • Fuel-Up! Renewable Energy

    Explore wind, solar, biofuel and alternative fuels.
  • Engineer, Build and Test It!

    Design, build and test a structure to see how much stress it will support. Revise and test new designs to improve the results.
  • Weather Station

    Explore how heat, water and air produce weather; make your own weather instruments; and learn to make and record weather observations.

Little Labs

Hands-on science labs are sure to excite and engage the young scientists in preschool or kindergarten. ASC educators provide experiences for inquiry, exploration and observation – all designed to strengthen emerging skills and ignite curiosity in young minds. Little Labs are available for Early Childhood to Kindergarten small groups.

Little Labs programs may be reserved for 20 students maximum. Please note that schools must provide at least two additional adults per program to assist the ASC educator during the program. Call (615) 401-5107 for availability.

  • Little Engineers (NEW!)

    Design it, build it, and test it! Explore what it means to be an engineer. Make structures and learn about making them stronger.
  • The Butterfly Effect

    Experience the butterfly effect, the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly, and learn about other insects. (add a $5 materials fee)
  • Germ-Fighters

    Bacteria, viruses, germs, oh my! Learn what makes the human body sick, ways to prevent illness, and how to fight the spread of germs.
  • Diggin' Dinos

    Become a paleontologist and dig up fossils, compare dinosaur features, and discover why dinosaurs are so special.
  • Space Blast Off!

    Complete “space training” to see what it’s like to be an astronaut and how living in space is different from living on Earth.
  • Robot Explorers

    Power on! All systems go! What’s a robot, and what can robots do? Explore simple robots and how they are different.
  • Whoo Ate That?

    Get wise about owls and what it means to be raptor. Investigate what’s for dinner when you are an owl through dissecting an owl pellet.

Program Choices Maximum Capacity Length (min) Program Fee* Extra program, same day, same program Additional Fees and requirements
Biolabs & Engineer It Labs School day 30 50 $135 $120 each 1 adult volunteer per 5 students (grades K-3)
Evenings/weekends 30 50 $300 for 2 programs $135 each
Digital Exploration Lab School day 20 50 $175 $135 each  
Evenings/weekends 20 50 $200 $150 each
Interactive Demos School day 30 25 $125 $110 each $40 materials fee for "What's The Matter"
Evenings/weekends 30 25 $275 for 2 programs $125 each
Science Assemblies School day 100 50 $275 $200 each $40 materials fee for "What's The Matter"
Evenings/weekends 100 50 $300 $225 each
Community Festivals and Science Events School day 60 60 $300 for 5 stations $175 each $25 materials fee per session, 6-10 volunteer assistants
Evenings/weekends 150 90 $450 for 10 stations $300 each $50 materials fee per session, 12-20 volunteer assistants
Little Labs School day 20 45 $125 $85 each 2 adult volunteer assistants
* Mileage fee not included

All information and pricing subject to change without notice.

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