Your membership with Adventure Science Center (ASC) sustains operations for one of Nashville’s most cherished interactive, hands-on, scientific playgrounds. A membership community is vital to underwriting essential necessities that keep our light, sound, energy, and space thriving to further understanding of imagination, the earth, and the universe.
Membership policies, terms, and conditions ensure benefits for your family while preserving the integrity of ASC’s mission to ignite curiosity and inspire the lifelong discovery of Science. Membership benefits are reserved for individuals (named cardholders) who financially support ASC’s efforts to provide scientific educational opportunities for the community. Membership levels and benefits are structured to service diverse families with diverse budgets.
Chances are you will be visiting us often! Most of our members visit an average of 4 or more times a year. We invite you to enjoy membership at a level that reflects your family’s needs. You may choose basic benefits or upgrade for more opportunities. We would be honored to provide the special accommodations provided with Donor Circle level benefits, while your generosity supports the very exhibits your family loves.
We hope you agree that these terms for membership represent a great partnership between you and ASC as we work together to provide strong science education initiatives that serve Middle Tennessee and beyond.
Photo ID* is required for admission to the science center. Our front desk keeps an active record of membership. Simply present either your membership card, email confirmation, or front desk receipt along with your photo ID. If you recently joined or renewed online, you may present your smart phone email confirmation.
Basic guest admission benefits, including for children in the household, are available when the named cardholder(s) are present. Membership benefits, including child admission, are not extended to non-members, without a membership add-on option or donor circle level benefits. Cardholders must reside at the same address. Add-on rates apply to accommodate extenuating circumstances.
Add-on rates provide additional guest admission benefits and cover hassle-free Chaperone visits for $22.00 per person. This option provides additional guest and chaperone benefits during your membership period. Please note this benefit is required to accommodate chaperone visits and/or extenuating circumstances. These rates are not discounted or pro-rated. If you anticipate you will need this benefit during your membership year, we recommend that you choose this option at the time you join or renew.
Chaperones (16 years or older) are required to accompany children visiting ASC. As membership benefits are not extended to non-members, a member may choose to accommodate their chaperone(s) by electing for chaperone benefits that come with add-on rates.
The ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) Travel Passport Program honors visiting members from ASTC participating faclilities with free or reduced General Admission. This courtesy may or may not include guest or donor perks, and does not include admission tospecial exhibits, planetarium and larger-screen theater presentations, nor does it include museum store discounts and other benefits associated with museum membership, unless stated otherwise. Reciprocal benefits are subject to the discretion of each facility.
ASTC Reciprocal Program Restrictions may apply, based on your address of residence, if you are a member of your local science center and live within 90 miles from the center/museum you wish to visit. ASTC facilities reserve the right to exercise discretion regarding extenuating circumstances.
*ASC strives to provide an enjoyable atmosphere. We review all reasonable requests and will accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. We reserve the right to exercise best practices with photo ID, admission benefits, guest options, and ASTC travel passport privileges at any time.