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The thrill of scientific discovery awaits you! Come explore over 150 interactive exhibits and programs for children and adults. View the heavens from the 40-foot Sudekum Planetarium. Climb seven interactive levels to the top of the Adventure Tower, and experience BodyQuest, an exciting tour through the human body. Special programs are offered for high school students on weekend nights.
Tennessee State Museum situated in the Rosa L. Parks Boulevard opened its doors to the public in October 2018. Before moving to the new building, this museum was housed in James K. Polk Center situated on the busy Deaderick Street since 1981. The various permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Tennessee State Museum is aimed at preserving and exhibiting objects relating to the political, cultural, social and economical history of the state. Natural History, Tennessee Time Tunnel, First Peoples, Change and Challenge, Tennessee Transforms and The Civil War and Reconstruction are some of the popular permanent exhibitions at the Tennessee State Museum.
Built in 1862, Fort Negley is an inland fort believed to be one of the largest in the country. Covering over 180,000 square feet (16723 square meter), this all-stone structure did not serve a military purpose post the Battle of Nashville. For the longest time post World War II, entry to the fort was restricted. Later, a restoration project to conserve the adjoining wooded area of the fort was undertaken by local authorities in 2000. And, a visitors center was incorporated into the structure in 2007. Interactive exhibits, a video montage, and tour guides entertain visitors at the Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center which is open for visits at no admission fee.
Masjid Al-Farooq is an Islamic Mosque in Nashville. Prayers are held five times a day here in English, Arabic as well as Somali. Here, they also have a weekend school to teach the children and youth about the religion like a faith formation weekend. All other religious activities such as birth, weddings, funeral rites take place here. Festivals like Ramadan are held with great fervor. From the daily iftar which is the evening breaking of the fast during the Ramadan month to the final day Eid celebration are all held.
This landmark was once home to Adelicia Acklen, one of the wealthiest women in 19th century America. Built in 1850 in the style of an Italian villa, it was originally intended to be the summer home of the Acklens. The personally guided tour, showcases a variety of original furnishings of the period as well as Mrs. Acklen's valuable, one-of-a-kind collection of artwork and statues.