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Catch a breath of fresh air in Adventure Science Center’s new Galactic Gardens

NASHVILLE — On Saturday, March 18, Adventure Science Center will celebrate the opening of a new outdoor learning space for students and visitors alike — the Galactic Gardens. Featuring the Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Amphitheater and a rain garden planted with species native to Tennessee, the space provides visitors an opportunity to step into the great outdoors to learn more about environmental and conservation science.

In the near future, Adventure Science Center plans to build a 400 square-foot glass greenhouse that will allow visitors to step into a mock simulation of an extraterrestrial garden to learn about how plants may one day survive on other planets.

Alongside the Galactic Gardens opening, scientists from the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research at Middle Tennessee State University will be on-site giving presentations on how plants can be used as a medicinal tool and visitors can explore some exciting, hands-on activities that relate to the latest traveling exhibition Wicked Plants: The Exhibit.

Local folk band Isabella Bird will also join in on the Galactic Gardens celebration with performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Amphitheater.

Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.

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Published March 17, 2017

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