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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/23/2018
08/30/2018

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Time: 
5 - 10 pm

Thursday Night Out Featuring Dog Nights of Summer at Cheekwood!

We’re going to the dogs! During our Thursday Night Out in August, dogs are welcome to join for a night out in the gardens. All pups must be on a leash. Soak up the summer with our annual Thursday Night Out featuring Cracking Art. Pack up the family and join us for an evening under the stars featuring live music, food trucks, bars, and our featured outdoor art exhibition Cracking Art. Thursday Night Out is free for Cheekwood members, and half-price for all not-yet members.
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Dates: 
09/01/2018
09/02/2018
09/08/2018

Location:

220 Willow St
Nashville, TN, 37210
United States

Phone:

615-241-0436
Time: 
Hourly from 9 am - 4 pm

Day Out With Thomas at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride* with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. It's a ton of fun for the whole family!
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Dates: 
08/17/2018

Organization:

Bowie Nature Park

Location:

7211 Bowie Lake Road
Fairview, TN, 37062
United States

Phone:

615) 799-5544
Time: 
8:30 - 10:30 pm

Star Party at Bowie Nature Center

Join Bowie Park and Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society at our Star Party. Feel free to bring a blanket so you can lie down and look up. BSAS will have telescopes to look at objects such as Saturn, Mars, and double stars! No registration required but may be canceled due to weather. Call 615-799-5544 for information. Check our Facebook page for last minute cancellation notices.
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Dates: 
08/15/2018

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Time: 
9 am - 2:30 pm

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Home School Day at Cheekwood

Join Cheekwood for Home School Day on August 15 from 9:00-2:30 pm. In the spirit of Cheekwood’s current exhibit Cracking Art, this year’s program carries the theme “Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine!” The day’s sustainability-focused activities include learning recycling basics and creating an upcycled craft with Metro Public Works; making your own animal art from recycled objects with Turnip Green Creative Reuse; participating in a collaborative art collage using recycled materials; and more.
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/23/2018
08/30/2018

Organization:

Bowie Nature Park

Location:

7211 Bowie Lake Road
Fairview, TN, 37062
United States

Phone:

615) 799-5544
Time: 
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Yoga at Bowie Nature Center

Strengthen your body and calm your mind surrounded by the peaceful beauty of Bowie Park. Join us in Joann’s Outdoor Classroom to begin your yoga practice or deepen an existing practice; all skill levels welcome. Please bring a mat and water.
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Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/27/2018
09/03/2018

Location:

800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN, 37203-4899
United States

Phone:

615-862-5177
Time: 
9 am

Early Explorers at Adventure Science Center

Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of science before the Science Center opens to the general public! On select Mondays*, Early Explorers can enjoy all the exhibits, see a special preschool planetarium show, and attend story time with our staff. Meet other parents. Arrange a play date. Or just enjoy having a special time for your curious little one!
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Dates: 
08/17/2018
08/31/2018

Organization:

Nashville Sounds

Location:

First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way
Nashville, TN, 37219
United States

Phone:

615-690-HITS (4487)
Time: 
varies

Friday Fireworks at the Nashville Sounds

Every Friday home game in 2018 features two kinds of fireworks. First is the action on the field from the Nashville Sounds, and second is the postgame FOX17 Friday Fireworks show presented by Koorsen Fire & Security. Be there when the Sounds light up the field and the sky!
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Dates: 
08/25/2018
08/26/2018

Location:

1020 Jackson Hill Road
Burns, TN, 37029
United States

Phone:

6154286769
Time: 
2 pm - 12 pm

Introduction to Camping at Montgomery Bell State Park

Never been camping before? Been camping, but would like some extra practice? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this trip is for you! This summer you can join Tennessee State Parks, Mountain High Outfitters and The North Face for an introductory camping course designed to increase your confidence in overnight front country camping. With the expertise of State Park Rangers and others, you will be guided in the proper way to choose a campsite, pitch your tent, build your campfire, and relax on an adventure.
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Dates: 
08/16/2018
08/17/2018
08/18/2018

Location:

222 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

6154162001
Time: 
Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm

CREATIVE ZONE: COOL CARS AND DRIVABLE DESIGNS

Among the vehicles on view in the museum galleries are Webb Pierce’s 1962 Pontiac Bonneville designed by Nudie “The Rodeo Tailor” Cohn, Elvis Presley’s “Solid Gold” Cadillac, and Keith Whitley’s 1988 Harley Davidson Softail custom motorcycle. Learn about and examine the drivable designs on view before creating a customized motorcycle or car design that represents your personality. Ages 5 and up. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.​
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Dates: 
08/19/2018
08/26/2018
09/02/2018

Organization:

The Ascent

Location:

831 Park Ave
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
United States

Phone:

615-796-6545
Time: 
noon-6 pm

Family Climb at The Ascent

Start your family’s week off right with an afternoon at The Ascent as we host Family Climbs on Sundays from Noon to 6pm! $39 covers day passes, gear and safety training for everyone in your immediate household. That’s half price for a family of four! Family Climbs start at Noon on Sunday and last until we close at 6 pm. At least one parent must be present to qualify for the family rate.
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Dates: 
08/16/2018

Location:

516 Opry Mills Dr
Nashville, TN, 37214
United States

Phone:

(615) 514-3474
Time: 
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Sharkey’s Back To School Bash at the Aquarium Restaurant!

Sharkey is ready to celebrate the start of a new school year with an adventure! Activities and discounts include: $3.99 Kid’s meal (with adult entrée purchase), Arts & crafts, Fun games & activities, Raffle & prizes, Sharkey mascot, Touch tank and MORE! Reserve Now! 615-514-3474
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Dates: 
08/18/2018

Organization:

Lucky Ladd Farms

Location:

4374 Rocky Glade Rd
Eagleville, TN, 37060
United States

Phone:

(615) 274-3786
Time: 
10am-6pm

Sweet Corn Spectacular Celebration

Late summer brings super sweet fun for all!
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Dates: 
08/19/2018

Location:

328 Cedar Forest Rd.
Lebanon, TN, 37090
United States

Phone:

615-443-2769
Time: 
late afternoon, call or email for exact time

Guided Caves Tour at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Join Ranger Zach Tinkle for an underground exploration of Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We will be going on a tour of three of the most prominent caves inside Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Forest. We will learn about the geology, hydrology, and biology of the cave formations in this area. Participants should bring two flashlights, clothes they don’t mind getting muddy, and sturdy footwear. They should be at least 5 years old (with a guardian) and physically able to hike for two hours, bend, and crawl. This program will last 2-3 hours. Space is limited to 20 people.There is a $15 per person fee for this program. **Please be aware one of the caves will require a short 4 mile drive to get there.**
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Dates: 
08/17/2018

Location:

222 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

6154162001
Time: 
1 pm

FAMILY PROGRAM: COUNTRY COSTUMES: ELVIS PRESLEY

From his cars to his costumes, Elvis Presley loved to express his personality and unique, and often flashy, style. After exploring the Presley artifacts on view in the galleries, young guests will be invited to make their Presley-inspired paper cape embellished with designs all their own. Taylor Swift Education Center Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.
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