We’re turning the volume up on our third annual MAD Bash fundraiser, presented by Lexus of Cool Springs and Lexus of Nashville, to take you on an incredible journey through sound! Come get to know the Science Center better while exploring the exhibits your family knows and loves at this upscale, adults-only event.
Attire: Snappy Casual
> $100 — Mechanical
> $175 – Chemical*
> $500 – Nuclear*
*Ticket level also includes access to day-of Patrons' Party
All ticket levels include access to all exhibits and experiences at MAD Bash 2018, incredible food and drinks, and an immersive planetarium show – or two! Visit our website for more details on the NEW Patrons’ Party, co-hosted by Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, to enjoy some family fun before the main event.
> RUBENS' TUBE | See sound waves in action with this FLAMING demonstration! Discover how when we use a specialized tool plugged into electronic instruments, like a theramin or a piano, we can actually see pitch and frequency changes with standing waves made of fire.
> VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATOR | Ever shuffle across carpet in socks and get shocked? Then you’ve experienced static electricity! In this exciting demonstration, we’ll explore electric currents – much like those found in electric guitars – to see incredible reactions using our Van de Graaff generator.
> MAKEY MAKEY | Step into our Innovation Incubator (I2) to experience the power of technology. With a Makey Makey kit, any material that conducts electricity can become an instrument when connected to a computer.
> NAME THAT SONG! | How does music enhance memory and reaction times? In this exciting memory game, guests will compete to see who can name a song fastest. From the hippocampus to the cerebellum, our whole brains are at work when we consume music.
MAD Bash is the major fundraising event of the Adventure Science Center. Ticket proceeds directly support the Science Center’s innovative educational programs. Must be 21 or older to attend.
2018 MAD Bash Committee
Co-Chairs: Rankin McGugin & Sara Perry
Louise Alexander, Constance Baker, Blythe Browne, Julie Burkhalter, Courtney Childress, Kate Chinn, Rose Cook, Amy Crosby, Brittany Davidson, Julie Dretler, Sharon Hale, Carlisle Hamling, Jen Lacey, Callen Martin, Karen Mathews, Kelly Mayes, Ashley McAdams, Vance McGuigan, Hannah Ozburn, Liz Palmer, Blaire Parkes, Amy Pass, Alice Rolli, Polly Ryerson, Michelle Scobey, Carden Simcox, Mackenzie Skeen, Julia Spickard, Whitney St. Pierre, Jenny Steele, Amanda Tolbert, Heather Traylor, Lauren Weaver, Meg White, Susan Neal Williams
Presenting Sponsors: Lexus of Cool Springs & Lexus of Nashville
Alfred Williams & Company, Bradley, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Curb Word Entertainment, FirstBank, HCA/TriStar, Premier Entertainment, Regent Development, LLC, Regions, StyleBlueprint
Barge Design Solutions, Chef's Market, Cherry Bekaert, EY, Haloroc Holdings, Hand Family Companies, Iroquois Capital Group, Lipman Brothers, The Parent Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Reliant Bank, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison, The Crichton Group
Tickets are non-refundable.