The summer heat is cranking up, but your family doesn’t have to sweat to have fun this month. Check out these fun happenings that are inside in the great A/C!
ACTIVITY CENTER & ART HAPPENINGS
Discovery Center Summer Fun
Programs free with the $8 gate admission take place every day this month: Mon – Fri includes Animal Antics, Storytime, Nature Nuts and Science a la Cart. Mondays also feature Snack Attack. Enjoy Crafternoon activities Sat – Sun.
Get Creative at Little Art House
Drop-in art classes ($15) for ages 5 – 10 every Saturday, plus family art classes (registration required) for ages 3 & older Saturday afternoons ($15 per project).
Martin ArtQuest at the Frist
Free for kids ages 18 & younger, keep cool while gettin’ creative with dozens of hands-on art-making stations.
SHOWS & MOVIES
David Blaine at the Ryman
The master of illusion dazzles all ages on Friday, July 14.
The Drowsy Chaperone at NCT
NCT Emerging Artists ages 14 – 18 present this musical July 28 – 30.
String City at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
July 5 – 8, slip into the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Ford Theater for this all-ages puppet show detailing the history of country music. It’s free at 10 & 11:30 a.m. each day.
Sudekum Planetarium Summer Laser Shows
Every Saturday in July from 8 – 11 p.m., experience laser lights dancing to pop music across the dome.
Summer Movie Madness
amctheatres.com, malco.com & regmovies.com
Family-friendly flicks for cheap! Regal: Mon/Tue at 10 a.m. for $1; Malco: Tue/Wed at 10 a.m. for $2; AMC: Mon/Wed at 10 a.m. for $4 (includes Kids Pack).
The Theater Bug’s If I Were You
The Bug’s new original musical stars a cast of kids. The show runs July 13 – Aug. 5.
Fireplace Character Dinners
On select Wednesdays, your family can enjoy a free meal and meet special characters like SpongeBob & Patrick (July 5), Frozen friends (July 12), and Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog (July 19).
Kids at the Capitol
Special kids’ programs at The Capitol Theatre for $5. The lineup features Safari Greg (July 11), Homeward Bound movie screening (July 18) & Super Science (July 25).
See & Sing The Little Mermaid
On Sunday, July 16, members of Nashville Opera lead this sing-along experience while you watch Disney’s animated movie.
Summer Reading Programs
Area libraries continue their activities this month, and there are a lot of special programs happening at your local branch.
Featured photo: The SpongeBob Movie plays July 18 – 19 during Regal’s Summer Movie Express.