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Harley-Davidson Exhibit Debuts at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

Rev up your engines at SOAC's latest exhibit, "Hands-On Harley-Davidson."

The Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (SOAC) will introduce a new educational exhibit for children and families when the facility reopens on February 2 — Hands-On Harley-Davidson.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson exhibit on display at Discovery Center
Kids go for a virtual test drive.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson invites children to explore a pretend motorcycle dealership while learning about the people, places and processes that make a community work. The exhibit’s pretend retail setting features two kid-sized motorcycles inspired by a Harley-Davidson Road King® and opportunities to “Dream It!,” Build It!” and “Ride It!” using activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

The exhibit’s educational content reflects developmental milestones set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and national academic standards for school-age children. Signage in English and Spanish helps caregivers understand how the exhibit experience supports STEM education, literacy, social development and a child’s awareness of related careers. This exhibit was made possible by a grant from The Harley-Davidson Foundation.

The exhibit and a 40 minute climb time are included with SOAC admission. 

For additional information, please visit the Town of Smyrna’s website, or call 615-459-9710.  All guests will be asked to adhere to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including social distancing, hand sanitizing, and face coverings for guests ages 2 and over.

Hours of operation and admission are as follows:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adults (ages 13 and older):  $7.00
Children (ages 3 – 12):  $5.00
Children under age 3 are admitted free of charge


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.