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Nashville’s FREE & Inexpensive Indoor Fun for Kids!

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The FREE Stuff:

Play Places

Chick-fil-A
Free (but you may want to buy food) Check the link for locations and for hours of operation.

McDonald’s
Free (but you may want to buy food.) Check the link for locations that have play places and for hours of operation.

Christ Church Nashville Indoor Playground
15354 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211
Free. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. (Starting January 1, 2015)

Cornerstone Nashville Indoor Playground
726 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115
Free. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Feel free to call (615-865-6655) to confirm the playground is open before you go.

Opry Mills Mall Children’s Play Area
433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-2440
Free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.
Includes cell phone charging area in play area and nursing lounge, changing areas, & family restrooms throughout the mall.

Story Times

Nashville Public Library Main Branch
615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
-Puppet Shows
Free. 9:30, 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Most Fridays & Saturdays.
-Story Time
Free. 9:30, 10:30, & 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
-Kid Craft
Free. 10 a.m. First Tuesdays & Wednesdays each month.
-Babies and Books.
Free. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

**The library’s event page can help you find the story times and activities at your local branch library!

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
2002 Richard Jones Road Suite B-100 Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Barnes & Noble (Hendersonville)
300 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite 340 Hendersonville, TN 37075
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Barnes & Noble (Brentwood)
1701 Mallory Lane Brentwood, TN 37027
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays & Mondays.

Pottery Barn Kids
2126 Abbott Martin Rd. Nashville, TN 37215
Free. 11:00-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Get a book club passport and receive a special gift after attending five story times.

Fairytales Children’s Bookstore
114B South 11th St. Nashville, TN 37206
Free. 11 a.m. Saturdays

The Inexpensive Stuff:

Family Fun Centers:

Strike and Spare Family Fun Center
90 Volunteer Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075
3436 Lebanon Road Hermitage, TN 37076
2710 Old Lebanon Road Suite 17 Nashville, 37214
941 NW Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129
5315 Nolensville Road Nashville, TN 37211
$3.50-$4.25 per game. $15.25-$22.00 per hour. Bowling. (Arcade, laser tag, roller skating, bumper cars, and so much more at Hendersonville location.)

Goofballs Family Fun Center
1113 Murfreesboro Rd. Suite 360 Franklin, TN 37064
Free for under three years of age. Free for all on Fridays before 4 p.m.
$5 or free entry with $10 purchase on most other days (see link for hours). Many other specials available. Arcade, bumper cars, laser frenzy room, jungle blaster, obstacle course, bowling, Wii room, and toddler area. 

Museums:

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203
Free for 18 years of age and younger. $10 for adults. (Memberships available.( In addition to the museum’s exhibits, children and adults can explore 30 hands-on stations in the Martin ArtQuest.

Cheekwood Art Museum and Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205
Free for ages 2 and under. $7 for ages 3 -17. $14 for adults. $3 for parking. (Memberships available.)
Tuesdays for Tots. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays during January-May and September-December. Stop by the studio for a variety of drop-in activities.

Discovery Center
502 SE Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free for under 2 years of age. $6 for children and adults. (Memberships available.) Hands-on museum and nature center.

Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Free for under 2 years of age. $11 for ages 2-12. $13 for 13 years of age and older. (Memberships available.) Science museum with hands-on exhibits and planetarium.

Play Centers

The Monkey’s Treehouse
91 Seaboard Lane Brentwood, TN 37027
$8.50 (plus tax) per child up to 8 years of age. Discounts for babies, siblings, etc. Adults and children 9 and over are free. (Memberships available.) Indoor playground/tree house.

Bounce U
2990 Sidco Drive Nashville, TN 37204
$7.95 for first child, $6.95 for each additional child. 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mondays-Fridays for All Age Open Bounce. Inflatables.

Pump It Up
7104 Crossroads Blvd. Suite 128 Brentwood, TN 37027
$8 per child; $4 for walkers under 2 yrs old. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mondays-Fridays for Preschool Open Jump. Other Open Jumps available. Inflatables.

Chuck E. Cheese’s
Four locations. Free admission. Tokens and food are available for purchase. Arcade.

Dave and Buster’s
540 Opry Mills Dr. Nashville, TN
Free admission. Game play cards and food are available for purchse. Arcade.

YMCA
Several locations. Range of membership fees. Swimming, running around the gym, etc. Green Hills (and possibly other locations) have times set for large inflatables and bounce houses.

Climb Nashville
3600 Charlotte Ave. and 1900 Eastland Ave. Nashville, TN
$10 ($13.75 includes gear) for Youth Day Pass. (Classes & memberships available.) Indoor rock climbing.

Sky Zone (Trampoline Park coming to Franklin in late Feb.)

Jumpstreet
1000 Rivergate Parkway Suite 2030 Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Coming soon to Franklin and Murfreesboro!
$4-$12 (depending on age and day/time). Indoor trampoline park, trampoline activities, and Earthquake Kids’ Zone.

Family Ministry Center at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
Annual fee of $110 for individuals 12 years of age and older. Indoor play ground and other fitness activities.

My Gym
206 N. Anderson Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075
330 Franklin Rd. Brentwood, TN 37027
$8 for first child. Siblings over 1 year of age are $2 each. (Memberships available.) Times vary. Check schedule on website. 45 minutes of Open Play.

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center
143 New Shackle Island Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37075
$6 for 1-3 years of age. $8 for 4 years of age and older. Free for adults. Frequent Hoppin’ Card available. Call ahead to confirm open play times. Inflatables.

Sky High Sports
5270 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37217
$14/hour. Second hour $6 (Mon, Tue & Thursday. Second hour $3 on Wednesday. (Prices differ on Holiday Breaks.)

Monkey Joe’s
1580 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, TN 37115
1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
$9 Monday-Thursday. $10 Friday-Sunday. $6 for ages 2 & under (if playing). Free for adults.

Bounce Palace
5116 Old Hickory Boulevard, Hermitage, TN 37076
$8 for ages 3-12. $4 for ages 2 & under. Times vary. Closed Mondays.

What did we forget? If you have a great idea to add to the list, let us know in the comments!

Share this list with your friends, and we’ll see YOU at the museum!

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15 Responses to Nashville’s FREE & Inexpensive Indoor Fun for Kids!

  1. Heather Kelly January 5, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    You spelled Chick-fil-A wrong!

  2. Jennifer Derryberry Mann at Blooma Nashville January 5, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Blooma Nashville offers KIDS YOGA CLASSES
    $12 each or $40/month unlimited!
    45 minute classes
    4107 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville TN 37209
    http://www.BloomaNashville.com

    * Tots Yoga (age 2-4, with their grown up)
    Fridays, 10am

    * Preschool Yoga (age 3-5)
    Monday, 10am
    Saturday, 10am

    * Kids Yoga (age 5-8)
    Monday, 4pm (5pm beginning 1/12)
    Thursday, 4:30pm
    Saturday, 11am

    * Tween Yoga (age 9-14)
    Mondays, 5pm (4pm beginning 1/12)

    Plus we offer BYOBaby mama-baby yoga every weekday at 11:15am and Saturdays at 10:45am … $16 with your 10-class pass or less with your monthly unlimited $79 membership.

    We’d love to welcome you!

    • Meg Wicks
      Meg Wicks January 5, 2015 at 8:25 am #

      Thanks, Jenni! We’ll be sure to add these!

  3. Alex January 5, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    Monkey’s treehouse in Cool Springs! http://www.themonkeystreehouse.com/

    • Meg Wicks
      Meg Wicks January 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks, Alex! How did we miss that one? 🙂

  4. Helena March 27, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    Cornerstone Church is now Cornerstone Nashville. Their playground is open again with extend hours!!!

    • Helena March 27, 2015 at 9:40 am #

      The hours are 8-7 weekdays
      9-3 Saturday and 8-2 Sunday

      • Meg Wicks
        Meg Wicks March 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

        Thanks for the info, Helena! We’ll get it updated on the post!

  5. Julie July 18, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    So sad because it was our favorite but bounce palace in hermitage has closed!

    • Meg Wicks
      Meg Wicks July 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

      Shoot! Thanks for letting us know, Julie!

  6. Nasrin January 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    There is also a play area at cool springs mall, like the one that’s at opry mills, but is a bit smaller. Also goofballs family fun center, in Franklin, is awesome!

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