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Tennessee State Advice and Guidelines
Tennessee State Advice and Guidelines
Tennessee State Advice and Guidelines

There are times when our focus cannot be on family fun. In the coming weeks, many events, activities and venues in Nashville & Middle Tennessee will be cancelled, postponed or temporarily closed. We will keep this list updated as we receive new information.

Events & Activities

Nashville Public Library – Events branches closed until April 6, 2020

Hendersonville Library -Closed to the public until March 31.

Gallatin Library – All programs cancelled. Pop in library and item pick up available.

Lebanon Library – Library closed until further notice.

Mt Juliet Library – Library closed until further notice.

Rutherford County Libraries – All Rutherford County library branches closed until April 4, 2020.

LaVergne Library – Library closed until further notice.

Williamson County Library System – All branches closed until further notice.

Brentwood Library – Closed until further notice.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation – All facilities closed until further notice.

Adventure Science Center – Nashville – Closed until further notice.

Nashville Zoo – Closed until April 1, 2020.

Frist Art Museum

In an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, we are suspending public programs and events and temporarily closing Martin ArtQuest effective Saturday, March 14, through Tuesday, March 31. Our exhibition galleries and gift shop will remain open. The Café will serve a limited menu of drinks and packaged food only.

https://fristartmuseum.org/visit/precautions-relating-to-covid-19

Discovery Center

The Discovery Center has made the decision to close temporarily beginning Monday, March 16. We anticipate remaining closed for two weeks, through Friday, March 27, but will continue to evaluate the situation and post updates as they’re available. During that time, all events and programs are effectively cancelled, which include but are not limited to: March 18 – Homeschool Lab March 20 – Parents’ Night Out. The outdoor areas adjacent to the Discovery Center, including the Murfree Spring wetlands which is managed by the City of Murfreesboro, will remain open.

https://explorethedc.org/discovery-centers-approach-to-coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness/

Cheekwood Estates and Gardens

In response to the government’s recent recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Cheekwood will close its entire campus at 3pm today, March 17, including the Gardens, Historic Mansion & Museum, and all estate buildings. All public programs are cancelled through April 19, including Spring Art Hop (April 10-11) and Dogs & Dogwoods (April 18-19).

https://www.facebook.com/CheekwoodNashville/

Lane Motor Museum – Closed until April 5, 2020.

Grand Ole Opry

In an effort to maintain health and safety amid current COVID-19 concerns, the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running radio show, will pause performances that include a live audience and tours through April 4. The Opry’s first priority has always been the safety of our employees, guests and artists who have been key in keeping the show that made country music famous on the air every week for over 94 years. During this time, the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show will return to its original format as a live radio broadcast without a live audience. Fans around the world can still tune in to the Saturday night broadcasts at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, and its flagship home, 650 AM WSM.

https://www.opry.com/covid19/

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – Closed until March 31.

Town of Smyrna – The Smyrna Parks, Event center, Golf Course and Outdoor Activity Center will be closed starting March 15, 2020. All community events including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Cedar Stone Park Ribbon Cutting & Easter Brunch have been suspended at this time.

City Of Murfreesboro – All facilities closed through April 3, 2020.

Tennessee State Museum – Closed through April 3, 2020.

Home Depot Kids Workshops – There is no official cancellation of these workshops due to fears of coronavirus but no monthly workshops are scheduled at this time.

Lowes DIY Kids’ Workshops

All workshops are canceled for the foreseeable future, including the Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshop (Tabletop Basketball) scheduled for March 14, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, if you would like to complete the Tabletop Basketball project at home, the workshop kits are available for pick up at your local store while supplies last.

https://diy.lowes.com/

Kidsville at The Parthenon

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy as COVID-19 cases spread in our area, Kidsville at the Parthenon is suspended until April 18. Please check back for “Kidsville at Home” activities coming soon.

https://kidsvilleonline.org/events

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum today announced that the museum, Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will close temporarily to the public starting at close of business today, Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/press-release/country-music-hall-of-fame-and-museum-to-close-temporarily/

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

In response to rising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and due to events beyond our control, including the declaration of a Tennessee and federal state of emergency, TPAC will close Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater, and the historic War Memorial Auditorium from March 14 through April 12.

https://www.tpac.org/events-tickets/ticketing-info/patron-health-safety/

Nashville Symphony – No performances through May 12, 2020

Hendersonville Parks – Mary’s Magical Place and Kids Kingdoms Playgrounds will be closed until March 22, 2020. All Civitan sports, TN United Soccer and Hendersonville Soccer Club suspended through March 22. In line Hockey suspended through April 3.

Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga)

The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater will close Saturday, March 14. The Aquarium and IMAX will remain closed through at least March 27. All programming and events will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our area.

https://www.tnaqua.org/coronavirus-update/

Summit Sports Center – Closed until further notice.

Urban Air Adventure Park – Closed until at least March 28, 2020.

Altitude Nashville – Closed until further notice.

Jumpstreet (Franklin, Rivergate & Murfreesboro) – Closed until further notice.

DEFY Nashville – Closed until further notice.

American Girl Doll Store Events – All events cancelled through March 29, 2020.

Laser Quest Nashville – Closed until at least April 3, 2020.

Regal Cinemas – All locations closed until further notice.

NCG Cinema – Gallatin – Closed until further notice.

Roxy Movie Theater – Closed until further notice.

Malco Theatres – Smyrna – Closed until further notice.

AMC Theatres – All locations are closed until further notice.

Nashville Children’s Theatre – All programs suspended through April 2, 2020.

Opry Mills Mall – Closed until March 29, 2020.

The Mall at Green Hills – Closed until March 29, 2020.

Brentwood Skate Center – Closed until further notice.

Rivergate Skate Center – Closed until March 29, 2020.

Skate Center Smyrna – Closed until further notice.

Imagine That Art Studio Lebanon – After school program and Kids Art Series suspended indefinitely. Parties, walk ins and other events at discretion of customer.

School & University Closures

Davidson County Schools – Schools closed through April 3, 2020.

Wilson County Schools – Schools closed through March 31, 2020.

Williamson County Schools – Schools closed until further notice.

Robertson County Schools – Schools closed through March 31, 2020.

Murfreesboro City Schools – Schools closed through April 3, 2020.

Rutherford County Schools – Schools closed through April 6, 2020.

Middle Tennessee State University – Spring Break extended through March 23, 2020. University will transition to online classes after break. No dorm or cafeteria closures at this time.

Vanderbilt University – Classes cancelled through March 15. Transition to online classes on March 16. All residential students must be moved out by March 15.

Cumberland University – Transitioning to online classes March 16, 2020.

Belmont University – Spring Break extended through March 22, 2020. University will transition to online classes for at least two weeks starting March 23.

Volunteer State Community College – Spring Break extended through March 21, 2020. More information about classes after Spring Break will be released later.

Austin Peay State University – Classes suspended until March 23. Transition to online classes after that.

Tennessee State University – University will transition to online classes beginning March 16.

Rachel Kline
About the Author: Rachel Kline

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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