Regions Free Day opens doors to Adventure Science Center during Nashville Mini Maker Faire

Regions Bank invites 1,000 Middle Tennessee children to explore inside the Science Center for FREE, during the one-day creative activities exhibition on Sept. 13

Regions Bank is hosting its September Free Day at Nashville’s Adventure Science Center, inviting Middle Tennessee children to explore their creativity at the 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire. This one-day event, which is free and open to the public, features outdoor exhibitors and vendors “showing what they are making and sharing what they are learning.” In addition, workshops, panelists and performers from around the region will be featured.

In addition to the outdoor faire on Sept. 13, the first 1,000 children under 18 years old will be admitted inside the Science Center at no charge, courtesy of Regions Bank. Regions Free Days is an annual initiative offering complimentary access to one area blockbuster attraction or event each month. The Nashville Mini Maker Faire (NMMF) is a local version of the World Maker Faire, established by MAKE magazine.

Free parking will be available. Adult general admission tickets may be purchased at the Science Center the day of the faire, beginning at 10 a.m. Sudekum Planetarium and BlueMax Flight Simulator tickets are available for an additional fee. For more information about NMMF, visit http://www.makerfairenashville.com/.

This event is part of the Free Day initiative at Regions Bank. The initiative started in 2010.

The nation was experiencing economic issues and banks were hit the hard, but that didn’t stop Keith Herron, Senior Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution at Regions Bank and former regional president for the company’s Midsouth Region, which includes Tennessee, from wanting to give back to the community.

Every month Regions Bank provides Middle Tennesseans free access to myriad landmark attractions and supporting area nonprofits that are the fabric of Nashville’s vibrant community.

Some places and events made free by the initiative in the past include: the Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony, the Tennessee Renaissance Fair, the Nashville Zoo, the Nashville Sounds and the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, among others.

The initiative is really making an impact in the Middle Tennessee community, and it is open to the public – not just Regions Bank customers. It is important that people, especially kids, get exposed to arts and culture at an early age.

Visual arts educate children about the art and history of their own culture and others. According to the Dryden Art Department, this promotes tolerance of multicultural concepts and historical perspectives. Without exposure to art of other times and areas of the world, young children wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn about and understand other cultures and viewpoints.

Upcoming Regions Bank Free Days
October 25 – Hauntings at The Hermitage (limited tickets)
November 9 – Nashville Zoo at Grassmere (free admission for active military service members, retired veterans and their families – ID required)
December 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Holiday at Cheekwood (limited tickets each day)