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Creative Discovery Museum

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Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: +1 423-756-2738
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Four areas of exhibits including art, music, invention and science.

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2 Yr Old Grandson Loved it

Went on a Friday, around noon. Avoided the crowds. Grandson touched everything in the building. Saw the special Thomas Train exhibit, which was his favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Huntsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a Friday, around noon. Avoided the crowds. Grandson touched everything in the building. Saw the special Thomas Train exhibit, which was his favorite.

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Tallahassee, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We love the Creative Discovery Museum. The exhibits are fun (even after multiple visits) and the rotating exhibit upstairs is always intriguing and well done. We used to have a membership when my husband worked in the area but let it expire. Haven't been in a while but when we visited today I found that it was more cost effective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is ALOT of fun!! The kids can play with water, learn about energy. The top floor is always changing. Outside is always fun. I especially like the fresh herbs they grow. They have a working Bee hive. They also have a rooftop view you can walk up to & see a gorgeous view of Chattanooga. The CDM is... More 

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Arlington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My three year old LOVED the dinosaur area and the honeybees. Was excited and engaged by the large Thomas the train exhibit (which is a rotating exhibit) and enjoyed the water play area as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our 2 boys aged 5 and 7 really enjoyed our trip to the discovery museum. But we thought the price for adults was ridiculous!! It's not like we are getting anything out of the experience other than seeing our children have a good time which we could do for free at a park! I also feel the museum should only... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to a lot of children's museums and this is the stand out among them all. There is something for every age, literally every age from baby to tween, and even interesting facts for the adults to read about too! They change the exhibits regularly. We live over 100 miles away and we buy an annual membership for... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 4 yr old loved it. Wanted to stay all day. Plenty of benches for tired parents to watch play. Great setup with different rooms

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The museum is perfect for kids of all ages. Our two are 3 and 5 and loved it. hey loved the water area where we played and learned how dams and locks work. Also, my grand-daughter loved climbing aboard the river boat and playing with all the wheels and levers. We dug in the sand for fossil remains and pushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The most fun we had inside! There is so much to do for young and older kids. My sons favorite parts were the water area/ jungle gym. My favorite parts were the music and arts areas. There was so much to do and see a little overwhelming for a 2 year old but he still discovered so many fun activities.... More 

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Chattanooga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has things for all ages to do. We visit this place quite often. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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