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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Creative Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum in the heart of...
Creative Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum in the heart of downtown Chattanooga that inspires all children to explore, innovate, create, and play. Our exhibits are designed to both entertain and educate as children discover the world around them and all it has to offer including art, music, dinosaur digging, water exploration, and science.
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Incredible venue for kids of all ages!

I have always heard wonderful things about this place, but we recently took our neice and nephews here and were blown away! What an amazing venue to be located in Chattanooga! My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have always heard wonderful things about this place, but we recently took our neice and nephews here and were blown away! What an amazing venue to be located in Chattanooga! My sister has 6 year old twins and a 2 year old and is from Philadelphia and my brother in law has a 2 year old from Atlanta and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love the Creative Discovery Museum. Kids can touch things and explore. The water feature is fantastic. The dinosaur/excavation exhibit keeps kids busy for a long time. There's always a little craft and a traveling exhibit. There's even a couple of places to get a little exercise. This place is a must visit!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my family were visiting Chattanooga from Austin with my in-laws and they suggested we go to the creative discovery museum. When we arrived we were so thrilled with the games by the two bit circus and all the fun things to do! Especially the dinosaur dig! We loved the surprise art lesson and playing kings with Macy! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We always have a great experience with the attraction for the month. The water play area is a must stop and get wet every time. Try the art project with help for every age. Take home a hand made art item. Other projects announced to head for. Or fun time in auditorium with different science lessons in fun atmosphere. Treck... More 

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Calhoun, Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a child centered museum that is so much fun, the kids don't know they're learning. It has something for all ages and interests, from a delightful play area for toddlers to an art making studio, music making, science and technology and invention, and an archeological dig site, where children can dig for dinosaur bones and even dress like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not just for the kids! I had a flipping ball in there!!! Gotta love it when you can learn and have fun!

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Cartersville, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is dirty. It is absolutely filthy. The attractions are worn and old. It is not worth the money.

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Curtis J, Public Relations Manager at Creative Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and we are sorry that you were not satisfied with your visit to the Museum. We are committed to creating a clean and safe environment for all our visitors. The Museum is cleaned every day either in the evening after hours or in the morning before we open. Most museum props and toys are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

all 5 of our children (age 5-12) loved this museum. Spent a whole day here and they said they would like to come back on a future visit. Great hands on for kids. Love a place where it's ok for them to really get in there and explore and touch stuff and figure out how things work.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My son and I visited late in the day after having been at the aquarium the better part of the day. We were able to walk from the aquarium. Took about 10 min. We ate ice cream a long the way. I took my son because of the Thomas STEM exhibit. He really enjoyed the almost life size trains and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great for kids and adults alike. Interactive. One of Chattanooga's great features for fun and education.

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