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Creative Discovery Museum

321 Chestnut St at 4th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 756 2738
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Ranked #8 of 77 attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Four areas of exhibits including art, music, invention and science.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

All though this is a local activity for my family, we still enjoy going every year. The location is great because its in downtown Chattanooga where there are a lot of thing to do. There are different sections in the museum that are fun for the kids to do. All of the activities are fun options that teach the kids... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our kids are under 10 and they love this place. There is so much for them to do and experience. I highly recommend the annual membership, because your kids will want to go back again and again.

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Canton, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was by far the best children's museum anyone in our group had ever been to! All the kids (8, 7, 6, 5, and 2) had a great time, and so did the grownups. There was a good variety of things to do for everyone, and we were there till closing. (Bonus, the bathrooms were actually clean!) We loved it!... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What an awesome place for young to middle school kids. My older teens wouldn't enjoy it as much now but the little ones loved it! Playing in water and climbing, crawling, digging, etc...for hours will wear them out! Snack bar is expensive but its expected in these type of places.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been to several different children's museums, and I think my boys liked this one the best. The exhibits were more thorough and with more variety than some others we've visited. There's a fun water station, an art room and music room with lots of hands-on activities, plus cool engineering activities that involve building ramps and forts. Upstairs, there was... More

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avera, ga
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was raining so we looked for indoor things that our 10-year-old would enjoy. Someone local recommended this museum, but too much of it was below his interest level. If you have younger children, this is probably a great way to spend an afternoon, but think twice about older kids.

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Rockville, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hotel we stated in was next door to this place so we decided to give it a try and the kids had lots of fun. The first room is all about water flow and you use hand cranks and levers and water sprayers to move the water around to propel boats from one end to the other and through... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our second time to vacation in Chattanooga, TN and our children specifically requested a return visit to the museum. We loved that there is always a rotating exhibit so there was something new for us to see - though children never seem to mind doing the same thing over and over again (like watching Frozen 10 times in... More

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Marietta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had done a good bit of research on this museum and was still not prepared for what magic was contained within. Both of my kids loved the museum. LOVED. My son spent well over an hour in the playscape and learned plenty of new climbing skills I'm hoping he doesn't attempt in his room. We probably spent about 3-4... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Our main reason for visiting Chattanooga was to take our 5 year old grandson to the Tennessee Aquarium. We went to the Creative Discovery Museum on the morning of our departure. It was a good way to use up energy before the trip home. Overall, we thought it was best suited for three or four year olds. However, our grandson... More

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