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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 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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If you have small kids, don't miss this!

We took our girls 6 & 4 here after spending the morning at the aquarium. They agreed that they enjoyed this more than the aquarium! Lots of hands on experiences and they loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Grayson, Georgia
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harriman
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I love museums and wanted to check this out. It's most dediantely a kid only environment and has a lot of hands on activities for them. If you have children, check it out!

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Grayson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took our girls 6 & 4 here after spending the morning at the aquarium. They agreed that they enjoyed this more than the aquarium! Lots of hands on experiences and they loved every minute of it; had to pull them out!

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Jackson, GA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I think my wife and I had as much fun as our kids (3 and 5)! We had a great visit and enjoyed the first part with the water the best.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is no better attraction to take children, Aquarium included, in Chattanooga. It is educational and fun for literally all ages and personalities.

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Morehead, Kentucky
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The 2 year old LOVED this place. It had so much to do for him. Plan on making this about a 4-5 hour trip.

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Grayson, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had been here a few years ago and my then 8 loved it and requested a repeat visit. This time he is 11 1/2 and was bored within 5 minutes and left. It is cool for little kids with all the hands on things to do. Parent and older kids are usually bored and ?? why the amount of $$... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our kids could have spent all day here. A ton of hands on things for them to play with, build, create and explore. Majority of the parents seemed pretty bored to be there though. Only a few of the sections were set up with enough room for the parents to interact with their kids while learning. I wish there would... More 

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

We are so glad your children enjoyed visiting the Creative Discovery Museum! Thank you for allowing your children to take the lead and explore the exhibits at their own pace and in their own way. While we are a children’s museum with exhibits designed for child-sized access, we do have movable stools and chairs throughout the museum to make it... More 

atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My sons and i, ages 5 and 11, came to visit from Atlanta and this is one of the best kids museums ever, better than the one in ATL. The biggest thrill is the indoor playground and my boys loved the water play. Price was 12.95 for each of us and although it could be lower for whats offered, still... More 

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My kids had been itching to get to the museum the second that they saw that our hotel was right across the street so I decided to take them despite the fact that we only had 2 hours before they closed. We were sorely disappointed. I have an 11 year old son and a 9 year old daughter who generally... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you and your family did not have a satisfactory experience while visiting the Museum and value your feedback. Our goal is to provide an engaging, hands-on experience for children ages 2 through 12 as well as their parents. We apologize for any exhibits that were not functioning properly during your visit. Due to the nature... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have been to hands on kids museums before but this one really seems to really get involved with the kids. There were a lot of staff on hand doing activities! My 2 and 5 year old were entertained. Must do with kids!

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