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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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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. Rated the #7 children's museum in the U.S. by Trekaroo in 2015.

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Great museum with a lot to do!

My son called this museum "paradise!" He dug for dinosaur bones. Great interactive art exhibit. Great interactive music exhibit. My son could have stayed here all day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rsavell
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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193 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son called this museum "paradise!" He dug for dinosaur bones. Great interactive art exhibit. Great interactive music exhibit. My son could have stayed here all day!

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Thank Rsavell
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my two sons, 5yrs and 22months. They loved it! We've been to several children's museums and this is one of our favorites. The other two being in Boston and Naples, FL.

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Alabama
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family spent about 2 1/2 hours here today and it was great! My little one loved playing in the water tables and playing in the climb/slide area. Lots to learn and explore. This is ideal for families with little kids.

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Columbiana, Alabama
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family with young boys, (3 and 6) we are always looking for engaging hands on activities for them. The Creative Discovery Museum was a lot of fun. There were so many areas to choose from, and we spent time exploring at their pace. They loved the music area as well as the dinosaur exhibit. It took us a... More 

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Toney
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103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great and interactive place to carry the kids. Many things for them to see and interact with. A must for kids of all ages (even adults).

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Aeowyn98
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids here to have something to do while stuck in town due to a snow storm further north. This place is fantastic. Fairly priced, not overwhelmingly large or too crowded. Plenty of different stations for kids to explore, play and use their imagination. Our kids loved it and were plenty wore out by the end of the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the places in Chattanooga that my kids always ask if we can go! They always have so much fun! They always learn something new every time we go!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved visiting the Creative Discovery Museum. Our entire family had lots of fun. Plenty of exhibits that engaged our children. Prices was reasonable and in line with other tourist attractions in town. Highly recommend.

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Thank TrippScout
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newest exhibit takes children on an interactive journey to discover all about the country, culture, food, etc. of Korea. It is a fun museum for the whole family with a lot of activities to entertain and teach children from toddlers to per teens. I highly Recommend it.

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Thank Karen G
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very, very fun. There is a lot to do for all ages. I probably would have given it 5 stars if we had gone upstairs but I can understand why it was closed. They were putting in a new exhibit. Staff was very helpful and I will return.

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