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Creative Discovery Museum

321 Chestnut St at 4th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 756 2738
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Ranked #9 of 78 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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Buford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We decided to check out downtown instead of waiting in a 2 hour line for Ruby Falls and came across this place. It is more than your typical children's museum, it is a play place too. We had a blast! The store is packed with unique children toys, activities and games.

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Gate City, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The kids had a great time. It was packed because there were a lot of kids and grown-ups had to accompany kids at all times. The hands-on activities were fun and educational. There were things to climb on, things to mold and paint, and electrical circuits to complete. In the space provided, there were enough activities to keep children occupied... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow! Chattanooga has got some cool stuff for a little town! We did the Aquarium the day before but the weather was so bad we had to scrap the Lookout Mountain plan and come here instead. We were a large group of 7 adults and 8 kids so this place was perfect. Love the concept! There's a fantastic water science... More

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son is 5 and very curious, so this museum fit him well. The dinosaur dig was his favorite.He also enjoyed the different music instruments.

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Nashville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While the aquarium is the headliner in downtown Chattanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum offers far more engaging learning opportunities. At half the price of aquarium admission, museum admission offers children (OK, and adults!) myriad opportunities to learn through play. It was the most fun we had all weekend, and I wish we had devoted more time in our schedule to... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Can't way enough about this museum! So many activities for children (parents will have fun too). A really nice place and wonderful staff. If you are in Chattanooga, don't miss this one.

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Lawrenceburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been visiting the CDM since our teenager was just a tiny girl and while it is definitely showing it's age it is still one of our favorite things to do in Chattanooga. The true test for us is how much we adults enjoy it. There are many exhibits that both kids and adults will enjoy. There are giant... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that the Museum is a favorite of your family’s, but are sorry that you were disappointed with some of the exhibits. The summer is one of the busiest times of year at the Museum. We often have large numbers of guests in attendance each day and an exhibit that is... More

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The boys (9,11) loved it. They particularly liked the "building" area where they are able to design their own creatiions then place them on a track to try them out. Younger child seemed to love the dinosaur dig. The music area was also popular. There seemed to be interesting features for boys and girls alike and for varying age groups.... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great place for children, however several areas have missing or broken item and the children cannot fully experience the exhibit.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed with some of the exhibits at the Museum. The summer is one of the busiest times of year for the Museum. We often have large numbers of guests in attendance each day. We are also in the process of changing out and renovating some of our exhibits. As... More

ATL, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My daughter (9 years old) had fun at the museum. She loved the water section as well as the large playground above it. It was a little pricey paying for two adults and one child. Next time we will bring a friend or two!

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