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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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Hours:
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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My family enjoyed the experience at the museum. The Thomas the Train exhibit was wonderful. My grandson particularly liked shifting through the sand to find the dinosaur bones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Peggy B
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Decatur, Alabama
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Decatur, Alabama
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My family enjoyed the experience at the museum. The Thomas the Train exhibit was wonderful. My grandson particularly liked shifting through the sand to find the dinosaur bones. I did not give the experience Five stars because, I felt, some of the younger assistants tried to avoid interacting with the children. Maybe working with small children didn't fit their skill... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The kids had a blast at the creative discovery museum. They are ages 4 and 6. It was their favorite part of the vacation. They really enjoyed the giant indoor playground and the water play area.

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Dalton, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Took my favorite little buddy and he thoroughly enjoyed digging for bones and all the exciting things this place has to do. Seeing how things work in action ! Fun ! Fun !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not impressed. At all. There was very little help from staff and the crowd made it hard to enjoy anything. They had some kind of play or celebration thing in the entrance And we weren't even able to access the museum, at all, due to the wall of people blocking every possible exhibit on the first floor. With two toddlers... More 

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

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your recent visit to the Museum. It appears that you arrived in the middle of our Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Celebration. It was particularly crowded this year due to the bad weather which brought a lot more visitors to the Museum, and we also had to move some of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Most of the museum is handicap accessible. And the admission price was not that expensive. My youngest child really enjoyed the area for toddlers, and all of the musical instruments. We absolutely loved it.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a fun and wonderful place. We have taken my 2 year old several times, and he enjoys it every time. They have fantastic activities for toddlers and older children. Plus, they have an upstairs area that changes every few months, so you will always have a different experience. To top it off, the tickets are very reasonable, and... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My seven year old Neice would have been occupied for hours. Arrived late - would recommend getting there early in the day to take advantage of more activities in the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 kids here on a rainy day while on vacation. While we had to pay for all of us- anyone 2 and up is the same price ($12.95) it was an all day activity for us, and It was so much fun. We've visited other children's museums and this one had such different and unique activities. I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The grandkids loved this, all ages approved. We had so much fun. A fun family visit spot. Can get a little noisy in some areas, but still very interesting and definately keeps kids busy

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The kids liked it but the facility is just to small, ill planned for large crowd and kids running everywhere. I was disappointed in the security and the insanity of untethered wild kids running and pushing everywhere. Price to get in is way too much for what we were able to enjoy. Food prices theme paerk premium for lower quality.

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Additional Information about Creative Discovery Museum

Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: +1 423-756-2738
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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