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Creative Discovery Museum

321 Chestnut St at 4th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 756 2738
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Ranked #11 of 69 attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Four areas of exhibits including art, music, invention and science.
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Oxford, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What to say, my 4 year old loved this place. There is a water play area, soft play area to run around and there are lots of places to explore. You can build a roller coaster, dig for dinosaur bones, and there is a great outdoor terrace at the top of the museum. Best place we went in Chattanooga. Tip:... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to several children's museum like this one, and it wasn't my favorite. There were a lot of different activities, but none of them were really great. A lot of the things my daughter (6) tried out just didn't work, so she kind of lost interest in the whole experience after 45 minutes. It seems as if the exhibits... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great experience for kids of all ages. Wonderful hands on museum with a variety of things for all to participate in, from a archeological dig to making lights work. Fun for the whole family.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is packed with amazing exhibits. The river journey is interactive and lets patrons explore various paths of water flowing through controlling various methods. It's a lot of fun. The kids can dig for "dinosaur bones" in another interactive exhibit. The rooftop play area is impressive and a good break for little ones to get their wiggles out --... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We take the granddaughters here often. They have seasonally determined activities and it is all hands on. Expect to spend a full morning or afternoon.

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Cornelia, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After no more than 10 minutes inside the museum my wife and I were just as engaged with all the hands-on activities as our kids (7, 5, & 18mo). From art to music to agriculture, there is SOMETHING that will interest and entertain kids of all ages. I will say that after about 5 minutes inside, I was desperately trying... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took my daughter when she was age 6-8ish and stayed for hours! She had a ball. A friend invited us to share complimentary tickets and my daughter is 15 along with others in group. They spent about 1.5 hours exploring a little, probably due to raining outside. Just not as fun for that age group, but great for the younger... More

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Murray, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Creative Discovery Museum is a fantastic hands on museum for children to explore everything science. My 7 and 3 year olds were especially fond of the music areas. The main complaint my husband and I both had was that we wished the rooms flowed a little better. At times our three year old seemed quite overwhelmed with all the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Really great museum. We spent the whole day there. My kids are 5, 5 and 4 and it was a fun, interactive, educational experience. Really well done exhibits.

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went on a Friday afternoon and spent about 2 1/2 hours there. We could have spent more time there was plenty to do. It was clean and well-kept and there was plenty of staff around. There is a coupon online for one dollar off each ticket.

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