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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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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Fun for young kids and Mom and Dads

This was our first visit and something we looked forward to as we planned our Chattanooga weekend. This place is so cool. We have a 5 year old about to start Kindergarten and she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit and something we looked forward to as we planned our Chattanooga weekend. This place is so cool. We have a 5 year old about to start Kindergarten and she loved it...there is something for all kinds of kids and learners including climbing, water play, science, art, music, etc. Every time we turned a corner, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is very hands-on and child friendly. There are several areas organized by theme. You can make things in different areas and take them with you. Given that you can walk through at your own pace and wander through, I would recommend doing the water section last even though it is the first section. You can also get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are so many opportunities for children to do hands on things. Crafts, that they initiate. Sewing, wood working, building. Creative play with robotic cubes, batteries,and various shapes. Music and visual arts. Playing in water and sand. Themed experience, currently, Sid the Science Kid, changing every 3 months. Excellent staff and volunteers overseeing a very kid friendly environment.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's enough here to keep a kid busy for hours. The exhibits are set up to appeal to a wide age (toddler to middle school) and interest range (art, music, science, medicine, reading, gardening, water play, etc.).Our toddler-aged grandson was in heaven.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place for kids to explore and learn. There are areas for toddlers up to tweens. The design is a wagon wheel set up, so less stress for parents with crowds. Kids are free to run wild.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you live local and have little kids, get the membership. It's totally worth it. It's a great way for the kids to run off energy when the weather is awful and always a great learning opportunity.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably geared to younger children but lots to do and everything is hands on . There are crafts set up throughout and lots of supervision.

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Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All interactive displays for kids up to maybe 10 or 12 years old. Very well done and fun teaching through hands on sections like moving water, printing, music, art, etc. Hard to take in in one visit. Another Chatt destination we're looking forward to revisiting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My school aged children (and teenaged niece) loved this spot. It's fun place to spend the day. We spent about 6 hours. My daughter loved the creative workshop room, where she was able to sew a small item. They loved the theatre and dance rooms. The museum seemed to go on and on! Great place for kids. Well maintained. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a 2 year old and he loved playing in the interactive areas. We will definitely be back. There are tons of activities for children of all ages. The prices are reasonable and it easy to get to.

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