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“Slightly overpriced”

Creative Discovery Museum
Ranked #5 of 148 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Slightly overpriced”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

Was a wonderful experience! Kids (5&3) LoVED it. However, I felt it was overpriced for admissions. Worth it in the end however.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great fun for children”
Reviewed May 16, 2011

My six year old loved this museum. We stayed about 3 hours, and he was very sad to leave. There are sections with water play, climbing area, music, inventing, a little library, an outside rooftop play area, and lots more. He had fun climbing to the top and seeing the view. Great children's museum.

Visited May 2011
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Sault Ste.Marie
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Kids loved it...didn't want to leave”
Reviewed March 27, 2011

We stopped here as a fun activity to do half way through our trip down to Florida. We spent about 2 hours but definitely could have spent longer. The kids (aged 3 &5) loved it. They particularly liked getting into the sand to clean off the dinosaur bones, playing some of the musical instruments, putting on a little show in the same stage area and the various art stations including stamping, clay and drawing with markers on mirrors. The area set up for kids under 4 was like playing house with all the accessories. It was a good day to be there, very quiet, just 1 school group and they didn't even have the run of the place. The only negative was that we couldn't get out on the roof because of the weather, nothing anyone could do about that. Worthwhile, particularly with a coupon for $1 off from the museums website.

Visited February 2011
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chattanooga, tn
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids!”
Reviewed March 1, 2011

My four year old could play here all day. In fact, on one visit he was kicking and screaming when we left. There is a lot to do and see here. Be sure to wear something comfortable because you will be climbing around trying to keep up with the little ones. And you could spend half a day here for sure.

Visited October 2010
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Lakeland, Florida
1 review
“The most amazing Children's museum”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

We went to Chattanooga for a week's vacation and I wish we had gone to this museum earlier in our trip. There was something for each of our children, ages 12,10 and 2 and even us adult "children". We were exploring and making music right along with the kids. I have always wanted to play a harp and a steel drum and I got to do both in one day here! I can't say enough good things about this place.

Thank Normannavy
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