Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga

4.5
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
A combination of art and science, Creative Discovery Museum offers hands-on learning for children. Every exhibit can be climbed, touched, reconstructed, or explored. Kids will enjoy hearing and seeing instruments from the around the world, playing dress-up, and having fun in seasonal play areas. For a bite to eat, you can stop by Cafe Dino-Mite before you leave. Present a ticket stub from the local aquarium at the reception desk for a discount on your admission price. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Creative Discovery Museum by using our Chattanooga trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Oh my! This place is amazing! My mom and I brought my 8 year old grandson and 3 year old granddaughter to visit on July 3rd. Our 1/2 day wasn’t nearly enough time to truly take it all in. I’ve visited...  more »
  • We chose to visit the museum for our sons 7th birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased. We live in Nashville and chose to stay at the Hilton next door so that we would be near the museum. Within a...  more »
  • I took grandchildren, ages 2 & 3, and wasn’t sure if there would be much they’d enjoy. Boy, was I wrong! There are so many hands-on activities from water play to music to pretend play. We stayed 3 hou...  more »
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  • Awesome facility! I have to say we went on new year's day for a special event for our two year old daughter so I can't quite speak yet to the experience of a regular afternoon.BUT, to speak to this New Year's Event we did go to, they happened to be the only place I've ever heard of that catered, fully organized and put together a New Year's countdown celebration just for the children ranging from just a few weeks old up to around 12. They had fully open facilities in all their rooms there were plenty of really awesome volunteers and staff working full force to make it the greatest celebration that they possibly could for these children. To top it off they had a huge balloon drop complete with an apple juice toast. They held it to take place in countdown to 2:18 p.m. to signify 2018 and had father time tell the story of our tradition of New Year's. So it in no way interrupts our more adult late night celebrations at midnight. My two-year-old had the greatest time and we had the greatest time celebrating it with her. We will surely be back for the same event next year as well as making a few other trips between now and then. If you're not local to Chattanooga and you're planning a trip with children this is a must go!
  • Wonderful place to take the kids!! Lots of hands on science. The only downfall is they close at 5 which I don't understand since kids don't get out of school until 3. Yes it's fun for the smaller kids too but it's still a lot of fun for my 3rd grader too and you will definitely want more than an hour and a half to play. This is a place you can spend all day playing and not get bored!
  • Engineering section was amazing. Great place. Parking was terrible. Their lot is tiny and was full by 0900. I had to drop family off and park 6 blocks away in the rain. But parking for all day was only $6 and Chattanooga has a really easy walkable downtown. So it really wasn't bad.
  • This was such a great place! We took some kids from our church to Chattanooga and this museum was one of the highlights of the trip. The interactive hands-on activities were great for all the kids in our group from ages 4 - 12. Our group stayed busy for 5 hours before we had to leave. We will definitely visit again.
  • We took our son here for the first time when he was 2 and he loved it. He's almost 4 now and he still enjoys going. The kids can explore the hands on displays and discover all sorts of things from building to how electric circits work. All three of our kids find things they are interested in.

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