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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  • Lots to do, well laid out, clean, friendly workers. Not too crowded even on a rainy cold Sunday afternoon.  more »
  • This place is amazing. Wonderful experience for any age child. My 4 year old loved it as much as my 11 year olds.  more »
  • My 10 year old and 6 year old grandchildren enjoyed the Creative Discovery Museum. The water area was their favorite! They also liked the dinosaur section. I enjoyed the hands on activities with the k...  more »
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  • This was a very interesting venue for kids as well as adults. There was something for all of our group which ranged from 2 adults, a 4 yr old and a 12 year old. They also have an covered area on the roof patio that can be used/ rented for birthdays and groups. The hands-on exhibit, interactive displays ranged from water physics to optical illusions, drawing and art to musical instruments to electronic circuits, yoga, culinary to a rooftop garden. Excellent sci-fun attraction. Highly reccomended.
  • It was a great place to bring my younger siblings. They had so much fun. The gift shop had an amazing collection of toys for them to choose from and each exhibit was interactive and very educational. My brother loved learning about hydraulics with the water area. The outside area was also fun and the chess exhibit allowed my eight year old sister to show off her chess lessons to my parents.
  • Clean & inspired. I loved watching my 5 year old interact here... She had a blast, and enjoyed playing with other kids. The name is perfect... It was creative approach to science and learning about things from water dams & water flow to excavation and dinosaurs, then the rooftop outside has a cool little area for botonay and cause & effect (like pulleys). Really enjoyed our visit and the staff was very helpful!
  • Fun place. Lots for the kids to do. I love how they had a lot of different things for the kids to try so you can truly see what your child may have a future interest in. music, art, science. It was great fun. And our kids loved it.
  • Something for all ages. Have bought a grandparent membership last 4 years to take my 4 year old grandson. I just asked him what I should tell people about the museum and he said "It's Awesome!" lol I have also taken 6 older grandkids and they have a lot of fun too. There is an area for 4 and under with a nice big pretend kitchen that is a huge favorite.

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