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 travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This museum was better than any children's museum we have in Florida. Its very well maintained. They have a plethora of hands on art, music, and science exhibits and the kids can make quality crafts t...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    My family has visited a lot of children's museums, and this museum is above average. My 6 and 4-year olds were content to spend almost the entire day playing in the various parts of the museum. They e...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We took our 2 year old grandson and spent over 3 hours watching him have a great time! It is a wonderful place and, certainly, not over priced. I would highly recommend.  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    This is free once a month and also offers memberships. My two year old loves the various rooms, especially the water area. They do supply smocks so the kids do not get too wet. Everything is educational and is hands on. My 5 month old even enjoyed the toddler house area. There are changing stations and a breastfeeding room too. Perfect time for family fun.
  • June 29, 2017
    This place is awesome! We took four kids aged 7 months to 10 years and everyone had a blast. We were there for 6 hours and there was still stuff we wanted to explore. Each area has several different activities and there is something for everyone. We will definitely be making the drive from nashville to visit again.
  • April 9, 2017
    This was an excellent family trip. We took 5 kids aged 15 to 1 and they all had fun. There was a plethora of cool science experiment tables available that were staffed with friendly people who explained everything to the kids. There are so many opportunities for kids to use their imagination and learn. The staff was very friendly. The museum is non-profit and the $13.95 price tag was well worth it. We ended up being there for almost 4 hours. A lot longer than we expected but the kids kept finding cool stuff to do.
  • June 22, 2017
    It's cute and there is definitely a lot to do. The actual museum part is really fun but do not plan to eat here. The food is disgusting. My kids, that are not picky, couldn't even eat the food because it was so gross. On top of that they never brought my food out. We sat there and waited and it never came. The seating area in the restaurant is not even close to the size it needs to be. No room. Also after my food never came I went to grab something out of the vending machine, because I'm hungry, and it doesn't take coins. Just a very unpleasant experience
  • July 5, 2017
    So much fun! Our girls loved it. We stayed for 2 hours. We could have stayed all day. There were so many different things to learn and do.

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