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Creative Discovery Museum

321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
+1 423-756-2738
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
+1 423-756-2738
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Reviewed yesterday

The 13 and 9 year old enjoyed it and were in no hurry to leave. My daughter thought it was great because of all the hands on experiences.

Thank chellys
Reviewed yesterday

We expected to spend 2 hours at this museum. We dragged our grand kids out after about 4 hours. There are Lots and lots of hands on activities. The kids were fascinated and excited by the exhibits in room after room. We will definitely do...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Museum is a winner for kids and adults. It’s inexpensive and includes many activities for kids to create keepsakes. My 6 year old daughter loved it. She was able to sew and make a small pillow and a wood piece with her name. The...More

Thank LaShawn J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an absolute ball at this museum. My 5 year old daughter spent 3 hours here and loved every second! The staff was all friendly and helpful and all the exhibits were up and running. So much fun! Definitely worth every penny!

Thank Savannah D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a good time. Our kids' favorites included: music wing with the instruments, water and play area, and the bees. One suggestion: we felt security was lacking. There were no kid/parent bracelets that need to match and no one checking to make sure kids...More

Thank Foodieatheartinky
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the start, we were hooked on the Creative Discovery Museum. My three kids were 6, 9, and 12, and they all found something to do. My younger two liked the art studio while my oldest liked the stop motion animation. It was also fun...More

Thank ps12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place for younger kids. We had a 2 and 14 year old. The youngest child loved it and and the older child continued to find it as a learning experience.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids, 9 year old twins, loved the museum. It was a rainy day, and there was so much for them to do. We had to drag them out the door to leave because they were having so much fun. They got to make jewelry,...More

Thank shanatee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a high schooler, middle schooler, and elementary schooler, and all three had fun exploring, playing, and climbing all over this place. They liked the rooftop play areas and the water play area. Educational and fun all rolled into one!

Thank Ajomom73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids love, love, love the Creative Discovery Museum! It's a fabulous attraction in downtown Chattanooga! I can't even begin to list all the fun adventures for big kids and small!

Thank Blt262
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Marijayne | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is quite large right behind the museum. I think you could park an RV there.
Jamia S
27 February 2017|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I feel they would love it. But, it would be optimal if 2 adults or a buddy for the 8 year old could go. The exhibits, in our opinion, tried to stage for each age and had some for all ages. Your 15 month old... More
Lyndsey H
1 January 2017|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Parts are resigned for toddlers.