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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
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321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
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+1 423-756-2738
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"dinosaur dig"
in 25 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 24 reviews
"the water play area"
in 23 reviews
"music area"
in 20 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 31 reviews
"yellow house"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 72 reviews
"art room"
in 9 reviews
"different areas"
in 19 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 19 reviews
"year olds"
in 26 reviews
"older kids"
in 18 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 11 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 10 reviews
"family membership"
in 9 reviews
"kids will love"
in 12 reviews
"rainy day"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If your kids are younger than 15 years old, they will enjoy this museum. Lots of things for small kids to do. Plan to stay at least 3 or 4 hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say that we could have spent 2 days here last week. tons of activities that will appeal to kids. large Daniel the Tiger play area that my toddler loved. hands on experience. can be crowded on rainy days. I recommend playing and...More

Thank Stephanie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great stop through Chattanooga for young kids ages 1-7. Our 2 year old was enthralled by all of the interesting toddler activities and our 6 year old loved the music and dinosaur sand excavation. There are so many activities to keep the...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 several Children’s Museums of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 an hour of our visit we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 hours and only left then with a...More

Thank MaggieMac57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon after spending the morning at the aquarium with our two year old son. It was his birthday so we planned a day full of adventures. I will say it is quite expensive for admission and children over two have...More

Thank Ginny C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great hands-on activities for kids. Even our teenagers got into it and had a lot of fun. Worth it!

Thank joeye1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much to see and do, it could very easily become too overwhelming - for parents and grandparents. It seemed like every available space was used to showcase something we all use / need in our daily lives - from plumbing to electricity; arts...More

Thank SaraLee52
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of the trip for my 3 year old. She is still talking about it (now over a month later). We spent almost the whole day here. So many fun things for kids to do. Highly recommend it.

Thank Calicat06
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Mary E
3 May 2018|
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Response from barthur11 | Reviewed this property |
Discussed with my wife that is professional in the field, yes it would be a good spot for the child to visit.
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amandabarbrey77
4 March 2018|
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Response from climbingsidi | Reviewed this property |
It is not bad if they have never been but he Ian at the upper end of the age limit in my opinion. My 12year old gets bored but we have an annual pass. He only likes to go when they change up exhibits to see what they have... More
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Etonian30
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.
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