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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
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 19 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 30 reviews
"yellow house"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 72 reviews
"art room"
in 9 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 18 reviews
"different areas"
in 17 reviews
"year olds"
in 25 reviews
"older kids"
in 18 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 9 reviews
"we spent hours"
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"kids will love"
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"rainy day"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We carried our adult children and small grandchildren to this museum. It was a perfect learning experience with grandparents, parents and children all getting involved in the many learning centers. We painted, used tools, built stuff, played music, made parachutes, dug up fossils, and saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had others tell us about this museum & how great it was & was pleased to find them correct. So much so we purchased the family pass on our first trip! We live approximately 2 hours away so felt we would use at least...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to entertain kids for as long as they last. All the exhibits are interactive and many have take away art you can make. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved how interactive this place was for son. I wish there werent quite as many people there so we could have taken more time with the exhibits but still overall it was excellent and I would definately return with my 5 year old

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so much fun for younger kids (both of mine are under 9), just make sure to get there when it opens! We arrived as soon as doors opened and stayed for about 2 1/2 hours. They would've stayed longer, but it was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please take your kids a great place for the kids. have lots of fun for the kids to make different things to take home.

Thank Barry W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our three-year-old daughter and our three and six-year-old nephew and niece. Our daughter had a blast with the variety of experiences - from art to paleontology and everything in between. Their current exhibit From America to Zanzibar was a great way to...More

Thank Matt A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hands-on museum for children. They can learn about water, music, art, bees, and more in whatever the specially themed exhibit of the season is. Fun and interactive. Great place for families.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Creative Discovery Museum for the first day of our Spring Break (for a day trip, we live about 1 1/2 hours away). This was our first visit to the museum but certainly won't be our last. It was engaging for both...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend for the active and creative mind. My daughter is 8 and we spent 5 hours here doing everything. Offered a play to make music, make crafts, explore how machines work and more...

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amandabarbrey77
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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
12 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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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
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