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Creative Discovery Museum

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Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number:
+1 423-756-2738
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Creative Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum in the heart of...

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.

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Attending A Family Event At CDM

When you visit Chattanooga & you have kids the CDM is a must. You could stay at the Doubletree Inn next door for convenience/location. It will keep your kids busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you visit Chattanooga & you have kids the CDM is a must. You could stay at the Doubletree Inn next door for convenience/location. It will keep your kids busy & entertained.Plan to spend 1/2 a day & watch the fun

Thank hcohn31
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With a 9 year old and 6 year old, we had a great time. They both had a blast playing and handling everything. Was a good 1/2 day adventure and they were tired after. Fun big indoor play area they didn't want to leave!

Thank ginny148
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so unorganized. I mean fun for the kids but a parents true nightmare. All the different sections were in complete chaos.

Thank Shadale H
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a 3 1/2 yr old and a 1 1/2 yr old. Really not all that much of a museum, more like a playground. Not worth the price of admission, in my opinion.

Thank tom s
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We took a trip to Chattanooga just for this museum. My son loves it!!!! He was worn out after only an hour there and we had only made it thru the first floor. There are 3 floors. Definitely worth a trip here. Bring your own food though. The cafe is kind of expensive- $3.50 for a pb&j

1 Thank smwhite44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome, overwhelming for parents...lol the kids did not want to leave. Excellent variety for children of all ages.

Thank LaToya W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As my title states on the last Thursday of the month at a certain time frame-everyone gets in free! Anyway, I have not been with my children in probably 2 years because now they are 7 and 10-I feel that they are too big for it now. Its perfect for kids ages 3-6 in (my opinion). They have s room... More 

1 Thank thebrowns1111
cdmfun, Public Relations Manager at Creative Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Good morning! Thanks so much for all the positive feedback. We really appreciate you spreading the word about all the Museum has to offer. However, I do want to make one correction. We are not free on the last Thursday of every month. Our Family Free Nights fall on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Kids liked it for a few times but now they are too old and it has gotten boring. Wish they were part of the passport program so we could get free entrance. A good half day activity.

Thank hollyjollymommy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great for younger children. My 5 year old loved this museum. She had a lot of fun in the climbing cage. I was disappointed with the Medieval exhibit - was not very interesting for children but overall the museum was great fun and didn't cost a whole lot of money.

Thank Shawn S
Waco, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was very crowded and I was a little unsure of the price to begin with but it was definitely worth it! Such a fun place! Lots of hands on activities for kids of all ages. Water play, indoor playground, small play area for kids under 4, art area, music area, doctor play area, dinosaur fossil digging area. They also... More 

1 Thank MRSJRollins

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