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Creative Discovery Museum

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank LaToya W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank hollyjollymommy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Shawn S
Waco, Georgia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Rome, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably my expectation was too high due to the other people's excellent reviews, but I was a little bit disappointed. The exhibition was not so creative or exiting. And the museum was much smaller than I expected. My son didn't show much interest to the exhibit but water area and outside play ground. My overall impression of this place was... More 

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Thank mamecol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter for her 4th birthday and she had a blast. Allow at least 3 hours to have enough time for all the various activities. It is a great place to break up the aquarium visit.

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Thank sherryb171
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, I had no idea about Creative Discovery Museum. Our Grandson was taken there for his 2nd Birthday. I was amazed that he was able to run, jump, play in sand, and play in water and other activities at his speed. The staff was amazing. My preconceived idea was that you were lead through a less than interesting tour. I... More 

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1 Thank David R
Zebulon, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 month old, 2 yr old and 4 yr old while vacationing. They LOVED IT. I was we had one back at home. It was so much fun. It is pricey at 13.95 a person .. 2 and up. Adults must pay too. However you can come and go all day till 5pm with your wrist band.... More 

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