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Creative Discovery Museum

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Address: 321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
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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great time with family

They are careful with security. They make sure adults have a reason to be there. The place is clean and nice. people are friendly and helpful. exhibits are fascinating for our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Catherine B
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Demorest, Georgia
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was okay. everyone had fun but I was put off when they charged the same for children as they did for adults. I just find that wrong on so many levels. If you want to rip off adults - fine have at it but children - really. If I had it to do over, I would not have gone.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They are careful with security. They make sure adults have a reason to be there. The place is clean and nice. people are friendly and helpful. exhibits are fascinating for our young toddler.

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Thank Catherine B
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my two small kids here. We had a good time exploring fun for me as a big kid too! Has a lot of different exhibits for younger and older children

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Loudon, Tennessee
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter's 2nd grade just went yesterday and had a blast! We watched a few science experiments, dug for dinosaur fossils in the Dino Dig, played with music in the recording studio, played on the play ground, learned about lots of different instruments and played with the tech table. The museum has so much stuff that is both entertainment and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I wasn't going to do this but then we drove past the all glass building and saw the play area and my daughter instantly lit up with excitement so we decided to give it a go. Since we went to the aquarium we got a discount. It was fairly priced and there is a lot more to it... More 

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from New England... We purchased a family membership for our daughter and her family 4 years ago... We renew it every Christmas. LOVE this place. Kids are entertained for hours. So much for them to do at every age.

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My grandkids enjoyed the museum. It's hands-on and it's located in downtown Chattanooga which makes it convenient. You can also come and go for the day with a daily admission.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My 2.5 yr old son had a blast. I was surprised that there were not more people there. He basically had the whole place to himself. Some of the exhibits were broken or did not function properly, that's to be expected in a children's museum. I've never been to one that was not that way.

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White Bluff, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We really enjoyed the ocean movie narrated by the son of Jacques Cousteau. It is in 3-D and you get nice glasses to use while watching it. Not paper glasses like some places. There is another movie too. They alternate movies every hour.

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Thank granakins
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time! So many different activities for children of all ages. My 3 year old loved it, we could have stayed all day! I can't wait to bring him back when he's older and can understand the many different STEM activities available! We had such a great time I wanted to buy annual passes and we... More 

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