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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
321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
+1 423-756-2738
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandkids loved it. It was fun to share that experience with them. There was a lot to do and it was educational.

Thank tamarajothomas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon playing. The facility and exhibits are very well maintained. The kids loved the dinosaur excavation area. Don't miss the rooftop play area. But our favorite part was the Eric Carle exhibit!

Thank tctnck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CDM was part of the downtown makeover. Thus, much thought, imagination, and support went into the construction and planning. It is a wonder for children and adults as well. I've been there several times, with family and with groups. Changing exhibits keep the museum becoming...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 3 year old for the first time and he had an AWESOME time and so did I ! Majority of the exhibits were age appropriate for him and easy for him to participate in. In addition to an indoor play area there...More

Thank Ejayce B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time in years. I went with my grandchildren to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My 3 yr old granddaughter had a wonderful time, running everywhere! There was even an area for my 1 yr old grandson! There are so many rooms...More

Thank Andra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work with children every week. I plan learning academies at this museum. What a great place! So many exhibits! So many great things to do! Give yourself time to explore the construction site, the art area and they always have great exhibits upstairs. The...More

Thank loveymesco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best children's museum we have ever been to (out of maybe 6 places), so many great things for kids to do here! It is kept very clean. There is a river play area and also many active areas for kids to learn...More

Thank TSmom2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 1/2 year old and 10 year old easily entertained for two hours in a variety of very interesting displays. Water play, ball tracks, musical instruments, a working stage for plays, dinosaur dig. Very fun and if we were natives of Chattanooga I'm sure we'd...More

Thank Reid T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look, you can't beat the price of this place for what the kids get to do. This is a MUST DO if you visit Chattanooga with small kids. Honestly, it will be the coolest kid oriented thing you will do in Chattanooga. I felt like...More

1  Thank btbarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to take our year and a half old son. He LOVED it and had so much fun, especially in the water section!!! They even have little rain coats to put on your kids if you don't want their clothes wet....More

Thank Nesa G
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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.
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
Lyndsey H
31 December 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Parts are resigned for toddlers.