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Creative Discovery Museum

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4902
+1 423-756-2738
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is it wrong that I love this place as much as my daughter. After all, adults are allowed to play, too. We've been here so many times and never get tired of it. Each visit is a new adventure. A word of advice to parents:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Choirmarla
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with a family group (daughter, son-in-law, their 2 girls aged 6 and 1, and son-in-law's parents). Even without the upstairs exhibits (They're in-between exhibits; new one opens in a week.) there was so much to see and do. We were extremely impressed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids loved it and there was plenty for them to do! My boys are 7 and 10 and they both had fun. It’s got multiple centers and lots of hands on play.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kbwebber
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took this trip with our granddaughter and great niece who was with her dad and grandparents. The girls preferred different activities and there were two floors of different and very cool activities for children of all ages. They also have a special area dedicated...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Kaye P
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This place is great for kids. A lot of good activities for kids of all ages and you can eat from their garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bshroats5
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

All the hands on discoveries available where awesome! Although my kids would have enjoyed it more if they where younger, the did get enjoyment out if a lot anyway. Being able to create things out of random pieces in the make it area was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaElena H
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter is 10 and this was by all means way too small for her. There’s really nothing at the front that indicates age appropriateness but I literally just lost my money. It was nearly $50 (2 adults and 1 child). We watched a science...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank reddoorsuzy
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The museum was directly across from our hotel, so it was super convenient. Our 6 year old absolutely LOVED it and was upset about leaving. The water table upon entry and the dinosaur sand excavation were his favorites. Will definitely visit again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Inspiration812497
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I used to go to this place all the time as a kid and I even helped do a few commercials for it! There are so many cool little corners and neat things to find here. Some rooms mess with your mind, casting illusions from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lucas D
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was a wonderful children’s museum. All the attractions were clean and in great working condition. My son loved the area were you can dig for dinosaur fossils.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dorinda T
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Mary E
3 May 2018|
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Response from barthur11 | Reviewed this property |
Discussed with my wife that is professional in the field, yes it would be a good spot for the child to visit.
4 March 2018|
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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
13 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.