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Creative Discovery Museum

  • 321 Chestnut St.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402
Creative Discovery Museum is a hands-on children’s museum offering activities and exhibits featuring art, music, science, and technology. The Museum offers a unique space for meetings and events, including an auditorium that seats up to 100, and full access opportunities to host private parties for up to 350 guests.
Visitors can float boats through a lock and dam system in RiverPlay, dig for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or build a rollercoaster and learn about electricity in the Inventors’ Clubhouse. In Arts Alley, budding artists can create clay sculptures, play musical instruments, or ham it up in the “Back Alley Theatre”. The Museum’s threestory Lookout Tower features a moving 3-D sculpture on the first floor, an optics gallery and active beehive on the second floor, and an observation deck on top that overlooks the city. Visitors can also venture outdoors to the Museum’s Rooftop Fun Factory where they can launch balls in the air and lift themselves off the roof with pulleys. The Temporary Exhibit Gallery houses a rotation of regularly changing blockbuster exhibits – for no extra fee. Introduce yourself to the Creative Discovery Museum for a day of family fun or an evening of cocktails and dancing! For private rental information, please contact Olivia Bradley at 423/648-6048 or
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 100
  • Reception Capacity 350
  • Theatre Capacity 118
  • Banquet Capacity 350
Conservatory & Classroom
  • Reception Capacity: 36
1st Floor
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 200
2nd Floor
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • Theater Capacity: 118
Full Access
  • Reception Capacity: 350