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Creative Discovery Museum

  • 321 Chestnut St.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402

One of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Creative Discovery Museum inspires children’s passion for learning through play. Whether creating a clay sculpture in the Artists' Studio, zooming a message through a pneumatic tube in Inventors' Clubhouse, digging for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or creating an ensemble cast of characters in the Back Alley Theatre, this museum is full of hands-on family fun. Children 4 years and younger can spend time exploring the infant garden of the Little Yellow House, while kids of all ages will enjoy RiverPlay's 2-1/2 story high climbing structure. Riverplay also offers an interactive watercourse to sail boats, learn about locks and dams, and shoot jets of water to make whirligigs spin!

Special Exhibit 

Kenya's Kids

January 18 - May 25, 2020

Take a trip to Kenya in 2020 when Creative Discovery Museum hosts Kenya's Kids. This unique exhibit was created by The Magic House St. Louis Children's Museumand invites families to discover what life is like for children in Kenya today, a country both technologically-advanced and filled with longtime traditions. As they travel through five immersive environments, children can compare the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in the East African country of Kenya. 

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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
October 16, 2020

Drink and Discover is a 21 and up night hosted by Creative Discovery Museum where adults can come into the museum and play with the exhibits while enjoying a beer or glass of wine in hand. October 16th is our 25th Monster Birthday Bash with a...

October 17, 2020

Come celebrate Creative Discovery Museum's 25th birthday with our Monster Birthday Bash! This is family event so start adding the final touches to this year’s Halloween costumes! Monster Bash, Creative Discovery Museum’s annual fall festival, will be...

December 18, 2020

Drink and Discover: Holiday Edition will allow you to experience the holidays the way you always remember them with SNOW INCLUDED! Remember, Santa will be there and he will be watching! When you attend Drink & Discover events, you help us make our...

March 6, 2021

Creative Discovery Museum invites you enjoy a night of fun with an open bar, full concert, and lots of food! When you support AmuseUm, you’re supporting Creative Discovery Museum’s effort to help all children find their passions by providing hands-on,...

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