Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum

One of the Top Children's Museums in the Country

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Spring Break Safari: Creative Discovery Museum

What if you could. . . 
. . . be a World Traveler and dig for dinosaur bones from Canada, see scorpions from Western Africa or listen to a steel pan from Trinidad and Tobago – all without leaving the Creative Discovery MuseumWorld Traveler

Travel the world without leaving Chattanooga, Tennessee! Creative Discovery Museum is an inclusive, award-winning children’s museum in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. With a variety of immersive arts and science exhibits, there’s something for the entire family to explore! In Excavation Station, dig for dinosaur bones from Canada and see a scorpion from Western Africa. In Performing Arts Alley, listen to the sounds of a Bonang from Indonesia, play your own song on a steel pan from Trinidad and Tobago and practice your percussion skills on a double headed drum from China!

On the museum’s second floor, explore CDM’s newest exhibit, The Great Indoors! Go camping and build a fire. Investigate a variety of insects and animals and so much more! Masks are required for all visitors ages 5 and up. 


  • PPE: Masks are required inside any buildings and anywhere physical distancing cannot be maintained. 
  • Tickets: Timed Tickets are required for all visitors and can be purchased online prior to visit.
  • Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change, check website for most current information.
  • More: Purchase a museum membership and receive a special gift! CDM memberships pay for themselves in 2 visits. Benefits include free admission for an entire year, discounts at local attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium and much more! 

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321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402  |  423-756-2738