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Created with children's input, Creative Discovery Museum is full of “Wow” for adults and kids. With a wide variety of fun, hands-on exhibits, the museum inspires a love for learning through play.

Whether you create a clay sculpture in our Visual Arts Gallery, start a family band in our recording studio, woodwork and sew in our recently expanded Make It area, dig for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or create an ensemble cast of characters in our Back Alley Theatre, Creative Discovery Museum has it all.

Let the little ones (under 4) tinker in the Little Yellow Garage or explore the infant garden of Little Yellow House. The whole family will discover floods of fun in RiverPlay’s 2 and 1/2 story high climbing structure and design an interactive watercourse where you can sail boats, learn about locks and dams, and shoot jets of water to make whirligigs spin!

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Become an inventor in Make It!
Make a splash in RiverPlay!
Experience science up close and personal!
Dig for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station!
Create works of art in the Arts Gallery!
Explore plants and vegetables in the Rooftop Garden!
Creative Discovery Museum


321 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402


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Admission Rates

$13.95 ages 2 and up


Daily 10 am - 5 pm
Extended summer hours
New Year's Day noon - 5 pm
Closed Wednesdays Sept. - Feb.
Dates Closed
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
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