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Creative Discovery Museum
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US$24.00*
and up
Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour
Ranked #5 of 151 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 around them and all it has to offer including art, music, dinosaur digging, water exploration, and science. Rated the #7 children's museum in the U.S. by Trekaroo in 2015.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to check out downtown instead of waiting in a 2 hour line for Ruby Falls and came across this place. It is more than your typical children's museum, it is a play place too. We had a blast! The store is packed with unique children toys, activities and games.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

The kids had a great time. It was packed because there were a lot of kids and grown-ups had to accompany kids at all times. The hands-on activities were fun and educational. There were things to climb on, things to mold and paint, and electrical circuits to complete. In the space provided, there were enough activities to keep children occupied all day.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Wow! Chattanooga has got some cool stuff for a little town! We did the Aquarium the day before but the weather was so bad we had to scrap the Lookout Mountain plan and come here instead. We were a large group of 7 adults and 8 kids so this place was perfect. Love the concept! There's a fantastic water science feature right when you go in. Kids will love it! If you manage to ever get past this area the place just keeps going and going. There's Art, Music, Dino Dig, Soil & Minerals, Pretend Play: Cooking, Doctor, etc. Upstairs there's a Wizard of Oz theme, Reading & Books, Bee Keeping, and and outside rooftop garden with more science theme playthings. However, the youngest child in our group was 20 mos and oldest was 11. For the 11 yr old, this place was not really geared for him anymore. I would say the suitable age range for this place would be for 4 through 8 or 9 yr olds. I have a 9.5 yr old and she was starting to get bored of the place after not too long. The 4-6 yr olds can probably stay all day and be able to find something that would interest them. There is a cafe at the front we didn't actually go to, but the menu looks extensive enough to suit most kids & adults. Very cool place to take your little ones.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

My son is 5 and very curious, so this museum fit him well. The dinosaur dig was his favorite.He also enjoyed the different music instruments.

Thank S M
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

While the aquarium is the headliner in downtown Chattanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum offers far more engaging learning opportunities. At half the price of aquarium admission, museum admission offers children (OK, and adults!) myriad opportunities to learn through play. It was the most fun we had all weekend, and I wish we had devoted more time in our schedule to this visit.

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