The Creative Discovery Museum is Chattanooga's hands-on children's discovery museum.
This is such a fun place to take your kids. The classes are so much fun and the teachers are warm and sweet to the kids. Each week the kids get exciting opportunities to learn and explore. There's a good balance of things we do in class that I am able to recreate at home and things that are really special and "only at the museum" kind of activities.
This is an amazing hands-on museum. There is way more to do here than you can do in a day. And there is plenty - both for little kids and bigger kids alike. And there really is so much to learn - music play, water, science, the list goes on and on!
Admit it- a lot of teenagers today are too busy with technology that they don't see all the fun in supposedly "stupid" things. This museum may seem to be aimed at children under 12 years old, but it isn't. It is one of the most fun places that engages all ages. I went there as a teenager and I thought that it was great. It has an excavation sight and a bee garden, a lookout tower, and so much more. Your younger kids will love it, and so will your teenagers. Another nice thing about this museum is that it is pretty affordable and makes a great destination for parties for the younger ones. So if you're ever in Chattanooga, TN, stop by so you can entertain everybody!
We absolutely love visiting this museum. One of the grandparents has a family membership, so we try to go to this museum as often as possible. It is probably the best children's museum if you are looking for a "hands-on" experience. Every one of their exhibits has something for the children to do: the dinosaur excavation sandpit, the water fountains with boats for the children to steer, the craft section with several different age-appropriate options and the science exhibits, such as searching for beetles and earthworms in a tub full of forest/earth material. We can spend hours in this museum and not get bored. Well worth a trip for all ages!
This wonderful museum is great for kids of all ages. They change the theme every few months, so there is always something new going on at the Creative Discovery Museum. Located in Down Town Chattanooga, it is walking distance from the Aquarium and many places to eat. There are lots of free admision with the purchase of a paid admission coupons out there if you know where to look. When you first walk in there is water things for your child to play with and a huge indoor jungle gym. They have a neat area just for little ones, a dinosaur fossil dig, an electricity building area, and it's great to go on the roof and play with the bubbles! There is definitely something for everyone!
We LOVE this place!! I have taken my son here several times and it NEVER gets old. There are soooo many things to look at and do here, we could go once a month and still have tons of fun. I am a teacher and they also offer a teacher discount so that is great!! Not only is it fun, it is very educational. They have dinosaur digs, all kinds of animals, instruments, you can put on a play, make crafts. The fun really never ends! It is located in the downtown area around many great places to eat as well!
We've been to several childrens' museums over the East coast of the states, and this was on the better ones I've been too. I like how this one incorporated the water element of the city in with the museum. It has plenty of things to do to keep the kids busy for hours! The only downside I can think of, is that there isn't really too many workers keeping it clean.
This Children's Museum is huge! It is the best Children's Museum I have every been to. There is so much to do that any kid will have fun. They have arts, music, pretend play, science, water play etc... I could stay at this place all day with my kid and they'd never be ready to leave.
I was hesitant to visit "another" children's museum to only be disappointed by lack of cleanliness or crowded spaces. This museum rocks! Plenty of exhibits/activities to freely explore even when school groups are in house. The museum does a great job of keeping things clean and in working order. We particularly loved the dinosaur dig. Your kids can don safari hats and vest to become a real live paleontologist! Grab the provided brushes, shovels and pails and enter the sandy desert to dig for your fossils.The museum does a wonderful job of providing one of kind experiences for kids with differing interests. A huge stage with lights, music, sound, and costumes will excite a budding thespian in the family. Artists will enjoy the creative corner with computer animation, painting easels, or magnetic pictures. Upstairs they can burn off some energy with an indoor basketball hoop, climbing the observation tower to over look the city, or one of the many the outdoor exhibits.There were many rooms of instruments for the kids to try out their skills. In addition, they offer an area that is only for newborns to four year olds called the Little Yellow House. Little ones can play in a replicated kitchen, climb up in a tree house, or even drive a car. There are so many learning opportunities here! Definitely worth the admission price!
So hands-on and awesome! Water play, digging for dinosaurs, art activities, lots of musical instruments to try, puppet theater, stage with lights and sound, electricity and math and science, special features. My preschoolers love it. There's a Little Yellow House for babies- age 4 that is fantastic--great safe place for imaginative play. We go all the time and my kids never tire of it!
Chattanooga is a pretty small city so I was expecting a small-scale museum, but this place is very thoughtfully put together. It has many interactive exhibits and is very spacious (doesn't feel crowded).
When we went there they had a special exhibit upstairs about what a school child's life is like in Japan. They had set up a full size bedroom the way it would be furnished in Japan, then it had things you could read and watch to learn more about it. THey also had a Japanese school room, and realistic examples of foods...totally cool, even I learned something.
If you have kids and are in chattanooga go here!! Its soo much fun!One of my favorite parts was the musical exhibit. My son loved banging on all the instruments and making noise! I look forward to returning soon(hope to this fall!!!)Its hard to leave at the end of the day and it takes a day to enjoy everything!!!!
This is a wonderful children's museum. There are lots of different exhibits. The museum is spaced very well. Even when it is crowded, you don't feel overwhelmed.
They have a wonderful area for toddlers that is self-contained. When my daughter was a toddler, we spent a lot of time here.
So much fun. This is a must stop for anyone traveling through TN with kids. You spend all day here and never get bored. It is big with lots of different room and activities. Make sure not to forget your camera cuz there is so much to see. There is music, coloring, discovery, and dress up for all ages.
My children loved CBM. They were able to interact with arts, science, and music and different cultures. It's a great way to spend a summer afternon. Hours could be spent and never notice. The cafe offers all sorts of food from sandwichesand salads to fruit and ice cream at a reasonable price.