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Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum is one of the top children's museums in the country. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, just steps away from the Tennessee Aquarium, Tennessee Riverfront and other fun Chattanooga Attractions for kids.


What if you could be a world traveler in a single visit to Creative Discovery Museum? Discover different art forms from around the world as you explore the Museum!

Children can travel the world through numerous hands-on experiences. In Excavation Station, dig for dinosaur bones and analyze different types of sand from around the globe. Recreate famous works of art from Colombia to France in the Arts Gallery. Play and listen to instruments from countries near and far. Make your own Turkish tiles in the Art Studio. Touch, taste and smell different spices. And take a journey to over 50 countries in the Museum’s traveling exhibit, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Countries Near and Far. America to Zanzibar celebrates the diversity of Muslim cultures in America and around the world through art, architecture, design, music, trade, travel and more!


  • Scavenger Hunt dates: Friday, March 9 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Free Spring Break Safari Guide is available at the ticket desk.
  • Visit* our permanent exhibits including RiverPlay, Make It gallery, Little Yellow House, Visual & Performing Arts galleries, Excavation Station, Corner Clinic, Buzz Alley & Bee Garden, Rooftop Fun Factory, Lookout Tower, and much more!
  • Explore* our traveling exhibit (Feb.3 - May 13, 2018) America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far
  • Get a free sticker when you show the exterior Scavenger Hunt photos to our ticket desk! (No admission required)
  • Receive a gift from the Museum Shop when you show your Spring Break Safari coupon!
  • Get a mystery gift when you show the interior Scavenger Hunt photos!
* Admission required

Download your Spring Break Safari guide for details about this and other activities around Chattanooga during Spring Break!


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