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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.


The bad news is: through September 29 our upstairs gallery will have limited availability. 

The good news is: since you can't go upstairs and play, we're offering a $2 discount on most admission prices*

Admission return to our regularly posted prices on Saturday, September 30 with the opening of our summer exhibit, Run! Jump! Climb! Adventures in Action which will be at the Museum through early January. 

 (*Discount does not apply to Museums for All admissions)

Teddy Bear Clinic

Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m.

Going to the doctor and being in the hospital can be very scary for both children and adults. The Museum and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger have teamed up to offer an authentic experience unique to Chattanooga that will explain surgical and other hospital related procedures.

Teddy Bear Clinic, led by Child Life Specialists from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, allows children to become doctors and nurses as they take their patient (a teddy bear) through all the necessary steps to complete an operation.

  • The sign in process: Children will receive their surgical costumes and name their bears;
  • Triage: taking vitals and assessing their patient;
  • Operation prep;
  • Surgery;
  • and recovery

“This event plays a very important role in demystifying in-hospital procedures for children and their parents,” said Jayne Griffin, director of education at the Museum. “Creative Discovery Museum and Children's Hospital at Erlanger are the perfect team in bringing this to the children of Chattanooga. The Museum is known for excellence in children's educational programming and Children's Hospital at Erlanger will bring all of the medical expertise to the event including the use of child appropriate vocabulary and experiences that mimic the real thing as much as possible.”

A very special thanks to our partners at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger for making this event a reality at the Museum! All activities are included with Museum admission. Children participating in Teddy Bear Clinic will not be keeping the bears.

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