Buzz Alley and Bee Garden

Come explore Buzz Alley and see the honey bee's role as a pollinator and learn about the importance of beekeeping in helping to sustain healthy beehives. Learn about the stages of development, pollinate flowers, try in a beekeeper's outfit and much more in this exhibit all about our friend, the honey bee.  And join us in July as the Museum celebrates the fruits of the bee's labor with our annual Honey Harvest event.  For more information about the life cycle of bees, contact Karen Dewhirst at (423) 756-2738 ext. 294 or via email at

Our rooftop garden is now a certified butterfly and monarch garden! Our garden provides resources that increase the world's population of butterflies. 

Buzz Alley is one component of a project shared between Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Nature Center, Hamilton County Department of Education and the ad hoc Friends of William’s Wildflowers Committee. Components of the collaboration include the Museum’s exhibit, a book, curriculum and a nature tour. The Lyndhurst Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga are major funders of this collaborative project.