November 16 - January 20
Creative Discovery Museum’s winter weather charged exhibit, Winter Wonders, returns to combine cozy traditions with winter fun. Children and families can explore a winter forest to learn about different animal tracks in the snow, get lost in the “blizzard maze” complete with blizzard tubes, and finish the wintry visit by warming up in the cozy cottage—all without leaving Chattanooga! Throughout the Winter Wonders exhibit, children may play dress up, make gingerbread cookies and shop all by themselves for holiday gifts for family members at the Holiday Shoppe. Take a stroll through the winter forest and spend time in the cozy reading area. Younger children will enjoy playing with puppets and acting out gingerbread and snow stories.
Winter Wonders provides a fun and engaging way to foster an understanding of the winter weather found in colder climates and the adventurous outdoor and cozy indoor activities that accompany this festive season.
“Winter Wonders offers families the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the holidays in a rich educational setting,” said Jayne Griffin, Director of Education. “Kids experience the joy of giving through the Creative Discovery Museum Holiday Shoppe, enjoy the fun of a winter day in the Winter Wonders exhibit and learn about all things cold in the Wintry Weather Science Demo.”
The Holiday Shoppe returns this season with an opportunity for children to pick out reasonably price items for friends and family members. Children can pick out gifts, pay for the items and receive help with gift-wrapping. The special kids’ Holiday Shoppe will be open from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17
- Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24
- Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, November 27, 29, 30
- Sunday, December 1
- Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8
- Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15
- December 19-23
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