Creative Discovery Museum

One of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Creative Discovery Museum inspires children’s passion for learning through play. Whether creating a clay sculpture in the Artists' Studio, zooming a message through a pneumatic tube in Inventors' Clubhouse, digging for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or creating an ensemble cast of characters in the Back Alley Theatre, this museum is full of hands-on family fun. Children 4 years and younger can spend time exploring the infant garden of the Little Yellow House, while kids of all ages will enjoy RiverPlay's 2-1/2 story high climbing structure. Riverplay also offers an interactive watercourse to sail boats, learn about locks and dams, and shoot jets of water to make whirligigs spin!

Kings, Queens & Castles – Saturday, January 14 – Sunday May 14, 2017 The game of chess comes to life in this innovative, hands-on family exhibit. With a giant medieval castle, slides, life-size chessboard, large-scale chess pieces, and chess-playing and art-making stations, children of all ages and chess-playing ability will be able to experience this timeless game in a brand new way.

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit
Saturday May 27 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

Step into colorful adventures based on the work of renowned and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle, including the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

321 Chestnut Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • (423) 756-2738
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