Creative Discovery Museum

  • 321 Chestnut St.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402

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!

Special Exhibit 

Framed: Step Into Art

September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before. Children and adults can enjoy an imaginary noontime meal in Grant Wood's Dinner for Threshers, climb into a tent and explore camping gear in John Singer Sargent's Camp at Lake O'Hara and add "corn husks" to the flower tower in Diego Rivera's Corn Festival. Enter Clementine Hunter's Big Chicken and get behind the reins of a giant rooster. Visitors can explore a small collection of Mona Lisa prints featuring the original and famous parodies, then step behind a cutout version and replace Mona Lisa's face with their own. 

Framed: Step into Art was created by Minnesota Children's Museum.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 100
  • Reception Capacity 350
  • Theatre Capacity 118
  • Banquet Capacity 350
Conservatory & Classroom
  • Reception Capacity: 36
1st Floor
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 200
2nd Floor
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 118
Full Access
  • Reception Capacity: 350
Valid: Always

$1 off admission when you show this coupon. Only one coupon needed per family/group.