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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.


Congratulations, Miss Jenette!

Our very own Early Childhood Manager, Jenette Dean, recently received a prestigious award from the Chattanooga Area Association for the Education of Young Children. The Hilda Avant Service to Young Children award was presented to her at the Week of the Young Child banquet. The criteria for this award includes evidence of the highest standard of professional conduct and ethics, and outstanding service that contributes to the support of young children. Jenette has worked extensively on the Museum’s recent Countdown to Kindergarten campaign and oversees our PlayGym program.
We are thrilled that the community has recognized Miss Jenette for her extraordinary understanding of early childhood and the passion, commitment and energy she devotes every day to making our community the best place for all children!



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Safeville – A Project by Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

The imaginary city of Safeville, Tenn., houses a Girls Inc. chapter too. Left: The imaginary city of Safeville, Tenn., houses a Girls Inc. chapter too.

By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

If you’ve been to the Museum recently, you’ve no doubt seen two large display cases housing dioramas as you exit RiverPlay. “But what are they for?”, you might have asked. Well, our friends at Girls Inc. of Chattanooga have been hard at work over the past few months developing a project for a newly-imagined town called Safeville and community named Strong, Smart, and Bold (SSB). The project was part of their after-school Math PLUS program. The girls designed everything from the concept and planning to the design and implementation while learning lessons in math and architecture along the way.

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