Chattanooga Cafe and Toy Store


Museum Shop

Our Museum Gift Shop offers unique educational toys, books and gifts designed to stimulate a child's imagination and create opportunities for children and their families to experiment, explore and discover together. The Museum Shop is open during regular Museum hours all year. Know someone visiting the Museum soon? Why not send them a gift certificate they can use in the shop or in the café? Gift certificates of any size may be purchased online.

Did you know the Museum Shop has a children's gift registry? The next time you visit the Museum, sign your child up in the Shop for his or her special day (or the holidays) so family and friends will know where to get your kid the most fun and educational gifts around.

Children’s gifts are our specialty, so thanks in advance for remembering to stop by and let us help you find an educational or unique gift at a great price!

For gift assistance, please call the Museum Gift Shop directly at (423) 756-2738 ext. 251.


Café Dino-Mite

You don't have to leave to have lunch when you spend your day at Creative Discovery Museum. Visit Café Dino-Mite for a variety of tasty treats. From sandwiches to popcorn to fresh fruit, you'll find something for everyone here.

Download the Café Menu (PDF)

Café Dino-Mite's menu features tasty sandwiches and paninis, salads, hamburgers and hot dogs; fresh fruit, carrots, yogurt and other items, such as chili and nachos are also available. Café Dino-Mite is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Memorial Day through Labor Day Café Dino-Mite will be open seven days a week, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are visiting the Museum with your school, tour group, or family, you may call ahead to order bag lunches. Café Dino-Mite even sells its scrumptious cookies by the dozen for you to take home.

Call (423) 756-2738 for a menu or to place your order.

With the wide range of known food allergies, the Museum can not guarantee that the Café is allergen free. Please contact the Café in advance if food allergies are a concern for your family.