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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 families.


CDM is Now Open!

We've missed you and are so excited to welcome you back to Creative Discovery Museum. During our closure, we have been busy cleaning, repairing and preparing for our reopening. A phased reopening plan will begin June 22 for members only. General admission guests will have the opportunity to explore the Museum beginning June 29. For more information, click here.


We are creating the new CDM

Over the last 25 years, we’ve accomplished a lot to be proud of. We’ve welcomed over 5 million visitors, served 711,000 students through our education outreach programs and provided free and reduced admissions for over 683,000 children and their caregivers. 

And we aren’t done yet. 

CDM is embarking on its first ever capital campaign -- Ignite Discovery: Creating the new CDM.  We are raising $10 million to fund comprehensive renovations to the facility and exhibits, creating the new CDM for years to come. And thanks to community and business leaders, we have already raised $5.6 million towards our goal. 

Will you help us create the new CDM? Visit ignitecdm.com to donate today.




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