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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 Closed Indefinitely 

Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) is a museum for all and the organization takes that very seriously. The health and safety of our visitors, staff and guests is our top priority. Being a resource for families, CDM has a social responsibility to our community and wants to participate in taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of illness in and around Chattanooga. CDM will remain closed indefinitely. All programs, events and parties are cancelled until we reopen.

For up-to-date 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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