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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. We have implemented new policies and procedures to help keep all of our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Timed tickets and masks are required for entry. For more information or to reserve your tickets, click here.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, CDM will be closed to the general public and members on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to host school groups and paid programs like PlayGym, STEAM Club for Homeschool, Destination Discovery at CDM and Club Discovery.


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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