Creative Discovery Museum Trip Tips


Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk upon arrival. An express admission lane is available for members and people already possessing tickets.  Tickets can be purchased online and will be mailed within three days of purchase.

Food and Drink

For your convenience, Creative Discovery Museum's Café Dino-Mite is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 a school, tour group, or family, call ahead to order bag lunches. Café Dino-Mite even sells its extra tasty cookies by the dozen for you to take home. Call (423) 756-2738 for a menu or to place your order. A downloadable menu is also available.

Shopping Opportunities

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. Museum Gift Shop hours: 10am-5pm. For special holiday hours and for gift assistance, please call the Museum Gift Shop directly at (423) 756-2738 ext. 251.


All restrooms and exhibit galleries are fully accessible (except the top level of the Lookout Tower and the top level of RiverPlay). If you have special needs, call (423) 756-2738 prior to your visit.

Lost and Found

If you have lost or found a personal item, please stop by our Ticket Desk.

Lost Children/Medical and Safety Emergencies

In case of a lost child, medical or safety emergency, please notify the nearest Museum staff member or alert the Ticket Desk staff.

Nursing and Baby Care

A nursing room is available in the women's restroom in the Atrium on the First Floor. Diapering facilities are available in all restrooms.

Camera Usage

Visitors may take photos or record video or audiotapes for personal use. Any other use requires advance notice and express, prior, written permission.

Museum Rules and Guidelines

  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Adults unaccompanied by children must provide proper photo identification (driver's license or passport) and leave it at the ticket desk.
  • Visitors may leave and return using their wrist bands on the same day of purchase.
  • Shoes must be kept on at all times.
  • For the safety of your children and all Museum visitors, smoking is not permitted in the Museum.
  • Weapons are not permitted on Museum property.
  • Food and beverages are permitted only in Café Dino-Mite.
  • Please refrain from loitering, running or blocking the ramps, walkways or entryways.
  • Abusive and obscene language is prohibited.
  • Please be courteous to the visitors around you.

Online Coupon available!

Print our online coupon for $1 off admission to Creative Discovery Museum.