Early Childhood Activities

There are plenty of learning opportunities for our youngest guests in each Museum exhibit.

little farmhouse

Preschool adventure

Little Explorers


early childhood

programs, exhibits, and events for cdm's youngest guests and their families.

Registered program for children ages 4 months - 2 years and their caregivers.


Registered drop-off program for children ages 3-4.


Semi-regular general admission event with developmentally appropriate activities for CDM's youngest guests.


Kindergarten readiness

We're excited to partner with other community organizations to prepare our youngest guests for a big adventure - kindergarten! Click the buttons below to take a look at the resources available to parents and caregivers.

Our Early Childhood Specialist and education team created a downloadable resource for activities to try at home that reinforce kindergarten readiness skills.


Next time you visit the Museum, keep an eye out for Kindergarten Readiness signs with a QR code to scan for additional activities to encourage skill-building in our exhibits.


Looking for more resources? Chattanooga 2.0 and other community partners are on a mission to make kindergarten readiness information accessible! Visit their website to learn more.


learn at home

Take your toddler's experience of the Museum home with you through guided story times and sensory activities!