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Programs & Camps

Our programs and camps are designed to be an addition to our community and provide a safe space to never stop learning.

Outreach Programs

We'll Bring the museum To you

CDM's certified teachers bring hands-on, standards-based lessons straight to your classroom! Lessons focus on a variety of STEAM topics and are designed for early childhood to 8th grade.

Educator Resources

We never forget about the dedicated educators of our community. That's why we provide resources that can't be found anywhere else.

View It & Do It

We now offer our standards-based, exciting Science Theater lessons in a virtual, flexible, hands-on format through View It and Do It!

Discovery Virtual Learning

Discovery Virtual Learning Experiences provide the opportunity to take advantage of the Museum’s hands-on instruction using the classroom environment.

Bioenergy Lessons Online

These lessons are organized by grade level and are designed to give students a fun, hands-on introduction to the science related to biofuels.

School Group Tours

A classroom tour is a wonderful way to help students make real-world connections between education content and concrete examples.

STEAM Tours

Our STEAM Tours dazzle students with spectacular examples of physical and chemical phenomena and make science come to life.

Classroom Lessons

We'll bring the museum to you! Enjoy a hands-on experience for students inside the classroom.

Family Nights

An evening event for families. Creative Discovery Museum provides all the materials for 9 activities serving up to 300 participants.

Innovation Clubs

CDM’s newest opportunity for kids to explore fun and engaging topics with their peers throughout the year!

LEGO® Club
Ages 6-8

Welcome to the exciting world of LEGO® brick building! This introductory club allows kids to explore building using their imagination.

Club Discovery
Ages 6-12

Club Discovery is an inclusive after-school program for friends with a diagnosis and their typically developing peers to enjoy the museum.

Artist in Residence: Kanika Wellington Jones

Kanika Wellington Jones will create a language-specific residency using her skills as a poet to help kids make their own poetic artwork.

Artist in Residence: Madison Myers

The featured December Art Studio artist for CDM's Artist Residency Program is muralist Madison Myers, focusing on the topic of animals.

Winter Camp: Melting into FUN
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Looking for an exciting to way to spend winter break? CDM is offering an engaging and flexible winter camp that will be fun for everyone!

Innovation Clubs

Innovation Clubs are CDM's newest opportunity for kids to explore fun and engaging topics with their peers while enjoying the museum!

Robotics Club
Ages 9-12

Interested in robotics and coding? This club is full of assembling and programming robots to complete fun challenges with friends!

Art Club
Ages 6-8

Join us for a fun and educational introduction to a variety of different art concepts, techniques and mediums for kids 6-8 years old!

Make It Club
Ages 9-12

Looking for a place to tinker and make things? This club for kids 9-12 years old will explore the interesting happenings in the maker world.

LEGO® Club
Ages 6-8

Welcome to the exciting world of LEGO® brick building! This introductory club allows kids to explore building using their imagination.

Girl Scout Junior Badges

Girl Scout Juniors can work toward a badge at our Scout Workshops located in Chattanooga, Tenn. We will take care of all the details.

Girl Scout Brownie Badge

During a lock-in, a Brownie Girl Scout can complete some or most requirements for one Brownie Badge. Check out the options for your group!

Webelo Activity Badge

During a lock-in, Scouts have the opportunity to complete the requirements for a badge. All Scouts participate in the same activity.

Club Discovery
Ages 6-12

Club Discovery is an inclusive after-school program for friends with a diagnosis and their typically developing peers to enjoy the museum.

PlayGym

PlayGym uses age appropriate fun to encourage the development of motor, cognitive & social skills for children 4-months to 4-years.

Sensory Night

A free, low-sensory event on the first Thursday of every month for children and families with sensory sensitivities. Registration required.

Robotics Club
Ages 9-12

Interested in robotics and coding? This club is full of assembling and programming robots to complete fun challenges with friends!

Artist in Residence: Kanika Wellington Jones

Kanika Wellington Jones will create a language-specific residency using her skills as a poet to help kids make their own poetic artwork.

Artist in Residence: Madison Myers

The featured December Art Studio artist for CDM's Artist Residency Program is muralist Madison Myers, focusing on the topic of animals.

Winter Camp: Melting into FUN
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Looking for an exciting to way to spend winter break? CDM is offering an engaging and flexible winter camp that will be fun for everyone!

Innovation Clubs

Innovation Clubs are CDM's newest opportunity for kids to explore fun and engaging topics with their peers while enjoying the museum!

Robotics Club
Ages 9-12

Interested in robotics and coding? This club is full of assembling and programming robots to complete fun challenges with friends!

Art Club
Ages 6-8

Join us for a fun and educational introduction to a variety of different art concepts, techniques and mediums for kids 6-8 years old!

Make It Club
Ages 9-12

Looking for a place to tinker and make things? This club for kids 9-12 years old will explore the interesting happenings in the maker world.

LEGO® Club
Ages 6-8

Welcome to the exciting world of LEGO® brick building! This introductory club allows kids to explore building using their imagination.

Girl Scout Junior Badges

Girl Scout Juniors can work toward a badge at our Scout Workshops located in Chattanooga, Tenn. We will take care of all the details.

Girl Scout Brownie Badge

During a lock-in, a Brownie Girl Scout can complete some or most requirements for one Brownie Badge. Check out the options for your group!

Webelo Activity Badge

During a lock-in, Scouts have the opportunity to complete the requirements for a badge. All Scouts participate in the same activity.

Club Discovery
Ages 6-12

Club Discovery is an inclusive after-school program for friends with a diagnosis and their typically developing peers to enjoy the museum.

PlayGym

PlayGym uses age appropriate fun to encourage the development of motor, cognitive & social skills for children 4-months to 4-years.

Sensory Night

A free, low-sensory event on the first Thursday of every month for children and families with sensory sensitivities. Registration required.

Art Club
Ages 6-8

Join us for a fun and educational introduction to a variety of different art concepts, techniques and mediums for kids 6-8 years old!

Learn at Home

We are giving you access to tons of play-based activities and experiences to enjoy at home! Share your experiences with us with #CDMatHome.

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Art with Sticks
Creativity TV

We are combining arts and the outdoors on this episode of Creativity TV!

DIY Sensory Bins
Creativity TV

Erin demonstrates several ways you can create sensory bins for your little ones.

Composting
Creativity TV

Meet Karen in Culinary Corner and learn how to make your own compost in a 2 liter bottle!

The Science of Weather
Creativity TV

Meet Ashley in our Science Theater as she conducts some weather experiments that will blow you away!

Marshmallow Science
Creativity TV

It's time for Kitchen Chemistry! Join Haven in Culinary Corner for Marshmallow Science!

“Freedom Is” Poetry Prompt
Creativity TV

Erika Roberts guides you through a prompting moment for your family to think about what the word freedom means to you and those in our community.

Embroidery with Susan Parks
Creativity TV

Learn the basics of embroidery with Artist in Residence, Susan Parks!

Tie-dyed Milk
STEAM

Milk, like water, has a property known as surface tension learn more about it with this colorful experiment.

Secret Valentine
STEAM

Create a secret Valentine using a plastic grocery bag and a permanent marker.