Creative Discovery Museum’s (CDM) Ignite Discovery: Creating the new CDM capital campaign has been awarded $750,000 in funding from the Care Foundation of America and $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grants will fund UnEarthed, an indoor/outdoor natural science gallery for children and families and complementary educational programming. Construction is tentatively set to begin in the fall of 2022.
Creative Discovery Museum’s popular exhibit, RiverPlay, will be closed beginning Sept. 21 for renovations funded by the Ignite Discovery capital campaign project. The exhibit is set to reopen Dec. 2021 as TN RiverPlay refreshed and ready to explore.
Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) is expanding its sustainability efforts with a new educational exhibit, Solar @ CDM, accompanied by a new 41.9 kilowatt(kW) solar panel system to its existing 10kW system. The project is the first of many sustainable living and alternative energy exhibits that will be created as a part of CDM’s renovation funded by the Ignite Discovery capital campaign.
CDM is launching a national competition to create an interactive art piece that will be the centerpiece of a redesigned entrance and plaza. In the first phase of the competition, CDM is seeking qualifications from artists and artist led teams to develop proposals to create a work that reflects the Museum’s playful spirit and welcomes visitors to the museum. Proposals are due April 12, 2021 by 1 p.m.
Creative Discovery Museum’s annual fundraiser AmuseUm, was one of the last events to take place in Chattanooga prior to COVID-19 entering our community. With safety precautions still in place, CDM has reimagined AmuseUm and turned it into a delicious, safe, family-friendly event -- AmuseYum.
Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) is on the move! As a part of its $10M Ignite Discovery renovation project, CDM moved nearly half of its administrative offices across 4th street. The move will create 3,000 square feet of additional exhibit space within the Museum without adding on to the building.