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Open from 10am - 5pm.
Closed Wednesdays through March 15.

Plan ahead and purchase tickets online in advance. Due to capacity limits, Creative Discovery Museum may sell out - especially on weekends or holidays.

Tickets are valid for the entire day, including exit and reentry into the Museum. See Guest Relations for a stamp to come and go as you please!

If you have questions regarding tickets, please email or call (423) 648-6052.

Renovations are ongoing on some of the first floor, but the entire second floor is open and ready to explore!

ACM and EBT ticket discounts are available at Guest Relations with proper discount documentation.

If you qualify for free admission, please visit Guest Relations to receive your tickets.

WIC and Pandemic EBT cards are not accepted for discounted tickets.

CDM is not an ASTC reciprocal institution.

Museums for All EBT Discount
Military with ID
Law Enforcement outside of Hamilton County with ID
General Admission
Foster Parents & Children
Seniors (65+)
Discount for Aquarium Passholders
Local Police & Firefighters with ID

Complimentary Tickets

As a favorite southeast Tennessee destination, we receive a high volume of donation requests each month. We are happy to consider a donation (4 general admission tickets) to other non-profit organizations when provided with the following details:

Name of non-profit organization
Name and date of fundraising event
Name/Title and contact information of non-profit organization representative
Mailing address

While we wish that we could grant all requests, as a non-profit organization we must limit the number of contributions we make annually. Donations are limited to one-per-year and must be submitted 6 weeks in advance of your event for approval and processing.