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Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The second floor is closed for renovation. Tickets will be discounted through September 30, 2022.
Timed tickets are recommended.

Mask Policy
Masks are strongly recommended regardless of vaccination status.

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

Renovations are underway on the second floor. But don't worry! The majority of our exhibits are on the first floor.

Local Police & Firefighters with ID
Law Enforcement outside of Hamilton County with ID
Military with ID
Discount for Aquarium Passholders (discounted due to second floor renovation)
Foster Parents & Children
Seniors (65+)
Museums for All EBT Discount
General Admission (discounted due to second floor renovation)
CDM is not an ASTC reciprocal institution.

Proof of discount may be requested. If you qualify for free admission, please call (423) 648-6052 to reserve your ticket.
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 of fundraising event
Date of fundraising event
Name/title of non-profit organization representative
Contact information for the 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.