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Creative Discovery Museum (Chattanooga Childrens' Museum)
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Quick Description: This Children's Museum is located at 321 Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2013 1:07:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMHG0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeeOCachers
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Long Description:
From the Museum web site:

We're a popular place! Our staff welcomes approximately 260,000 guests every year. The Museum fulfills its mission through permanent and temporary exhibits and an extensive array of education programs. The audience for these exhibits and programs include children, families, parents, teachers, caregivers, schools and organizations that serve children. The Museum is recognized as a vital educational resource and collaborates with over 40 different community partners providing a variety of educational programs.

The General Admission visitor to the Museum is offered a variety of programs including art lessons, science demonstrations, story times, as well as "spur of the moment" activities. The art lessons change monthly and offer parents and children the opportunity to engage in a fun educational lesson offered by trained instructors. The science demonstration changes two or three times per year and feature subjects such as liquid nitrogen, light, bugs, and health. The "spur of the moment" activities might include bringing a snake into the atrium of the Museum for children to touch or inviting children to "get their heart rates up" in an activity called Just Move.

We strive to be as accessible as possible to families throughout the greater Chattanooga area. Over 30,000 children and families take advantage of free admission programs each year. The Museum provides free admission to the community for two days during the week before Christmas. We also distribute free tickets to various social service agencies that serve clients that otherwise could not afford to come to the Museum. We also provide free admission to the families of children who attend the Museum Magnet elementary and middle schools. In addition to the free admission program, the Museum offers discounted admissions to school groups with students who participate in free or reduced school lunch programs.

Schools are served by the Museum in a variety of ways including school tours and school outreach. School tours include the highlights tour and the themed tour offering a more in-depth classroom curriculum connected experience within the Museum setting. Each year about 25,000 students are served through one of these tour formats.

In addition to opening our doors for guests to come to the Museum, we have Museum instructors who bring the Museum to you! Our instructors presented interactive science and art lessons to over 18,000 students as part of the school outreach program. This program was launched in 2004 with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

As part of the Museum's mission, we want to not only meet but exceed the expectations of every child. Throughout the year, the Museum hosts several programs for children with disabilities, as well as, a fun, interactive exhibit emphasizing disability awareness that is educational for children and adults.

Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
321 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee
37402


Phone #: (423) 648-6054

Directions:
Northwest corner of Chestnut Street and 4th Street (Tennessee Highway 389) one block south of AT&T Stadium.


Hours of Operation:
Hours are seasonal: Extended Summer Hours (mid-June - Mid-August) Daily 9:30AM to 5:30PM Summer Hours (Mid-August - Labor Day) Sunday Noon to 5:00PM Monday - Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM Fall & Winter Hours (Labor Day thru February) Sunday Noon to 5:00PM Monday & Tuesday 10:00AM to 5:00PM Wednesday Closed Thursday - Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM Spring Hours (March - Mid-June) Sunday Noon to 5:00PM Monday - Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Focus of Museum: Inspire all children to explore, innovate, create and play.

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A picture of you, your family OR your GPS at either an interesting location inside the Museum or with the name or logo showing from the outside of the Museum.
2. Please answer the following questions in your log as best you can: - What sections of the Museum did you visit? - What was your experience like? - Did you participate in any programs? - What was your favourite part of the Museum? - Are there any amenities you can share? - Overall, how was your visit?
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