A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Child dresses up in a shark costume at the Museum.

Submitted photo by Samantha Dmochowski. Circa 1996.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re looking back and smiling at all the memories we’ve created and been a part of. Many guests have shared stories of what the Museum meant to them growing up. Some are even making new memories by bringing their children now. We thought we’d share a few of these with you as we walk down memory lane together. Continue reading →

Reading for Fun!

By Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

A mom reads a book to her child.The ragged pieces of the book sat on the table for days waiting – maybe begging – to be replaced. If only those pages could talk, they would probably say, “Give me a break from all of the action. PLEASE bring in a fresh copy!”

The book in question – Kisses by Barney Saltzberg – had been a favorite of my 5-year-old grandson in his younger years and was now in his 2-year-old sisters’ top-10. Not only had the slides, flaps and pulls in the well-loved book been mangled by little fingers, but it has been a“read-it-again” book that has been cuddled a bit too close during nap times for years. Continue reading →

Get to Know Your H20

By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

Child plays with water in Riverplay exhibit.

Children made a splash in Riverplay as they celebrated National Drinking Water Week.

Water seems pretty simple. It’s clear and good for you to drink. It’s nearly everywhere you turn – in the sink, the pool, and countless other places. It’s just water, right? Well, you may not realize the amount of hard work that goes into delivering it to you safely and what we can do to help conserve water for other people on a daily basis. Continue reading →

20 Years of Fun and Discovery

Every goal starts with a dream. Our's also started with a construction model!

Every goal starts with a dream. Our’s also started with a construction model!

By Henry Schulson
Executive Director

The sense of discovery in a child is one of life’s greatest gifts. It often leads to unmatched bursts of creativity, wonder, and amazement no matter the activity. Since our opening in 1995, Creative Discovery Museum has focused on one mission – to create exciting opportunities for discovery through a unique combination of learning and play. Exhibits have come and gone, programs keep changing, but the sense of discovery has remained the core for everything we’ve done and continue to do moving forward. Continue reading →

Safeville – A Project by Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

The imaginary city of Safeville, Tenn., houses a Girls Inc. chapter too.

The imaginary city of Safeville, Tenn., houses a Girls Inc. chapter too.

By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

If you’ve been to the Museum recently, you’ve no doubt seen two large display cases housing dioramas as you exit RiverPlay. “But what are they for?”, you might have asked. Well, our friends at Girls Inc. of Chattanooga have been hard at work over the past few months developing a project for a newly-imagined town called Safeville and community named Strong, Smart, and Bold (SSB). The project was part of their after-school Math PLUS program. The girls designed everything from the concept and planning to the design and implementation while learning lessons in math and architecture along the way.

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