Category Archives: Museum Happenings

Meet the MEs: Madeline Otting

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By Caroline Jackson
Public Relations Intern

The Museum Educators at Creative Discovery Museum create fun, playful and positive experiences through interactions and engagement with visitors. So if you’ve ever visited our Museum, you have probably seen Madeline excitedly teaching guests the wonders of science all the while displaying her infectious smile.  Continue reading →

7 Things You Might Not Know about Creative Discovery Museum

annual-report-coverBy Lynda LeVan
Director of External Affairs

Here are some uncommon things about the Museum you don’t know and may not have guessed. For the full story of what goes on at Creative Discovery Museum, check out our 2015 annual report on our website.  Continue reading →

The Importance of Patriotism

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By Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

“You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high flyin’ flag, and forever in peace may you wave…”

These words are etched in the mind of every child who graduated from Fairyland School during the 1980s and ’90s. In those days, when teachers had time to teach the “soft skills” (like getting along with others, self-esteem, and the confidence to perform in front of a group), the emphasis on memorizing patriotic songs and “recitations” that  I experienced in school as a child of the ’50s was already waning. Continue reading →

Museum Spotlight: Countdown to Kindergarten

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

They might not know all of their numbers just quite yet, but rising kindergartners across Chattanooga will soon be counting down the days until they start big school thanks in part to our Countdown to Kindergarten program. Continue reading →

Museum Spotlight: Senior Play Night Delivers Fun for All Ages

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

Local non-profit, Causeway, recently posed a question to all of  Chattanooga: “How can more opportunities to play make Chattanooga a stronger city?”

You might think as a children’s museum that specializes in learning through play, a day at the Museum might have been enough to answer the question. But, three teens in our
Museum Apprentice Program (MAPs) wanted to take it a step further and reach a group that is unfortunately frequently left out of the play conversation: senior citizens.   Continue reading →

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