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published on 03/22/2008



Now Open Wednesday,
Clifford Opens May 17,
Museum Birthday Party May 24
Summer Camps,
Science Theatre Fourth Fridays,
Artists In Residence

Please be sure your calendar entries for Creative Discovery Museum reflect current hours: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

Creative Discovery Museum is open Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: noon - 5 p.m. Tickets are $8.95 for children and adults. Creative Discovery Museum is located at 321 Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga. For more information, call , or visit

May 17 - Sept. 28, 2008
Inspired by Scholastic Entertainment’s top-rated TV show on PBS Kids, our new temporary exhibit ADVENTURES WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG! offers numerous immersive “paws-on” adventures that reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas”—ten simple tangible life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be a Good Friend and Help Others. Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the World of Clifford™. Help fill Clifford’s dog bowl, find “bone”-ifide treasures at T-Bone’s Beach, and play a variety of instruments at the Musical Marina,

May 24, Details to come.

Complete information is in a separate release.

March 28: Awesome Automata
April 25: Mystifying Mazes
May 23: No Activities for Memorial Day Weekend
June 27: Rockin' Robots
July 25: Cardboard Creations
August 29: No Activities for Labor Day Weekend
Every Fourth Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Creative Discovery Museum Science Theatre invites children and families to come have fun with science. Activity stations will be set up throughout the Science Theatre so that children can work through the areas at their own speed. Each station is staffed to provide directions needed to complete the activity and a science tidbit about the activity. Cost is $9 per child ages 4 and up. Creative Discovery Museum member cost is $8 per child. Younger children are welcome. We will have different age appropriate activities for younger scientists. parents are free. Call to pre-register. Creative Discovery Museum Science Theatre is located inside Northgate Mall. The entrances is on the back side of the mall between JC Penney and Belk.

Creative Discovery Museum's innovative early childhood enrichment program is a carefully designed program that encourages the development of motor skills, cognitive skills, social skills, and self-confidence. Fun-filled, age appropriate activities using colorful gym equipment and sensory stimulation provide a wealth of "food" for the brain. Parents and children make friends, share special time together, enjoy new experiences, and have fun.

There are four age-appropriate levels of PlayGym.
4 to 14 months: Tues. 9:30 a.m. and Thurs. 10:30 a.m.
12 to 24 months: Mon. 10:30 a.m., Tue. 10:30 a.m., Thurs. 11:30 a.m., and Fri. 10:30 a.m.
24 to 36 months: Tues. 11:30 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. or Fri. 11:30 a.m.
36 to 47 months: Mon. 11:30 a.m. and Fri. 9:30 a.m..

Upcoming PlayGym sessions:
Apr. 28-May 23, 4-week mini-session
June 2-Aug 1, 8 weeks (9-week period but will not meet June 30-July 4)
Aug. 4-29, 4-week mini session

Class Fees By Session: 8-week Sessions: CDM Members $65; Non-Members $85; 4-week mini-sessions: CDM Members $32.50; Non-Members $42.50. Participants can begin at any time during a session, but fees cannot be pro-rated. For reservations, call or .


Bob Hartje, Young Numismatics Performance
Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29 from 1-4pm each day, Museum Atrium
Director of the Young Numismatics of Chattanooga, Bob Hartje will be at the museum to show and discuss the history of metal and money while also performing historical skits relating to the formation of U.S. coins.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents: String Ensemble
Saturday, April 5 @ 2pm & 3pm, Museum Auditorium
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) will present the third in a four-part series featuring the String and Wind Ensembles. This performance will feature the String Ensemble. This show is appropriate for families with toddlers and young children.

Ballet Tennessee Presents: Beatles Tribute Performance
Saturday, April 26 @ 1pm & 3pm, Museum Atrium
Ballet Tennessee will present a special Beatles Tribute Performance in the museum’s atrium. Both visually stunning and beautifully choreographed, this program is great for children all ages.

TaleSpin Storytelling Event / Chattanooga Downtown Partnership
Saturday, May 10 from 1pm-4pm, Museum Auditorium
For a second year, the TaleSpin Storytelling event will showcase four tellers at Creative Discovery Museum. These tellers will share stories for children and adults to enjoy.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Wind Ensemble
Saturday, May 17 at 2pm & 3pm, Museum Auditorium
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) will present the fourth in a four-part series featuring the String and Wind Ensembles. This performance will feature the Wind Ensemble. This show is appropriate for families with toddlers and young children.

Trick Dancing with Corey Diamond and Travis Ford
Saturday, May 31 at 1pm & 3pm, Museum Atrium
Dancers Corey Diamond and Travis Ford will perform a unique form of dance that’s part break-dance, part jumping and part martial arts. Children and adults will enjoy this lively performance.

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