Do you need a quick idea for entertaining your children? Look no further; here’s a long list of fun activities for the whole family right here in Chattanooga!
85+ Family Fun Activities in Chattanooga
Hunter Art Museum: Children and teens are always free! Adults are $20; Hours: Monday, 10am-5pm, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 10am-5pm, Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday: Noon-5pm
Creative Discovery Museum: Adults and children over 2 years old are $15.95; Hours: Daily 10am – 5pm
International Towing Museum: Adults – $10, 6-14 years old – $60, 5 and under are free; Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00, Sunday – 11:00 – 5:00
Battles for Chattanooga: Adults: $7.95, Children (ages 6-12): $4.95, Ages 5 & Under: Free; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Rest of the Year: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bessie Smith Cultural Center: Adults: $10, Senior Citizens & Students: $7.00, Members & Children (5 & under): Free; Tuesday – Friday: 10am-5pm
Sculpture Fields at Montague Park: Free and open to the public; Open Every Day from Dusk to Dawn, Winter:Approximately 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Summer: Approximately 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
6th Cavalry Museum: Current & Former 6th U.S. Cavalry – Free, Adults – $5, Students – $3, Children 5 and under – Free; Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m, Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Everlasting Nation Museum: Free to the public, self-guided & guided tours available. Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
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The Sweet and Savory Classroom: Parent/child classes, family classes, kids camps, kids workshops, and birthday parties are all offered here. Prices and times vary.
Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater: Adults: $34.95, Children: $21.95, Sunday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Highpoint Climbing: Day Passes Adults: $19, Children $17, Daily 6am-10pm
Chattanooga Public Library: Free to the public; Monday-Thursday: 8am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday: 9am – 6pm, Sunday: Closed
Red Bank Bounce: Rates are for 2 hours of jump time; Children 2-11: $10.00 +tax, Children 2 and under are free with an older paying sibling(one free child to one paid child), Red Bank Bounce is for children 11 and under only. Wednesday – Sunday: 10am-6pm
Defy Chattanooga: Ticket prices and rates vary; Sunday – Friday: 9am – 9pm, Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Urban Air Chattanooga: Multiple priced passes, Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm.
Playdatez Indoor Playground: 0 – 11 months: free, 12 months – 18yo: $14.99 ($16.99 weekends), Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Splitz Alley: Daily packages available, Monday – Closed, Tuesday 3pm – 9pm, Wednesday 3pm – 9pm, Thursday 3pm – 11pm, Friday 3pm – 12am, Saturday 3pm – 12am, Sunday 3pm – 11pm
Xtreme Air: Ticket prices and rates vary; Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 9pm, Friday: 12pm – 11pm, Saturday: 10am – 11pm, Sunday: 1pm – 8pm.
Spare Time Bowling: Open Bowling: $5.79 per person/per game, Friday & Saturday after 6PM: $35.99 per lane/per hour, Shoe Rental $4.99, Laser Tag $8.00 per person/per game; Sunday 9AM – 11PM, Monday – Thursday 10AM – 11PM, Friday 10AM – 1AM, Saturday 9AM – 1AM
Open Gym at Gymnastics Center of Chattanooga (Hixson and Ootlewah): Preschool Open Gym ($5 per child) Elementary School Open Gym Ages 4-12 ($15 per child) Check schedule for location and time.
Hamilton Place Mall Play Area: Free to the public; Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm, Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Chuck E. Cheese: Prices vary; Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm
River City Pottery: Prices and times vary on classes
Modern Play: Prices and times vary on classes
Downtown YMCA: Prices vary on memberships; Monday – Friday: 4:45am – 9pm, Saturday: 6am – 6pm, Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Chattanooga Theatre Centre: Showtimes and ticket prices are available on their website
Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center: Prices based on attractions and activities
Civil Axe: Tuesday – Thursday: 2:15 – 10:45pm, Friday – Saturday: 2:15 – 12am, Sunday: 1pm – 9:30pm; 1 hour – $20, 2 hours – $35
The Tivoli, Memorial Auditorium, and the Walker Theatre: Prices and times vary on shows
Miracle League Playground: Free to the public
Greenway Farms: Free to the public; Open daily from dawn to dusk
Chattanooga Area Playgrounds: Free to the public
Rock City: Adults: $24.95, Children (Ages 3-12): $14.95; Hours of operation depend on the season
Ruby Falls: Adult $24.95, Child (ages 3-12) $13.95, Age 2 and under – FREE; Open Daily 8am – 8pm
Raccoon Mountain Caverns: Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday – Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Chattanooga Zoo: Open daily from 9am – 5pm; Adults, $14.95 – $16.95, Seniors, $12.95 – $14.95, $11.95 – $13.95 Ages 3-12, Ages 2 and under are free
Incline Railway: Hours depend on the season; Ticket prices are between $7 and $15.
Lookout Mountain Flight Park: Free to the public for watching
Bike Chattanooga: Open daily; $8 for one day pass, $15 for 3 day pass, $50 for an annual pass
Coolidge Park: Daily 6am – 9pm; free to the public
Walnut Street Bridge: Open all day and pet friendly
Lake Winnie: Open May 8 – September 19, hours vary; Lake Winnie unlimited rides day pass – $29, Unlimited rides and SoakYa pass – $36.95
Chickamauga Battlefield: Free to the public
Point Park: Daily 8:30am – sunset, Visitor Center 9am – 5pm (free admission); $7 admission for 16+
Chattanooga Riverwalk: Free to the public
Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center: 8am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday; Donations preferred for visits
Topgolf: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday: 10am – 12am; Prices vary
Greenway Farms: Free to public
Water and Pools
Chester Frost Park: Free to the public; Day Use Area Hours: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily, Beach Area Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
Warner Park Splash Park: Summer hours, $3 for adults ages 14 and up, $2 for 13 and under. Under 2 are free.
City of Chattanooga Public Pools: Prices and times vary on locations
UTC Aquatic Center: Prices and times vary on events
Red Clay Resort: Summer hours – 10am – 6pm daily, Monday – Wednesday: $7 per person, Thursday- Sunday: $9 per person, All Holidays: $10 per person
Cleveland YMCA Pool & Splash Pad: Indoor pool: Open 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. for lap swim/personal exercise, Closed Monday/Wednesday between 10:30 -11:15 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday between 10-11 a.m. Outdoor Pool: Monday-Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sundays 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Suck Creek: Free to the public
Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness: Free to the public; Gate hours: 7am – 8pm
Chickamauga Dam/Chickamauga Lake: Free to the public
Rainbow Lake: Free to the public
Big Soddy Gulf Creek: Free to the public
Blue Hole Soddy Daisy: Free to the public
Lula Lake: Gate pass: $16; Open to the public on the first and last weekend of every month
Cloundland Canyon: $5 parking pass; Open daily from 7am – 10pm
Glen Falls: Free to the public
Blowing Wind Falls: Free to the public
Falling Water Falls: Free to the public
Laurel Falls: Free to the public
Rainbow Falls: Free to the public
Chattanooga Lookouts: Ticket prices vary
Chattanooga Red Wolves: Ticket prices vary
UTC Athletics: Ticket prices vary
Chattanooga Football Club: Ticket prices vary
Chattanooga Ducks: Ages 13 and Over $29.99, Child (3-12) $19.99, 2 and under $5.99; tour dates and times vary
The Southern Belle: Cruise times vary; Ages 13+ $29.99, Child (Ages 3-12) $19.99, Infant (Ages 0-2) $5.99
Chattanooga Trolley Tours: Tour locations and prices vary
Blue Heaven River Tours: 2 Hour: $195.00, 4 Hour: $295.00, 3/4 Day: $395.00, Full Day: $495.00
Missionary Ridge Train Rides: Tour locations and prices vary
Tennessee River Sunset Tours: Paddle board or kayak down the Tennessee River, prices and tours vary
Pints and Pedals: Tour times vary; Public seats – $25, Private bikes – $295
Chattanooga Ghost Tours: Tour times vary; Half Size Tour (No One Under 13 Without Permission) $20.95, Military $19.95, Adult Full Tour $19.50, Child (Ages 3-12) $18
Chatt Taste Tour: Tour locations and prices vary
ChattaBOOga Ghost Walk: Tour Schedule – Wednesday – Saturday, 8:30 PM; $22.99 Adults Ages 18 to 54 $18.99, Seniors Ages 55+ $15.99, Youth Ages 12 to 17 $9.99, Children Ages 5 to 11, Free Infants Ages 4 and under
Southern Belle: Take a tour of the Tennessee River on Chattanooga’s most famous riverboat! Tours start at $30.99.
Chattanooga Segway Tours: Downtown history tour: Daily 10am & 6pm, $70 a person, North Shore and Coolidge Park tour: Daily 1pm & 3:30pm, $60
Chattanooga Carriage Company: Prices and times vary on tours