Creative Discovery Museum
Location: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-2738
Summer is all about play, exploration and camps! Creative Discovery Museum combines all three with multiple opportunities for kids ages four through 14! Our camps are filled with activities that bring science alive for children! Our enthusiastic, experienced staff provide a fun-filled, safe environment for children to embrace the summer camp experience.
Friends’ Discovery Camp; $120 and includes a membership; Drop off 8:30 a.m./Pick up 1:30 p.m.
FDC Dinosaurs!; Ages 5-7; June 3-7
We’ll explore Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit in our traveling gallery and spend time in Excavation Station. Campers will have fun delving into many different types of dinosaurs through science and art experiences. We will have all of the usual fun experiences of Friends’ Discovery Camps including fabulous field trips and fun Big Buddies from UTC.
FDC Science Adventures; Ages 8-11; June 10-14
Explore all things science in this Friends’ Discovery Camp, designed to be inclusive for friends with special needs and their typically developing peers. Campers will become scientists as they investigate the science all around them with the help of their UTC Big Buddies. Campers will also embark on several field trips and enjoy unique museum experiences.
FDC Middle School Edition at Scenic City Equestrian; Ages 11-14; July 29-August 2
In addition to our traditional Friends’ Discovery Camp, campers will have the opportunity to be on site at the Scenic City Equestrian facility in Ringgold. Located about 8 miles from downtown Chattanooga, this camp includes daily riding instruction, equestrian care and all of the other benefits of the Museum’s inclusive camps including building relationships with their UTC Big Buddies.
Half-day Camps; $85/members, $105/non-members; Drop off 8:30 a.m./Pick up 12 p.m.
Preschool Camp: Dinosaurs!; Ages 4-5; June 17-21
Choo choo! Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is here for the summer! This week of fun is designed specfically for the preschool dinosaur expert in your family. Campers will explore the different types of dinosaurs including the food they ate and places they lived. Campers will love investigating the life of dinosaurs by making dino art and science projects, exploring Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit and Excavation Station.
Preschool Camp: Be a Superhero of Science!; Ages 4-5; June 24-28
Become a super scientist! Preschoolers will conduct science experiments as they explore earth science, life science, physical science and chemistry using everyday materials and scientific tools. Seeing our own Museum scientists during our Science Theater shows will be a highlight of this week.
Full-day Camps; Ages and prices vary; Drop off 8:30 a.m./Pick up 3:30 p.m.
Camp RIVERBEND, Ages 11 – 14, May 28 – 31; $205/members, $240/non-members
Designed specifically for middle school campers in partnership with Riverbend Festival, this camp gives exclusive, daytime, behind the scenes access to Riverbend stages. Included are special times to interact with the people who make the festival happen including light show designers, sound engineers, stage managers and more. Time performing on stage and the possibility of time with an artist will make for a week of exciting fun.
To see CDM’s full list of camps, please visit their website.