Creative Discovery Museum

Contact Information...

Creative Discovery Museum

Agency Contacts

Jayne Griffin

Alyson Thompson

Phone Numbers



321 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37204

Web Location

Open Agency Website

Services Provided

  • Autism Resources
  • Camps and/or Summer Programs
  • Recreation Programs

Service Summary

• Club Discovery (Club D) is a free, inclusive after-school program designed to provide a framework for children with and without special needs to investigate their world in a safe environment. During Club D, children learn as they practice building friendships, building good food, building strong bodies and building relationships with animals. Life skills are practiced in a community setting as children sing together, move together, play games together, and cook together.

Ages: 6-12 years old

- Session 2 : October 23, 30, and November 3 & 13th

- Session 3: February 5,12,19,26 and March 5th

- Session 4: March 26, April 2, 9, 16,23rd.

- Session 5: June 18,25, July 9, 16, 23rd

• Sensory Nights were designed to provide a low-sensory evening at the Museum for individuals with sensory sensitivities. These FREE nights occur on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

• Friends Discovery Camp provides a fun opportunity for children of all abilities to participate in an inclusive summer camp. This camp is specifically designed with the needs of children with special needs in mind but is available for all children ages 6-12. Campers will have “Big Buddies,” University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) psychology students who have completed a training course to prepare for camp counseling, to play and explore with them throughout their camp experience. Campers explore the Museum, make snacks, play in the water, and complete other activities during this experience. They also participate in at least two off-site adventures. This is an opportunity for ALL children to learn, play, and build new friendships.

- Friend’s Discovery Camp Kindergarten to 2nd grade

- Friend’s Discovery Camp 3rd grade-5th grade

- Friend’s Discovery Camp Middle school aged end of summer

• Two Museum Preparation Stories have been created to help children who have difficulties with transitions and negative behaviors in community settings better prepare for their visit. These stories describe what will be seen and what to expect when going through the Museum, and will also provide children with appropriate responses to the sensory input.

Eligibility Guidelines

Serves ages 5 years to 12 years; eligibility criteria may vary based on program

Interpreter Availability

Not Available

Agency Hours

Mon - Sun, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wheelchair Access


Fee and Payment Methods

  • Private Pay

Disabilities Served

  • Autism

Counties Served

Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington

This record was last updated: 9/26/2018

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