KJ and I had the opportunity to visit the Creative Discovery Museum to see their newest exhibit, Winter Wonders.
The Creative Discovery Museum is always one of our favorite Chattanooga attractions. When I am asked by those visiting town where to take the kids, it is always tops on my list. Add a winter theme that helps kick off the holiday season and it only gets better.
KJ’s favorites in the new exhibit were the “sock” ice-skating rink and the wintery maze. He also enjoyed making animal tracks in the snow and playing in the little igloo and cozy cottage. The second floor of the museum has been transformed yet again.
We played for quite a while in the winter wonderland. But he knows the CDM too well, so we had to move on to some of his other favorites.
Before going to dig for dinosaur bones, we stopped by the Helping Hands Station. I have been looking for ways to instill values such as compassion, gratitude, and kindness (more on this in a later post). This station was a good opportunity to talk to him about kindness and giving to others. He decorated a ball catch toy that will be donated to a local children’s charity. We also stopped by the Salvation Army stand where he became a Jr. Bell Ringer.
We spent the rest of the morning enjoying Riverplay and the Excavation Station.
As always, the CDM didn’t disappoint. We had a wonderful time and plan to make another visit in the next few weeks to enjoy some of the other holiday events.
The Winter Wonders and Helping Hands run through January 8th. There are lots of other activities going on there. Check out our calendar to see more.The Little Details Hours: Seasonal Monday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM (CLOSED WED.), Sunday Noon – 5PM Location: 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 Phone: 423.756.2738 Food/Drink: Café Dino-mitehas a large menu of hot and cold items with several healthy options. Parking: We always park in the lot behind the museum. It ranges from $5-$9. If this is your first trip, I would suggest you plan to be there for quite a while. We seldom leave in under 3 hours. Picnic Tables: On the rooftop Website