published Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Museum offers free admission

Today and Friday, Dec. 20-21, children and their parents/caregivers are invited to visit Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., at no charge between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

These Community Free Days are sponsored by Chattanooga Gas Co.

Carrie Fitzsimmons, CDM public relations director, says the museum holds two free days at Christmas in lieu of that month's free night.

"There will be various art lessons and walk-up activities," said Fitzsimmons. " 'Winter Wonders' and 'Helping Hands' are our current exhibits."

She said "Helping Hands" is an introduction to philanthropy for children. They can try their hands at giving by role-playing as a Salvation Army bellringer or making a craft for the families residing in the Ronald McDonald House.

" 'Winter Wonders' lets children explore animal tracks in the snow. There is a wintry maze and an ice-skating rink where children can skate in their sock feet," she says.

For more information, call 756-2738 or visit the website at

Contact Susan Pierce at or 423-757-6284.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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