Creative Discovery Museum opens new exhibit

Creative Discovery Museum opens new exhibit

September 21st, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Children visiting Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday can celebrate a new exhibit, "Play! Build! Climb!," and learn about some "Super Friends."

• "PLAY! BUILD! CLIMB!": The newly created exhibit, sponsored by PlayCore, will enable children to build a town, experiment with concepts of height, length and size, and become architects as they build skyscrapers and castles. The goal is to promote movement and encourage problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

"One of the best ways children learn is through play," said Henry Schulson, the museum's executive director. "This exhibit should be a tremendous amount of fun as children engage in climbing challenges and use their imaginations to create worlds of their own."

"Play! Build! Climb!" will remain on view through Nov. 6 in the Upstairs Gallery.

• "SUPER FRIENDS": This event, scheduled 10 a.m.-noon Saturday as part of Preschool Adventure Day for children 18 months to 4 years old, will allow kids to meet a firefighter, police officer, postal worker and doctor. A fire truck and police car will be on the Plaza for children to touch and explore.

The children also will participate in role-playing opportunities as they dress up and act out the job of community helper. Guests will be able to make a community helper paper puppet complete with a uniform.

The CDM is at 321 Chestnut St. Admission is $11.95. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed most Wednesdays through February) and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.