Posts Tagged ‘Creative Discovery Museum’

Sharing Time, Talent And Treasure (And A Special Tree) At Creative Discovery Museum

November 28, 2011



The Helping Hands exhibit kicked off with the unveiling of the warmth tree.

In this segment, we go on tour of Helping Hands, an exhibit that opened last weekend at Chattanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum and is designed to teach children about philanthropy.  The exhibit opened with the unveiling of a very special holiday tree.



Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield and Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander of the Salvation Army, pose with children in front of the warmth tree.

Mayor Littlefield was the first person to decorate the warmth tree.


Buzz Alley

August 25, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The Creative Discovery Museum is all a buzz about honey bees with the newest permanent exhibit Buzz Alley.  The hallway leading to Lookout Tower has been transformed with life-size honeycomb and honeybee hives.  Children can dress as beekeepers and work their own hive, become a worker bee and forage for pollen, or dress as the queen bee and crawl into a hive as they learn about the honey bee.  This exhibit enhances the observation hive and live honey bees hives that can be seen on the roof of the museum from windows in Buzz Alley.  The Creative Discovery Museum is located on the corner of Chestnut and 4th Street downtown Chattanooga.


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Honey Harvest 2011

July 27, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The Creative Discovery Museum downtown Chattanooga is home to three beehives.  The hives are located on the roof of the museum.  Each year at harvest time local beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association and the Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association spend time at the museum harvesting the honey from the beehives and teaching children about the honey bee.  The Honey Harvest for 2011 is July 30 and 31 from noon to 4:00.  Activities include beehive demonstration, honey extraction, honey tasting, beeswax candles and more.  Volunteer beekeepers will be available to answer questions on both days.


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Honey Harvest at the Creative Discovery Museum

July 22, 2010


Bees are all a-buzz at the Creative Discovery Museum this weekend.  It is time for the Honey Harvest and the honey bees that live in the roof top of the museum will be the center of attention Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  The green roof on top of the Creative Discovery Museum provides for an improved habitat for the honey bees.  The museum has maintained honey bee hives and an observation hive on the roof for more than a decade.  The Honey Harvest provides an opportunity for museum guests to safely watch experienced beekeepers remove the frames from the beehive and bring them inside to extract the golden honey.

Members of the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association will be on hand to demonstrate how to care for honey bees.  They will also be extracting the honey from the museum’s own hives and offer a taste of honey samples from around the world.  There will also be crafts and projects that teach about uses and products derived from the honey bee and hive.

Weather permitting, the beekeepers will be opening the hive at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 as well as extracting honey at 12:30 and immediately after opening the hive.    The activities of the Honey Harvest are included with the price of admission to the Creative Discovery Museum.

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Chattanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum Turns 15

May 27, 2010


The Creative Discovery Museum is celebrating 15 years of entertaining and educating children. The party happens this weekend. The public is invited.

Henry Schulson, the museum’s executive director, joins us to discuss how it began, and what the future holds…

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From their Web site:

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:00am-2:00pm

Creative Discovery Museum is turning 15.

Happy birthday to us

Help us wish the museum a great birthday with an afternoon of fun and tasty activities.  Make party hats and noisemakers.  Stop by the Culinary Corner for a birthday cake decorating class and design your very own birthday cookie.  There will be clogging on the plaza.  We will be cutting the birthday cake at 1:00 p.m.  Free cake and ice cream will be available until supplies run out.