CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Architect
SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Project Year
1995
Category
Exhibition Centres

Exhibitions

Museums
Peter Aaron/ Esto

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership as Architects

SKOLNICK was responsible for the conceptual planning, site selection, and complete architectural and exhibition design for the development of the Creative Discovery Museum, the second cultural destination to be part of a major urban renewal project for the downtown Chattanooga riverfront.

Development of the major family-oriented museum focused on themes in the Arts and Sciences. Exhibition areas include: Music Studio, Artists’ Studio, Paleontology area including a dig site, and an Inventor’s Studio.  Inside, the exhibits use both high and low-tech interactives to trigger the imagination and curiosity of children 0-12 years old in the exploration of their creativity.

As part of our overall exhibition program for this facility, we created “The Artist’s Studio”, which focused on three artists’ mediums and environments: printmaking, painting and sculpture. As part of the Studio, we collaborated with Bell Labs in the creation of an interactive activity called, “Portrait Style Station" Another feature of the museum included the Field Science Paleontology Lab featuring a full-scale simulated dinosaur dig experience, and a unique computer/video game called, “Computer Bone Match”.

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