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Students in grades 1st – 6th are invited to spend spring break at the Hunter! Campers will explore the Hunter’s collection and special exhibit and create unique works of art including sculpture, textiles, prints and more!

Camp runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-14, from 9am-4pm. Sign up for one day or all three. All art materials – and snacks – will be provided. Parents are asked to pack a peanut-free lunch for their child each day.

Non-members: $75 a day, $200 for all 3 days

Museum members (Passport level and above): $60 a day, $180 for all 3 days


Taught by local artists and museum professionals with a low camper-to-counselor ratio, Hunter summer art camps are weeklong experiences designed to immerse campers in a hands-on approach to artistic methods, materials, and inspirations. Campers will spend time in the museum galleries, in the art studios, and outdoors. Weekly walking trips to nearby attractions including the Aquarium and Coolidge Park are also part of the summer fun!

Each week of camp is unique, and campers may choose to return building on inspiration and skills learned in previous weeks. All art materials – and snacks – will be provided. Parents are asked to pack a peanut-free lunch for their child each day. Register now at the link below.

Age: Rising 1st – 6th Graders

Camp sessions: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 

Camp runs from 9am to 4pm each day

Non-members: $300 per week
Museum members (Passport level and above): $240 per week 

Discounts are available for siblings enrolling in the same week.

For questions, or to get put on a waitlist for a sold out week, contact Kris Bespalec at CBespalec@huntermuseum.org

Hunter Kids

The Hunter Museum has lots of ways for children to explore the arts.
Children 17 and under FREE everyday!


Art lovers of all ages are invited to Sunday Studio on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 2-4pm for drop-in art making. Geared toward pre-K through middle school artists and their families, each Sunday Studio highlights a work of art from the museum’s collection and features an activity that can be taken home.

Like Sunday Studio but on a larger scale, Family Fun Day showcases youth artists through music and dance and features art making for all led by local organizations. Inspired by the current special exhibition on view at the time, Family Fun Day takes place three times a year on the 2nd Sunday in March, August and October.

Regular admission applies; as always, members and youth 17 and under are free. Adults with a Chattanooga Public Library card also get in free when attending these programs with children.


With a focus on sound, light, and touch, the sensory-friendly map with visitor guidelines and social narrative will assist youth on the Autism Spectrum or with sensory processing disorders in preparing for their visit and navigating the museum.

Kids & families events


Itty bitty artists ages 3-5 are invited to attend a special art making class designed for them and their adventurous adult caregiver! On the last Thursday of the month from 10-11:30am, child and adult duos can squish, build and create at the Hunter. Classes each month will focus on a different artwork in the museum and feature new art activities that explore texture, color, and shape.

Wear your art making clothes and bring a snack and water bottle. All materials will be provided. Admission is for one adult and one child.

Non-Members: $25/adult

Members: $20/adult

If you have questions, please contact Christine Bespalec at cbespalec@huntermuseum.org. 

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


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The Hunter is your community art museum. We strive to be accessible to as many people as possible. Your unrestricted, 100% tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund supports our commitment to giving free admission to:

- All children age 17 and under
- Active military and their families
- Families who attend our “Family Fun Days” offered three times a year
- All visitors on the first Thursday evening of each month


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