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The Hunter Museum of American Art welcomes people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all levels of art knowledge to come and experience the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Art influences all parts of life from inspiring the clothes people wear to the buildings that make up cities. Take a moment during your visit, and see how art not only provokes visually, but tells the stories of our America.

The path you take within the museum is completely up to you. You may choose to view the collection chronologically by starting in the Mansion and following the gallery numbers, or you can create your own path and freely explore to find pieces and ideas that most interest you.

Know before you go


Visiting with the family


Whether participating in one of the Hunter’s programs or just exploring the galleries, families are always welcome at the Hunter.

Kids are always free! We ask that visitors bringing children 14 and under have one adult chaperone per five children.

Strollers and wheelchairs are available for use free of charge at Visitor Services.

Please pick up a Family Fun Guide and Hunter Kids Activity Sheet at Visitor Services for your visit. 

Check out our Hunter Family events calendar for upcoming activities for all ages.

Please take a moment to review the Kid’s Guidelines as a family before your visit:

  • Fingerprints are great for detectives, but not for art. Please do not touch paintings or sculptures. Use your eyes to explore.
  • Snap selfies in the permanent collection and tag #HUNTERMUSEUM. Just do it without a selfie stick. Please turn off the flash. Bright bursts of light can damage the artwork.
  • Food and drink are for enjoying, but not inside the galleries. Water bottles may be left in complimentary lockers along with totes & backpacks.
  • You may want to run or jump for joy in the museum! Please wait until you are safely outside.

Family Fun Days happen on select Sundays throughout the year. Come play and enjoy the museum with hands-on activities, games, and live performances inspired by the art in our exhibits. Please see HUNTER KIDS & FAMILIES EVENTS for upcoming Family Fun Days. Children 17 and under free.


Click below for printable resources for use before or after your visit.


Whats near by?

The Hunter Museum is located in Downtown Chattanooga; there are numerous attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and coffee shops within walking distance. Check out the map below to see several nearby places of interest.
DONATE to the annual fund
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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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