Visit plan | Hunter Museum of American Art 7.0.33-0+deb9u12

The Hunter Museum of American Art welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of art knowledge to experience the Hunter’s collection and special exhibitions. Art influences all parts of life, from inspiring the clothes people wear to the buildings in our cities. Visit the Hunter to see how art tells the stories of our America.

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What’s nearby?

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.

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 take a moment to review the Kids’ 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.

Resources for Visitors on the Autism Spectrum

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.

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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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