Hunter Museum of American Art

Chattanooga, TN

Where are we going?

Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View Ave
TN 37403

423 752 2046

What is there to do?

Did you know that at the Hunter Museum of American Art, it's not just about the incredible art that is all around you? Nope! In fact, it's here that kids can actually learn all about American history as they check out the many exhibits at this Chattanooga experience.

Perched high over the Tennessee River (which means pretty amazing views!), the Hunter Museum of American Art is filled with collections that focuses on American art, ranging from the Colonial period right through to the present day. It's where entire families can go and enjoy wandering the halls, being inspired by the artwork, and learning something new!

It's a great way for kids to start conversations with you about what they think it means to be American - both what it MEANT, and what it means now. 

The Hunter Museum of American Art is also a great place where kids can learn that the wonderful world of art, doesn't mean just painting! The collections feature works on paper, as well as sculptures, furniture, glass, and mixed media.

There are ceramics to enjoy, installations to be wowed by, and even metal where kids can talk about what they think it represents. 

The museum also loves to offer community events, from interactive discussions, to hands-on educational courses for kids, and lecture series, it's worth checking out their diary and making sure you don't miss out!

And of course, what would the museum be without Hunter Kids! With programs and classes, as well as camps and other fun experiences for kids, they will make sure that art is FUN!

So let's have an art attack, and get inspired!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15

Children: Free under 17 years

Discount: FREE between 4pm and 8pm first Thursday of the month

Free Under: 17 years


When can we go?

Mon,, Tues, Fri, Sat - 10am - 5pm. Wed & Sun: 12pm - 5pm. Thursday: 10am - 8pm

All year round


Any top tips?

The first Thursday of the month, you can have FREE entry to the permanent collection from 4pm - 8pm. During this time, special collections are $5 per adult.

I’m Hungry!

Art is hungry work, so they have a great cafe overlooking the river where you can pick up sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. Great to sit outdoors!

Healthy Eating

The cafe serve healthy sandwiches and salads - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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