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Field Trips

We suggest that you allow at least 45 minutes to experience the galleries.  The introductory video will require an additional 10 minutes.  The galleries are designed to be self-guided, but we do offer a guided experience if booked in advance.

Admissions and Pricing

Please make group reservations as far in advance as possible.  Advanced reservations are required to receive a group discount. Groups require 10 or more paying visitors.  The discounted student rate is $7.95 for all ages.  The driver and one adult chaperone for each 10 paying students are admitted free.  Please plan to pay in full by cash, check, or credit card on arrival. Checks should be made payable to National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Parking

The MOHHC is in downtown Chattanooga and the entrance faces Aquarium Plaza.  A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading at 2 W Aquarium Way and Broad Street.  Free bus parking is available on Power Alley behind the IMAX Theater and on Riverfront Parkway under the Olgiati Bridge (Hwy 27).

Rules for Visiting the Galleries

Teachers and chaperones are required to stay with students at all times.  All student groups will require one adult for every ten students.

Many valuable artifacts and technical equipment are used in the galleries in order to provide an interactive experience for visitors.  Please provide adequate supervision for students to ensure their safety as well as a proper understanding of the displays.  Please encourage them to respect the reading rails and all signage.

No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries.  There are trash and recycling containers available in the lobby to discard all items before entering the galleries.

Elevator

The elevator is located on the right side of the lobby, adjacent to the stairs.  Please make sure any students who use the elevator are accompanied by an adult.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

Restrooms are available on the first and second floors.   On the first floor they are located past the stairs and down the hall to the left.  On the second floor they are located at the far end of the Heritage Center past the last gallery.  There are accommodations for disabled visitors in both locations.  There are water fountains near the restrooms on the first floor.

Please plan to arrive before your scheduled time if your students need a restroom break.

Accommodations

The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center understands the importance of accommodations to support all visitors.  Please inform the Director of Education if additional assistance will be required for any visiting students.