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The Frick is for Families


We offer a full schedule of things for families to do all-year-round, from exhibitions, educational programs and tours to special family events. Return to this page often, and stay up to date.

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Explore, Imagine, Create! FREE ArtKids Programs


Art Kids: Bird's Eye Bug's Eye

Saturday, March 14

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum.

How do you look at things?   From the ground up like a bug or from the sky down like a bird? Discover your favorite point of view as we take a playful look at the photographs in our special exhibition. Learn about the many ways artists see the world and create your own photo collage to take home.     

GreenKids: Ouch! Prickles and Porcupines

Saturday, April 11

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at the Greenhouse

Learn about some of the curious and creative ways plants and animals have found to protect themselves from hungry enemies. Make a handy pincushion to take home.

Art Kids: From Cottages to Castles

Saturday, May 9

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum.

Get set for a river crossing, rock climbing adventure in the British countryside. Stops along the way include a cozy cottage, a rolling mill and a castle on a cliff. Relax after all that trekking by making a map of your journey. Knapsacks ready? 

Celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day at the Frick!

Mother's Day and Father's day

Free Admission to Clayton for Mom
on Mother’s Day Weekend

Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10

This year, Mother’s Day weekend is beautifully timed to coincide with the opening of our exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.  Celebrate your special mom with a visit to this spectacular exhibition, followed by a tour of Clayton that introduces Adelaide Frick and her family. With the purchase of one admission, your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother will receive free admission to Clayton. 

As part of your visit, spend some time in our new Museum Store, where mom will receive a one-day discount. 

Free Admission to Clayton for Dad
on Father’s Day Weekend

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21

This year Father’s Day coincides with the first day of summer.  What better way to celebrate both the season and your special dad than a visit to the Frick, where you can spend time together strolling the grounds and seeing our exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.  To make the day extra-special, take Dad into Clayton to learn about the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family.

Fathers, grandfathers, and fathers-in-law will receive free admission to Clayton with the purchase of one admission, along with a one-day discount at our Museum Store.

Special Family Tours Both Weekends!

May 9–10 and June 20–21

Make Mother’s Day or Father’s Day extra special with kid-paced, child-friendly tours of Clayton.  As our gift to Mom and Dad, family tours are free for kids ages 16 and under, as well as for the guest of honor.

Ongoing - Pet Tales

Pet Tales   A self-guided experience for families to get moving, learn and have fun!

Families are invited to gallop, waddle, waggle, and prance across the Frick’s “fetchingly” beautiful grounds while learning about the pets that lived at Clayton.

Stop at the Visitor Center for our new Pet Tales at the Frick walking guide and enjoy an animal-themed jaunt meant for people! Go at your own pace and take yourself­—and your family—for a playful walk!