Programs for Kids, Families and Scouts
There are many things for families to do together at the Frick. From handling century-old objects to discovering the personality behind a portrait, children and their accompanying adults have fun discovering history, art, and transportation together.Many of our family programs don’t require pre-registration, so if you’re looking for something different to do, check our special drop-in programs.
Our programs include those listed below. Please also visit
The Frick is for Families page.
|FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday morning of each
month from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project.
|Family Fun Days, which take place from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, incorporate stories, tours, and art projects based around exhibition
openings, special events or holidays.
In addition to the activities described below, Family Tours of Clayton will be offered at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. These tours are most appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. Space is limited and reservations are suggested. Call 412-371-0600 for times and to reserve a spot.
Saturday, June 1: Critters and Creatures
Saturday, July 6: Green Gardens and Towering Treetops
Saturday, August 3: Blocks, Bricks and Boulevards
Presented by People's Natural Gas
Saturday, September 7
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Family tours of Clayton are provided on Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August. Join the fun or stop by our artifact table and touch some history.
Weekend Workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn while completing a unique
project related to exhibitions or special events. Holiday teas, print-making and keepsake
mirrors are just a few of our popular subjects.
|Whether your troop is working towards a petal, try-it, badge, or interest project
patch-or if you’re just looking for a fun and hands-on outing-we have a program for you.
Download our program sheet (PDF)
Summertime is fun time at Frick, inspired by the collections and exhibitions set in our beautiful grounds. Kids return year after year to our summer camps to discover new worlds, expand their creativity and make lasting friendships.
Summer Camp 2013
Discover the wonders of history, explore acres of green space and create amazing art at one of our week-long summer day camps. Register before April 1 and save 10%. Call 412-342-4091.
A Peek at the Past
For kids ages 4–6 years
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Members $100; non–members $ 125
|Portraits on Parade
Whether painting vivid life-sized self portraits or fashioning silly faces from lumps of clay, young artists delight in imaginative self expression. Portraits take center stage as campers explore the ways we see ourselves and each other. Add stories, songs and outdoor play for a week jam-packed with creativity and fun.
Away We Go
Get set to shake, rattle and roll around the Frick. This playful look at transportation and its many forms introduces our collections through songs, stories, and creative movement. Messy art and acres of green space round out the experience. Fasten your seatbelts—it’s going to be a fun-filled ride!
Passport to Imagination
For kids entering grades 2–5
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Pre and post care available
Members $175; non–members $215
Calling all budding builders! Don’t know a flying buttress from a balustrade? Learn a whole new vocabulary and put it to good use designing spectacular structures from recycled materials. Medieval castle? Futuristic dream house?The skyscraper’s the limit!
Mixed Up Media
We’re mixing up the media like never before for an artful journey around the globe. Painting, collage, photography, printing—we’ll explore it all, using our collections as inspiration. Unique art projects, music, folktales, and even a few culinary surprises contribute to an unforgettable trip.
Pre and post care is available for Passport to Imagination
Pre-care 8:00–9:00 a.m. : $30/week
Post care 3:00–5:30 p.m.: $ 60/week
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.