Programs for Kids, Families and Scouts

Join us for RADical Day at the Frick!

This Saturday, October 10

11:00–11:45 a.m.

  • See our new exhibition, Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen.
    It’s now on view at The Frick Art Museum.
  • Paperpalooza! Paper is the perfect medium for art. Get inspired with our
    cool and colorful selection and crunch, crease, and cut your way to an
    awesome take home project. The Frick Art Museum terrace. Rain location:
    The Frick Art Museum rotunda.
  • Join in some good, old-fashioned outdoor family fun. Participate in a game
    of croquet or ring toss. Great Lawn.
  • Tour the first floor of Clayton at your own pace.
  • Touchables table. On the way to Clayton, stop by our table and explore our
    collection of curious household objects common in homes more than
    100 years ago. Clayton path.
  • At the Café at the Frick, draw your favorite thing about visiting the Frick on
    the back of our Children's menu, and we may use it as a menu cover!
    The Café opens at 11:00 a.m.
    Frick memberships are $25 OFF!*
    This is a one-time opportunity to join the Frick and save $25!
    Stop by the Visitor Center and become a Frick member today.

    Clayton tours are always FREE for members. Plus, you’ll receive discounts on
    programs and in the Frick Museum Store and The Café, advance reservation privileges
    at The Café and more!

    *at the Individual Level or higher

Become a Student Member!
Student memberships are also available for just $15!* Please visit the welcome table or the Visitor Center for more information.

*new members only

Art Kids Programs


GreenKids: Bats—Beasties or Besties?

Saturday, October 10

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at the Education Center

Bats are much more than creepy Halloween decorations—come learn about these beautiful, beneficial flyers and create a bat of your own to take home. Free, drop-in.

ArtKids: Warp Weft Weave
Saturday, November 14
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Meet at The Frick Art Museum

Is your castle too drafty? Does it need something special added to a room? Learn how tapestries were more than just pretty wall-hangings in the middle ages. Explore the Frick’s tapestries and make a uniquewoven work of art to take home. Free.

CarKids: Horse Sense
Saturday, December 12
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Meet at the Car and Carriage Museum

Horses have hooves and eat hay—what else do you know about them? Come learn about these beautiful creatures that worked so hard to pull the carriages owned by the Fricks. Make a clothespin toy horse to take home. Free.

Frick Kids: StART It Right

Saturday, January 9

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum

Start your year right with a museum visit! Use what you see here at the Frick as inspiration to create a special calendar for your family. Free program, includes take-home activity.

Family Holiday Programs

Holiday Programs  

Cool Yule: FREE Family Fun Day

Saturday, December 12

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum

Join us for our annual family celebration of the season. Families with kids of all ages will enjoy stories, interactive tours, and holiday art-making. Design a dazzling ornament, craft a heartfelt greeting card, and string a garland to hang at home. Take away not only your charming creations, but also memories of fun time spent together. Free, drop-in program.

Special Bonus! Add a Clayton family tour to your Cool Yule experience. Special family-friendly tours are offered at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Free to children ages 12 and under and to member adults; regular tour rates apply for non-member adults. Tours most appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. Advance reservations required. Call 412-371-0600.

Holiday Family Workshop:
Build Your Own Gingerbread House

Sunday, December 13

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Calling young designers! Enjoy the fun of trimming your own gingerbread cottage with icing and lots of sweet decorations.  From gumdrops on the rooftop to ice cream cone landscaping, adults and children work together to create confectionary masterpieces to take home.  A quick tour of Clayton’s holiday finery is included in this special family event.  Ages 6–12 with an adult.  Meet at Lexington Education Center. Advance registration required. Child member, $16; Child  non-member, $19. Free to accompanying adult.

Gingerbread Stories:
A Holiday Adventure for Preschoolers
Saturday, December 19
10:00–11:30 a.m.
Kids, ages 4-6, with an adult
Looking for a new way to share seasonal magic with your preschooler?  Storytelling and games await little ones as they participate in the adventures of a stowaway gingerbread boy on Christmas Eve.  As a final treat after searching for gingerbread folk around the site, children will decorate gingerbread cookies to take home along with their storybook keepsake.  Meet at the Education Center. Advance registration required. Child member, $10; Child non-member, $12. Free to accompanying adult.


Art All Day: Winter Break Camp
Ages 7–12
Tuesday, December 29
9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.

Education Center

School’s out but creativity and fun are totally in. Get inspired by our collections and then get busy. From paint to pastel, clay to collage, and everything in between we’ll mix up the media and give our new studio spaces aserious work out! Advance registration required.Child member, $40; Child non-member, $45.


Girl Scouts  

Girl Scout Programs

Download a guide to our 2015–2016 Girl Scout programs.

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!


Summer Camp  

Summer Camp

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.

Discover the wonders of history, create amazing art and play in the best backyard in town!