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

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Frick Kids

FrickKids   FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project.

Saturday, February 1 GreenKids: It's For the Birds
Saturday, March 1 ArtKids: Mad About Mardi Gras
Saturday, April 5 CarKids: Merrily We Roll Along
Saturday, May 3 ArtKids: Not So Still

Family Fun days

Family activities  

Family Fun Days, which take place from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., incorporate stories, tours, and art projects based around exhibition openings, special events or holidays.

Saturday, March 15 American Adventure

The September Family Fun Day has a health and fitness focus and is presented by UPMC Health Plan as part of First Lady Michele Obama's Let's Move initiative to encourage physical activity among children.

Family Tours of Clayton

Family tours  

Please join us for Family Tours of Clayton on March 8, 15 and 22 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Visit tours page.

Hop, Skip and Jump Through Time

Hop, Skip and Jump Through Time  

Take five acres of beautiful grounds; add galloping and stretching; toss in a heaping of imagination and a dash of history, and you have the perfect recipe for active fun at the Frick.

Just in time to cure the late-summer doldrums comes Hop, Skip and Jump Through Time, a family guide that takes you across the Frick site as you march, roll hoops and count silly steps from one end of the site to the other. This free publication has been created by the Frick education staff as part of Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens, a national program at museums and gardens developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles for children. Pick up your complimentary copy at the Visitor Center.

Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops  

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.

Saturday, March 29

Family Kite Workshop: Make It! Fly It! 

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Ages 7 and up with an adult

Get ready for National Kite Month (April) by making and decorating your own kite. Hear the story of young Childs Frick making a paper kite on his birthday, along with tales of other kids’ pastimes of long ago. $8 child member; $10 non-member child; accompanying adults attend at no charge. Advance registration and pre-payment is required. Call 412-371-0600.

Girl Scout Programs

Scouts   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)

Summer Camps


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.

NOTE: Register for summer camp before April 30 and save 10%!

A Peek at the Past

Monday–Friday, Aug 4–8

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

For kids ages 4–6

  Imaginations soar in this camp designed especially for our youngest visitors. This playful look at art and local history introduces our collections through songs, stories, and creative movement. Add messy fun with paint and clay for an unforgettable trip to the past.
$100; non-members: $125

Passport to Imagination

Monday–Friday, August 18–22

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

For kids entering grades 2–5

  When travel plans include awesome art and non - stop fun it’s definitely worth the trip. Join us for a fantastic week of painting, printing, sculpting and drawing.We’ll journey far and wide, through our diverse collections and beautiful grounds.Just remember your Frick travel essentials: Energy, Enthusiasm and Imagination!
Members, $175; Non–members, $215

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.

Pre- and post-care for the August camp is available.

Pre-care: 8:00–9:00 a.m. $30/week

Post care: 3:00–5:30 p.m. $60/week