School Programs at the Frick
The Frick’s 2022-2023 School Program Booklet has everything you need to get started planning your field trip to the Frick, including program descriptions by grade level and tips for booking.
School Program Booklet
What You Need to Know
• Book early! Certain times of the year (like December and May) fill more quickly than others. Call or email at least two months before your preferred date.
• Not sure which program is best for you? We are happy to talk with you to customize a program to fit your classroom’s needs.
• Only interested in touring one of our museums? Guided tours of one museum of your choice are available at a cost of $7 per student.
• The earliest time that programs begin is 9:30 a.m.
• Occasionally, certain programs may be temporarily unavailable due to special events, special exhibitions, or closures onsite. Please note that starting September 6, 2022, the Car and Carriage Museum will be closed for repairs and unavailable for school programs until further notice.
Field Trip Request Form
• For on-site school programs, the Frick will defer to each school’s masking policy for their students. KN95 masks are available on-site by request.
• The Frick Pittsburgh follows the CDC’s guidance for COVID-19 transmission levels in Allegheny County. If transmission levels in Allegheny County are designated as high at the time of a scheduled school program, we request that all students and chaperones wear masks when indoors at the Frick.
• Whenever possible, students participating in art projects will be provided with their own set of clean art supplies.
• All Frick staff are fully vaccinated and boosted.
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- Your name and contact information, including email and phone number
- Name of the school
- Grade level of students
- The subject matter you are interested in (i.e. art, history, etc)
Grade Level Experiences
Kids in Clayton or The Frick Art Museum? Not a problem! Younger students can enjoy a multidisciplinary morning designed just for them. Lively interaction is the norm as students delve into the world of artists and their creations, compare and contrast modern childhood with that of Victorian boys and girls and imagine what travel would be like in the days of horse-drawn carriages and rickety Model Ts. Games, rhymes, and hands-on projects make these visits to The Frick Art Museum, Clayton, and the Car and Carriage Museum memorable experiences for your students.
As students look closely at sculpture or handle century-old household objects, learn the personal histories of chambermaids and countesses and even use math skills to solve perspective or convert nineteenth-century value into modern dollars, they can apply concepts learned in the classroom with a new context at the Frick. Our programs communicate wide-ranging experiences, stories and emotions that make sense to today’s students.
Students explore a wide range of cultures and times at the Frick, including European history and Gilded Age America. Themes of labor, aesthetics, economics, industrialization and human struggle can all be addressed in our inquiry-based tours and workshops. Whether you are looking to help your students understand the formal properties of art or the impact of automobile design on society, we can help you find the right program to enhance your curriculum.
Enjoy special discounts
Did you know there’s a category of membership just for teachers and administrators? You can enjoy all the regular benefits of membership at the individual level, receive free admission for two to all lectures and discounts on Act 48 programs.