School Programs at the Frick
Our hands-on learning programs for students K-12 are teacher friendly, address academic standards and use art, history, and nature to understand different times and contexts. Frick programs address cross curricular standards, integrating writing, art, science and even economics to broaden student perspectives.
If you're interested in bringing your students to The Frick, our 2023-2024 School Programs Booklet is the best place to start the planning process. The booklet contains all of the information you need to plan an exciting, engaging field trip for your students, including program descriptions by grade level, lunch information, and tips for booking. By popular demand, we have also added an a la carte option that allows you to customize your own field trip experience! Download your free copy below.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.
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.
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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.