Programs for Kids, Families and Scouts

Families

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.

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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.

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.

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.


Circus!

Saturday, August 9
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

Presented by Peoples Natural Gas

  Peoples Gas


Help create our three rings of excitement by adding your colorful version of zany circus acts, from strongmen and acrobats to lions and tigers.  Make some happy hats and terrific ties to wear, then try your hand at balancing, juggling and tumbling.  Welcome to the big top!


Lets Move

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Let's Move

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UPMC Health Plan Let’s Move Family Fun Day

Saturday, September 13

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

UPMC

Come ready for fun across our 5.5 acres of beautiful, tree-shaded lawns. We’ll provide the equipment for badminton, croquet, sack races, ring toss and hoop rolling.  Skip along our wacky hopscotch boards, or crawl and climb through our one-of-a-kind obstacle course.  Pick up copies of our Pet Tales activity guides and learn, wiggle and giggle as you follow along. Rediscover the joys of simply having fun together outside!

Family Tours of Clayton

Family tours  

Growing Up at Clayton:
Summertime Hands On Tours for the Whole Family

Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 3–August 31

11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Special family-friendly tours allow children to exercise their imagination and curiosity. Every room features a touchable item, and interactive fun is the norm as kids learn about the Frick family, household staff, and what daily life was like in a fancy home more than 100 years ago. Most appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. Reservations strongly suggested. Call 412-371-0600.

FREE to children ages 12 and under and adult members. 

Non-member adult rates apply.


Pet Tales

   

Beginning August 2014:
Pet Tales at the Frick
:
A self-guided experience for families to get moving, learn and have fun!


Starting in August, 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 summer walk!

Free.



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.



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

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.

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.
Members:
$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

 

SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FILLED.

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