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.

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Explore, Imagine, Create! FREE ArtKids Programs


Art Kids: Bird's Eye Bug's Eye

Saturday, March 14

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum.

How do you look at things?   From the ground up like a bug or from the sky down like a bird? Discover your favorite point of view as we take a playful look at the photographs in our special exhibition. Learn about the many ways artists see the world and create your own photo collage to take home.     

GreenKids: Ouch! Prickles and Porcupines

Saturday, April 11

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at the Greenhouse

Learn about some of the curious and creative ways plants and animals have found to protect themselves from hungry enemies. Make a handy pincushion to take home.

Art Kids: From Cottages to Castles

Saturday, May 9

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Meet at The Frick Art Museum.

Get set for a river crossing, rock climbing adventure in the British countryside. Stops along the way include a cozy cottage, a rolling mill and a castle on a cliff.  Relax after all that trekking by making a map of your journey. Knapsacks ready? 

Celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day at the Frick!

Mother's Day and Father's Day

Free Admission to Clayton for Mom
on Mother’s Day Weekend

Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10

This year, Mother’s Day weekend is beautifully timed to coincide with the opening of our exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.  Celebrate your special mom with a visit to this spectacular exhibition, followed by a tour of Clayton that introduces Adelaide Frick and her family. With the purchase of one admission, your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother will receive free admission to Clayton. 

As part of your visit, spend some time in our new Museum Store, where mom will receive a one-day discount. 

Free Admission to Clayton for Dad
on Father’s Day Weekend

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21

This year Father’s Day coincides with the first day of summer.  What better way to celebrate both the season and your special dad than a visit to the Frick, where you can spend time together strolling the grounds and seeing our exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.  To make the day extra-special, take Dad into Clayton to learn about the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family.

Fathers, grandfathers, and fathers-in-law will receive free admission to Clayton with the purchase of one admission, along with a one-day discount at our Museum Store.

Special Family Tours Both Weekends!

May 9–10 and June 20–21

Make Mother’s Day or Father’s Day extra special with kid-paced, child-friendly tours of Clayton.  As our gift to Mom and Dad, family tours are free for kids ages 16 and under, as well as for the guest of honor.

Ongoing - 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 Camps

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.

Summer Camp 2015

Register Now! Call 412-371-0600.
Discover the wonders of history, create amazing art and play in the best backyard in town!

A Peek at the Past

Monday–Friday, June 22–26
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 members; $125 non-members.

Passport to Imagination
Monday–Friday, August 17–21
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, sculpting and drawing. We’ll journey far and wide, through our diverse collection and beautiful grounds. Just remember your travel essentials: energy, enthusiasm and imagination! $175 members; $215 non-members.

Register for either summer camp
before April 30 and save 10%.

A limited number of full and partial
scholarships are available.

Pre- and post-care for Passport to Imagination camp is available for a limited number of campers. 

Pre-care, 8:00–9:00 a.m.: $30/week.

Post-care, 3:00–5:30 p.m.: $60/week.