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.
Saturday, November 1
Meet at the Greenhouse
From deepest taproot to tippy-top leaf, trees are tremendous living things.Come meet a few of the Frick’s hundreds of trees, large and small, and create a beautiful tree of your own to take home. FREE.
Cool Yule: FREE Family Fun Day
Saturday, December 6
Jolly up and jingle for our annual family celebration of the season. Kids of all ages will enjoy stories, playful tours and holiday art-making. Take away not only handmade ornaments and other one-of-a-kind treasures, but also memories of a few merry hours spent together. Free, drop-in program.
ArtKids: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Saturday, December 6
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Gardenting in December? Why not? Take a "summery" stroll through our special exhibition and check out lush green spaces from Paris to Pennsylvania. Cultivate a magical graden from an array of colorful materials.
Saturday, December 13
Kids, ages 4-6, with an adult
Looking for a different way to share holiday magic with your preschooler? Storytelling and games await little ones as they participate in the adventures of a stowaway gingerbread boy on Christmas Eve. As a final treat after fun in Clayton and the Greenhouse, children will decorate gingerbread cookies to take home along with their storybook keepsake.
Holiday Family Workshop:
Sunday, December 14
Kids ages 6–12, with an adult
Lexington Education Center
Enjoy the fun of trimming your own gingerbread cottage with icing and plentiful edible decorations. From gumdrops on the rooftop to ice cream cone landscaping, adults and children work together to create confectionary masterpieces to take home. A quick tour of Clayton’s holiday finery is included in this special family event.
ArtKids: StART the New Year Right
Saturday, January 3
Meet at The Frick Art Museum
Welcome the new year with new ideas about art, and then design a special calendar to help you keep track of 2015.
Ongoing - Pet Tales at the Frick
|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!
|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)
|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.|