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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Family Fun Day: Magical Landscapes
Saturday, June 13
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of big, messy outdoor art! Rivers, hills, skies and sunsets—what wonderful or wacky world can you dream up? Join in creating our giant landscape, then paint a place of your own (complete with plants and animals to fill it) to take home. 

All Family Fun Day activities are FREE. No registration necessary.  Exhibition admission included for participating families.

Mother's Day and Father's day


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 June 20–21
Make Father’s Day extra special with kid-paced, child-friendly tours of Clayton. As our gift to Dad, family tours are free for kids ages 16 and under, as well as for the guest of honor.

Reservations are recommended for all tours.
Call 412-371-0600.

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.