Youth + Families

Visitors 18 and younger receive FREE admission to the Frist!

The Frist is a family-friendly place! We offer children and their families a fun and welcoming place to make and explore art. 

Programs and resources are available for parents to help engage children as they explore the galleries. Look at sculpture, paint a picture, make a print, hear a story, discover art—explore the Frist with your child.

DOWNLOAD our family programs flyer.


FRISTKIDS.ORG is a fun kid-centric website filled with engaging at-home art activities, videos, family programs, and a digital portfolio.

The Martin ArtQuest Gallery is undergoing a major renovation through May 23, 2018. During this time, hands-on art activities are available in the studio classroom spaces on the upper level of the Frist Art Museum. Learn more about Martin ArtQuest Gallery and the renovation plans.

The Frist Art Museum Café offers a kid-friendly menu that includes grilled cheese sandwiches, corn dogs, chicken fingers, pizza, and more. There is also a large selection of salads, sandwiches, and sweets for the entire family.

The Frist Art Museum offers free family days throughout the year. Special programs and activities themed around current exhibitions offer families a unique opportunity to create, explore, and enjoy art! Our next Free Family Festival Day will be on Sunday, October 21. Details will be posted closer to the date. 

Bring the whole family for the price of one adult admission! Join us on the last Monday of the month for special programming, including story time and family tours, and then enjoy Martin ArtQuest Gallery and Studios—open just to families on these days! Learn more.

The Frist Art Museum serves as a unique entertainment and educational opportunity for visitors of all ages. Family memberships provide you and your family all the benefits of a regular membership, along with special benefits for our youngest members. Join today!

From books to art supplies, unique toys and posters, the Frist Art Museum gift shop offers fun items specifically for the younger members of the family.

The Frist Art Museum will not be offering Summer Camp in 2018. Click here to learn more about all the exciting plans we have this year. 

Find out how teens can be and do more at the Frist, with opportunities ranging from art-making to youth program design.


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