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 and online. Look at sculpture, paint a picture, make a print, hear a story, discover art—explore the Frist with your child.


Visit our FristKids fun kid-centric webpage filled with engaging short videos and at-home art activities.

Martin ArtQuest® Gallery

The Martin ArtQuest Gallery is an interactive art-making space where visitors may enjoy painting, printmaking, animation, and more. This space is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Frist Art Museum Café

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 café is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Free Family Days

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! The dates of these events will be posted on the website as they are scheduled. 

Family Mondays

Bring the whole family to the museum for the price of one adult admission! Join us on the second Monday of the month for special programming, including trilingual storytime in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, family tours with ASL interpretation, and Martin ArtQuest Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! School groups are welcome the rest of the month. This event is currently limited to online storytimeLearn more.

How-to Videos

Check out our how-to videos for simple art activities you can do at home!

Family Memberships

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!

Frist Gift Shop

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 gift shop is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.


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

CLICK HERE to see a list of upcoming family friendly programs.

Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access, in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.