Children + Families

Children 18 and younger receive FREE admission to the Frist!

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts 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 Center with your child.

DOWNLOAD our family programs flyer.


The Frist Center has recently launched, a fun new kid-centric website filled with engaging at-home art activities, videos, family programs and a digital portfolio.

The Martin ArtQuest Gallery will undergo a major renovation starting January 29–May 23, 2018. During this time, hands-on art activities will be available in the studio classroom spaces on the upper level of the Frist Center. Learn more about Martin ArtQuest Gallery and the renovation plans.

The Frist Center 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 Center 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 cost of one adult admission! Join us on the last Monday of each month for special programming, including story time and family tours, and then enjoy Martin ArtQuest Gallery and Studios—open just to families today! Learn more.

The Frist Center 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 poster, the Frist Center Gift Shop offers fun items specifically for the younger members of the family.

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


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