Small Frye: Storytelling + Art

In Partnership with Seattle Children's Theatre

Fridays, 10:30 am

Monthly, First Fridays
Storytelling 10:30-11 am
Art 11:15-11:45 am

Location
Frye Galleries

Register for Storytelling
Or drop in the day of the event.
Register for Storytelling + Art
Seating is limited and attendance at storytelling is required for art activity. To register groups of 10+ children, please email smallfrye@fryemuseum.org at least one month in advance.

A free program for children ages three to five years old and their care givers. You’ll start in the museum galleries with Seattle Children's Theatre as they weave together an imaginative narrative in a dramatic book reading. Following the story, children registered for art-making will create a work of art inspired by the book’s themes. Art making provides an opportunity to creatively express science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts and to practice twenty-first-century skills. Books, themes, and art activities change each month.

Download the 2018 booklist.


Tips for Parents and Caregivers at Small Frye Programs

Strollers, Backpacks, and Diaper Bags

You may bring a frontal carrier into the Museum. Strollers should be parked in the Rotunda and diaper bags and backpacks checked at the Information Desk.

Look But Please Don’t Touch

Help us preserve these works of art for future generations. Please make sure your children do not touch the artwork. A good general rule is to stand at least three feet away from a work of art.

Take it Easy!

Viewing a few artworks with young children on a single visit is a great introduction to the world of art. Looking closely at two or three works of art is an enriching activity.

Hungry?

The Museum Cafe serves kid-friendly food and high chairs are available. Food purchased in the café must be eaten there or be wrapped to-go. Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate brown-bag lunches and snacks. Food and liquids are not permitted in the galleries.

Need a Restroom?

All of the restrooms in the Museum are equipped with diaper-changing stations.

Museum Store

The Museum Store carries some of the books on the Small Frye reading list, as well as toys and other fun items related to the collections and exhibitions.

View some additional tips and guidelines for visiting the Frye.

Have fun and enjoy your visit!


Small Frye is a free program presented in collaboration with Seattle Children's Theatre and made possible with the support of US Bank, Windermere Madison Park, and Tulalip Tribes.


Photo by Olli Tumelius

Registration

Registration is required for art activity. Please register for storytelling or drop-in the day of the event. Preschools, please book a group reservation online.

Questions? 206 432 8211 or smallfrye@fryemuseum.org.