Field Trip to the Frye

Field trips applications for the 2023-24 school year are now open!

Children sitting on a curved bench in a gallery at the Frye

Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit

Museum field trips are proven to have a lasting impact on the lives of students, including increasing critical thinking, social-emotional, and communication skills. The Field Trip to the Frye pairs hands-on artmaking with an interactive gallery tour. Working with a teaching artist, students will be supported when visiting a new community space and encouraged to experiment with new visual art processes and share their own connections to the Frye’s dynamic exhibitions.

You also have the option to schedule a 30-minute virtual introduction session before your tour. This presentation will be guided by Frye staff and will give your students an overview of what to expect at the museum and provide an engaging art discussion using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).


  • September–June
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
  • 10 am–12 pm
  • Up to 50 students per group
  • Free for public schools

Sign-ups open now!


Submit a Field Trip Request

Registration closes three weeks prior to the program date. Signing up on the website is a booking request and you will receive an emailed confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of your request, check your spam filter and follow up with

At this time, masks are optional, but we strongly encourage all eligible participants to wear masks and be fully vaccinated for the health and safety of our community. If anyone in your group is sick or experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home. For updates on this policy, please check our COVID-19 Response page.

Chaperones are required to keep students safe and engaged throughout the Field Trip to the Frye. Please refer to the chaperone to student ratio for your grade level.







Middle School


High School


After booking, your confirmation email will include more details on how to prepare for your visit. You can also refer to the FAQ’s page for more information.