School Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

When are the programs offered?

Guided Visit + Art-Making

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 am–12 pm. Register at least three weeks in advance.

Guided Visit

Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm. Register at least three weeks in advance.

Self-Guided Visit

Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm, Thursday until 6 pm. Advanced notification is strongly encouraged.

Art in Your Classroom

Monday–Thursday. Advanced registration is required.

What are the costs of the programs?

Admission to the Frye is always free. Fees for programs are:

Guided Visit + Art-Making: $75 per class of 30 students
Art in Your Classroom: $90 per class of 25 students
Guided Visit: Free
Self-Guided Visit: Free

How many students can you accommodate and how many chaperones are required?

Pre-K–12 class size limit: Up to two classes for a maximum of 60 students.

Art in Your Classroom: One class of up to 25 students at a time.

Required chaperone-to-student ratio for field trips:
Pre-K 1:3, Elementary 1:5, middle school 1:7, high school 1:10

Does the Frye offer reimbursement for school bus transportation?

Yes. The Museum reimburses public schools for the cost of round-trip bus transportation up to $90. If applicable, payment must be made before bus reimbursement is processed. Download the Bus Reimbursement Request Form here.

Can we eat lunch at the Museum?

Unfortunately, the Frye does not have lunchroom facilities for school groups. However, here is a list of outdoor locations near the Museum suitable for a picnic lunch:

St. James Cathedral Courtyard (Approximately a 3-minute walk from the Museum)
Seattle University Union Green (Approximately a 10-minute walk from the Museum)
Freeway Park (Approximately an 8 to 10-minute walk from the Museum)

Where can we park?

Paid public street parking is available along Terry Ave, 9th Ave, Columbia St, Marion St, and Cherry St.

There are also several paid parking lots nearby the Museum including the Swedish Hospital parking garage; Cabrini Tower Parking Garage at 101 Marion St; and Impark Lot at 815 9th Ave. Additional paid parking lots are available throughout First Hill. Visit this page to learn more.

Can we sketch in the galleries?

Yes! We encourage sketching and writing with pencils in the galleries. Pencils and clipboards are available at the Visitor Services desk.


Want to document your students on a field trip? Handheld, still photography is allowed in most areas of the Museum for personal, non-commercial use. However, certain temporary exhibitions may prohibit photography or video. In those instances, gallery signs clearly mark any limitations. Please note that the use of flash photography, tripods, and monopods is not permitted.

Questions? Email or call 206 432 8241.