Sure, children are the future – but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a blast learning about the past! The Frazier Museum is excited to present special exhibits, gallery experiences, events and programs designed for children and families who love learning about true stories from other times and other cultures.
From Second Saturdays to summer camps, story time and birthday parties, we’re here to help your family have fun and experience history together. See below for our exciting array of offerings, including our latest upcoming events.
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Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This month just seems to revolve around food. From what people of the past ate, to your holiday dinner table, we’re inviting families to explore some surprising things about the foods we think we know.
Joining us will be our friends from the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm with a hands-on activity. We’ll have hands-on objects, games, challenges and even a snack or two to try while you’re here. The sights and sounds of the season will be highlighted with music, crafts, and our great holiday-themed live performances. We’ll also be celebrating the wonderful work of some of Kentucky’s finest craftspeople with the Kentucky Craft Luminaries exhibit and a visit by our friends from The Little Loomhouse. Special performances include:
- 11:00 Louisville Orff Ensemble, led by Penelope Quesada, National Finalist for Music Education Grammy.
- 1:00 Louisville Dulcimer Society
- 2:30 Master’s Conservatory Choir
Our Second Saturday programming is included in the price of museum admission (free for Members!).
Fun For All Ages
Gallery Interactions for Children and Families
There’s something different every day at the museum! Our staff of talented Teaching Artists and Education team members are excited to offer daily gallery interactions designed to help visitors experience history through hands-on activities and friendly conversation. You can check out the full menu of tours, talks and performances here, and learn more about our gallery interactions specially designed for kids and families below! Programming varies daily, and the schedule can be found here.
Join us in one of the museum’s galleries for Story Time, an interactive activity designed for children, but enjoyable for adults too! Story Time brings items from our collection to life through children’s stories like The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln; The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, a breathtaking Lakota Sioux legend; beloved children’s classic of the Victorian age The Secret Garden and The Smallest Samurai, a Japanese twist on the beloved English folktale of Tom Thumb.
Make It, Take It
Staff at craft stations located throughout the museum are offering hands-on lessons to educate visitors of all ages about specific artifacts in the museum’s collection.
Second Saturdays at the Frazier
On the second Saturday of every month, the Frazier History Museum offers museum-wide hands-on activities, special guests, live performances, and gallery interactions centered around a theme. Our Second Saturday programming is included with museum admission (free for members!). Check out upcoming dates and themes here.
Take birthdays to the next level for kids who love to explore stories from times gone by! The Frazier offers a birthday party experience for children that includes a dedicated birthday room and paper goods, as well as hands-on activities, time in our galleries AND an interactive interpretation/performance of your choice based on these themes: medieval knights, real-life princesses or cowboys/cowgirls. We even provide a birthday host/hostess educator to help your party run smoothly. More information can be found here.
School Break Camps
When school’s out, join us for fun-filled days so full of making, playing, exploring, laughing, and meeting amazing guest presenters, that you won’t even realize you’re learning! Our summer and winter break camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders. All camp sessions are taught by professional educators, limited to 18 children, and run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30. Check back on this page for more information when camps registration is open, or sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know!