Frazier History Museum

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For Families

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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Upcoming Events

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Second Saturday

FAMILY DAY


SECOND SATURDAY FAMILY DAY - Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky

Saturday,November 9th, 11 AM - 3PM

In addition to meeting the Distillery Dogs, who’ll be here signing “pawtographs,” join us for a look at some of the exciting and interesting highlights in our new exhibit Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky. Families can visit our “musical instrument petting zoo,” to make a joyful noise and learn how different instruments work. We’ll have recycled CD art projects, guided tours of the music exhibit, and more.

Second Saturday Activities are included in the price of admission | Free For Members

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Fun For All Ages Gallery Interactions for Children and Families

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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.

Story Time
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 LincolnThe 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.
20–30 min.

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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.
30–45 min.

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.