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For Kids

The Met has so much to offer kids and their families. Have fun together in the Museum and online!


#MetKids

#MetKids | Made for, with, and by kids

#MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids. Get a sneak peek at a few of the things we'll have when the full feature launches this September.


Family Map and Guides

Family Map

How well do you know the Met? To find out, download our kid-friendly map or pick it up at the Information Desks when you visit.

Family Guides

Read all about it! Special guides show kids visiting the Museum how to hunt for details and learn fun facts about the collection. Download a guide before your visit, or pick one up for free at the Information Desks.

More for Kids and Families

Family Programs Family Programs

Look at art together and get creative during free, interactive drop-in programs for kids and their parents or caregivers.

Suggested Itineraries Wheat Field with Cypresses

Choose one of our suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met.

Audio Guide for Kids Audio Guide for Kids

Ideal for children ages 6–12 and their families, these specially designed Audio Tours include easy-to-follow messages throughout the Museum.

Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Nolen Library

Nolen Library is open to all Museum visitors and welcomes readers of all ages to consult a wide range of materials about the Museum's collection, exhibitions, and the history of art.

Family Programs at The Cloisters Family Program at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Metropolitan's branch dedicated to medieval art in northern Manhattan is a great place to visit with children!

Featured Media: For Kids

Children's Art Classes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inspire creativity and lifelong connections with art. Art programs for children are available to Members starting at the Family/Dual level.

Children in the galleries

Become a Member at the Family/Dual level to enjoy free admission, Members-only art classes for children, and more! For a higher level of support and additional benefits, see Met Family Circle.

Parents and children enjoying a performance

Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

See a list of Bring the Kids programs.