Talks in the galleries are free with Museum admission and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.
Explore highlights of the collection through a variety of tours with Museum-trained volunteers. Engaging, hour-long tours are given in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Interact with artists and draw inspiration from the collection as you make your own work and learn about old and new artistic processes.
Come learn and create in the most exciting classrooms—the galleries of the Met!
The Museum regularly offers lectures and panels in conjunction with special exhibitions, the permanent collection, and other related topics.
Gain insight into the Museum and its exhibitions through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.
The Museum's concert hall and gallery spaces provide settings for an extensive array of performances and concerts featuring artists from around the globe.
Celebrate art and culture in festivals and special events that combine performance, art making, storytelling, gallery talks, demonstrations, and more!
Look at art together and get creative during free, interactive drop-in programs for kids and their parents or caregivers.
Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.
The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum's collection, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to offering programs and services that are accessible to everyone.
The Cloisters museum and gardens offers gallery talks, guided tours, family workshops, and special events for visitors of all ages.
Museum Members receive invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and may register for a variety of Members-only classes.
The Metropolitan is renowned for its glamorous galas and benefit parties. Your ticket to an unforgettable evening helps support essential programs that enrich the lives of all our audiences.
Have you been to MetFridays? There's something new happening at the Museum every Friday until 9:00 p.m.
Special Interest Groups
Spectrum encourages post-college audiences to experience the Metropolitan Museum in new and unexpected ways.
The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative reflects the Museum's founding mission to educate and inspire by reaching out to all of its constituencies.
The College Group at the Met is a group of local college students who plan events and programs for other students.