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Family Programs

Explore art in the Museum in free drop-in programs for kids ages 18 months–12 years together with their adult companions. For more information about Family Programs, please call 212-570-3961 or email familyprograms@metmuseum.org.

Storytime in Nolen Library

For families with children ages 18 months–7 years
Start with a book, then learn to look! After a story in the library's special corner for kids, 3- to 7-year-olds explore the galleries on a self-guided treasure hunt.

Start with Art at the Met/Start with Art at the Met Plus

For families with children ages 3–7
Look, sketch, and listen to stories to get a head start on art. Start with Art at the Met Plus includes art-making activities.

Art Trek/Art Trek Plus

For families with children ages 5–12
Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met.

How Did They Do That?

For visitors of all ages
Peek at technique—through handling tools and materials—and learn how works of art were created.

Sunday Studio

For visitors of all ages
Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the Museum's galleries.

Drop-in Drawing

For visitors of all ages
Draw inspiration from original works of art! Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun.

Picture This! Programs for Families with Children Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

For families with children and teens ages 5–17 who are blind or partially sighted
Explore works of art in accessible ways—detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities—that use all the senses. Create your own work of art to take home.

Discoveries Programs for Families

For visitors ages 6 and above with learning and developmental disabilities
These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of abilities and learning styles together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities.

Family Programs at The Cloisters

For families with children ages 4–12
The Metropolitan's branch dedicated to medieval art in northern Manhattan is a great place to visit with children!

Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

For families with children ages 5–12
Take a day to play at the Museum on select holiday Mondays throughout the year.

Upcoming Family Programs

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Sunday Studio

    Brush and Water: Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, July 20, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 10, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 10, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 10, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, July 10, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 11, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 11, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 12, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 12, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Saturday, July 12, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Program for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

    Discoveries—Make a Splash! (Ages 5–17)

    Sunday, July 13, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, July 13, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 13, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 14, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 14, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 15, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 15, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, July 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Tuesday, July 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 16, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 16, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 17, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 17, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, July 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 18, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 18, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Fabric on Figures: Ancient Sculpture

    Friday, July 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Sunday Studio

    Brush and Water: Chinese Calligraphy

    Sunday, July 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, July 20, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 21, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 21, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 22, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 22, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, July 22, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Tuesday, July 22, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 23, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 23, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 24, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 24, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 24, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, July 24, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 25, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, July 25, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, July 26, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, July 26, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek—Fashion Stories: Clothing throughout the Ages

    Saturday, July 26, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met—Fashion Stories: Clothing throughout the Ages

    Saturday, July 26, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, July 27, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met Plus—The Alphabet in Art

    Sunday, July 27, 2:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek Plus at the Met—What's the Story?

    Sunday, July 27, 2:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 28, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, July 28, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 29, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, July 29, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, July 29, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Tuesday, July 29, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 30, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, July 30, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 31, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 31, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 31, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, July 31, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, August 1, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, August 1, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Details and Mechanisms: Decorative Objects

    Friday, August 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, August 2, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, August 2, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Sunday Studio

    Pose and Portraits: American Art

    Sunday, August 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, August 3, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, August 4, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, August 4, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, August 5, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, August 5, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 5, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Tuesday, August 5, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, August 6, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, August 6, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, August 7, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, August 7, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, August 7, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, August 7, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, August 8, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, August 8, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, October 15, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, October 16, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, October 16, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Thursday, October 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, October 17, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, October 17, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, October 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, October 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Free Programs for Families and Teens

Download the latest Free Programs for Families and Teens brochure (PDF) to find out what's happening this season at the Met. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

Membership Classes for Children

Art programs for children of Members at the Family/Dual level and above offer children the unique experience of learning about art in a studio setting or in the Museum's galleries.

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.

Program Support

Family programs are made possible by Uris Brothers Foundation Endowment, The Aronson Family Foundation, Pat and John Rosenwald Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, and Epstein Teicher Philanthropies.