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Family Programs

Look at art together and get creative during free, interactive drop-in programs for kids and their parents or caregivers. 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–6 years
Gather around as we look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt.

Art Play

For families with children ages 2–4
Discover art and the Museum through stories, play, and activities just for early learners!

Start with Art at the Met/Start with Art and Music

For families with children ages 3–6
Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life.

Art Trek

For families with children ages 7–11
Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure.

How Did They Do That?

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

Sunday Studio

For families with children of all ages
Drop in and create works of art right next to those in the Museum's galleries. Start or continue your art-making experience with a family tour in nearby galleries.

Picture This! Family Workshops

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 Family Workshops

For visitors ages 5–17 with learning and developmental disabilities
These workshops welcome children and teens 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!

School Break and Holiday Programs

For families with children ages 3–11
Day off from school? Travel the world at the Met in one hour!

Upcoming Family Programs

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, November 23, 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, November 24, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, November 24, 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, November 25, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, November 25, 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

    Wednesday, November 26, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Picture This! Family Program—Art of Celebration

    Sunday, November 30, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, November 23, 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

    Saturday, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Picture This! Family Program—Art of Celebration

    Sunday, November 30, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, November 23, 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, November 24, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, November 24, 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, November 25, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, November 25, 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

    Wednesday, November 26, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Picture This! Family Program—Art of Celebration

    Sunday, November 30, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 1, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 1, 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, December 2, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, December 2, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Play

    Wednesday, December 3, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, December 3, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, December 3, 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, December 4, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, December 4, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Start with Art and Music

    Thursday, December 4, 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, December 5, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, December 5, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Silhouette and Shadow: Japanese Sculpture

    Friday, December 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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, December 6, 2:00–3:00 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, December 6, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Tapestry Illustrations: Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    Sunday, December 7, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Family Tour—Tapestry Illustrations: Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    Sunday, December 7, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, December 7, 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, December 8, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 8, 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, December 9, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, December 9, 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

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

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

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

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, December 12, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, December 12, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, December 13, 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, December 13, 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?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Saturday, December 13, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Program for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

    Discoveries—All That Glitters … (Ages 5–17)

    Sunday, December 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, December 14, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

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

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • How Did They Do That?

    European Tapestries

    Sunday, December 14, 3:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 15, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 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

    Tuesday, December 16, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, December 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

    Wednesday, December 17, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, December 17, 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, December 18, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, December 18, 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, December 18, 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, December 19, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, December 19, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Figures and Faces: African Art

    Friday, December 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, December 20, 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, December 20, 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, December 20, 2:00–3:00 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, December 20, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Tapestry Illustrations: Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    Sunday, December 21, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Performance

    Family Performance—Weave a Tale

    Sunday, December 21, 1:15–1:45 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Family Tour—Tapestry Illustrations: Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    Sunday, December 21, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, December 21, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

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

  • Performance

    Family Performance—Weave a Tale

    Sunday, December 21, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 22, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

    Monday, December 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

    Monday, December 22, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

    Monday, December 22, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

    Monday, December 22, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, December 22, 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, December 23, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Winter Break Family Programs

    Tuesday, December 23, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Winter Break Family Programs

    Tuesday, December 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, December 23, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 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

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 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, March 19, 2015, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 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, March 19, 2015, 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, March 20, 2015, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Contours: South American Art

    Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 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, Estate of Anna J. Enea, Pat and John Rosenwald Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joan E. Weberman, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, and The DuCommun and Gross Family Foundation.