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

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.

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.

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.