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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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Upcoming Family Programs

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Thursday, July 30, 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, July 30, 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, July 30, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 30, 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 31, 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, July 31, 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, August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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, August 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, August 2, 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 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

    Monday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 4, 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

    Tuesday, August 4, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 5, 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, August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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, August 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, August 2, 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, August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 9, 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 30, 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, July 30, 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, July 30, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, July 30, 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 31, 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, July 31, 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, August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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, August 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, August 2, 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 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

    Monday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 4, 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

    Tuesday, August 4, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 5, 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 6, 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, August 6, 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, August 6, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, August 6, 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 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 9, 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 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

    Monday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 12, 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 13, 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, August 13, 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, August 13, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, August 13, 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 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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, August 15, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Program for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

    Discoveries—Make a Face (Ages 5–17)

    Sunday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free; reservations are required

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 16, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, August 16, 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 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

    Monday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 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

    Tuesday, August 18, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 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

    Wednesday, August 19, 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 20, 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, August 20, 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, August 20, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, August 20, 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 21, 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, August 21, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    MetFridays—Body and Pose

    Friday, August 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, August 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

    Art Trek

    Saturday, August 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

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, August 22, 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, August 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

    Sunday, August 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, August 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, August 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, August 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, August 25, 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

    Tuesday, August 25, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Tuesday, August 25, 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 26, 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, August 26, 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 27, 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, August 27, 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, August 27, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Thursday, August 27, 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 28, 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, August 28, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Sculpted Figures

    Sunday, October 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, October 4, 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, October 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

    Monday, October 5, 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, October 6, 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, October 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

    Wednesday, October 7, 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, October 7, 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 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

    Thursday, October 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

    Friday, October 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

    Friday, October 9, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Children's Classes

    Art Mornings: Material Exploration (Ages 6–8)

    Saturday, October 10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Fee: Members: $280; general public: $330

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, October 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Children's Classes

    Art Afternoons: Drawing (Ages 9–12)

    Saturday, October 10, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

    Fee: Members: $280; general public: $330

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, October 10, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    School Break Program

    Monday, October 12, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Tuesday, October 13, 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, October 13, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Children's Classes

    Art Afternoons: Material Exploration (Ages 9–12)

    Tuesday, October 13, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

    Fee: Members: $280; general public: $330

Free Programs for Families and Teens

Download the latest Free Programs for Kids and Families 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.

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.