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MetFamilies

Look, learn, and create together during fun, interactive programs for kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers. Program times and topics vary.

For more information about programs for families, 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.

Children's Classes

For children ages 2–12
Spark imagination, creativity, and lifelong connections with art at the Met! Museum Members can register early and receive a 15% discount.

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.

School Break Programs

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

Art Trek

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

Family Workshops at The Cloisters

For children ages 4–12 and their families
Enjoy an hour-long workshop at The Cloisters museum and gardens.

La Experiencia Medieval: Talleres Bilingües e Educativos para Familias

Para niños de 4 a 12 años de edad y sus familias
Ustedes están invitados a participar en visitas guiadas y proyectos de arte en Los Claustros.

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.

Sights & Sounds at The Cloisters

For visitors ages 5–11 with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum
Participate in music and art workshops for children with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

Discoveries Family Workshops

For visitors ages 5–17 with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum
These workshops welcome children and teens with a range of abilities and learning styles, together with family and friends.

Upcoming MetFamilies Events

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, August 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

    Monday, August 31, 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, September 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

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 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

    Thursday, September 3, 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, September 3, 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, September 4, 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, September 5, 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, September 5, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Back to School in the Middle Ages

    Saturday, September 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Composite Creatures

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Wild Beasts of the Medieval World

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 5, 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, September 5, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Back to School in the Middle Ages

    Saturday, September 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Composite Creatures

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Wild Beasts of the Medieval World

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, August 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

    Monday, August 31, 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, September 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

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 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

    Thursday, September 3, 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, September 3, 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, September 4, 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, September 5, 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, September 5, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Back to School in the Middle Ages

    Saturday, September 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Composite Creatures

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Wild Beasts of the Medieval World

    Sunday, September 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Monday, September 7, 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, September 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

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Thursday, September 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

    Thursday, September 10, 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, September 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, September 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

    Friday, September 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

    Saturday, September 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

    Art Trek

    Saturday, September 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 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, September 13, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

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

  • Discoveries

    Discoveries—Tales from the River (Ages 5–17)

    Sunday, September 13, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free; reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, September 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

    Monday, September 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, September 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

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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, September 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

    Thursday, September 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

    Thursday, September 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, September 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

    Friday, September 18, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    MetFridays: ¡Noche en el Met! Celebrate Latin America—Drop-in Drawing: Faces

    Friday, September 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sights & Sounds at The Cloisters

    Sights & Sounds

    Saturday, September 19, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

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

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

  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Looking at Shapes

    Saturday, September 19, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 19, 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, September 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Q&A and Create: All About Books

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Q&A: Are Doodles Art?

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—Met MediaLab

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Q&A: Ask the Met

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Videobooth

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Photobooth

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—Meet the Illustrator!

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Videos

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Create: Animation Stations

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Create: Weaving Together

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Lounge

    Sunday, September 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Premiere and Reception

    Sunday, September 20, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—Storytime

    Sunday, September 20, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

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

  • Festival or Special Program

    #MetKids Launch Party—#MetKids Premiere and Reception

    Sunday, September 20, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library

    Monday, September 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

    Monday, September 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, September 22, 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, September 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

    Wednesday, September 23, 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, September 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, September 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

    Thursday, September 24, 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, September 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, September 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

    Friday, September 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

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

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

  • La Experiencia Medieval

    Historias medievales (Medieval Stories)

    Saturday, September 26, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, September 26, 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, September 26, 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, September 27, 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, September 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

    Monday, September 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, September 29, 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, September 29, 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

    Monday, August 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

    Monday, August 31, 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, September 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

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 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

    Thursday, September 3, 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, September 3, 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, September 4, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

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.