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Families

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Tiny Gardens

    Sunday, February 14, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Monday, February 15, 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, February 16, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Tuesday, February 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

    Tuesday, February 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, February 17, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Wednesday, February 17, 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

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

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Thursday, February 18, 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

    Thursday, February 18, 3:00–3:30 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Start with Art

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

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Friday, February 19, 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

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

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    MetFridays—Drop-in Drawing: Paper

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

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, February 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

    Saturday, February 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, February 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

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

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Tiny Gardens

    Sunday, February 14, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, February 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

    Saturday, February 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, February 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

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

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

  • Discoveries

    Discoveries—Heroes and Monsters (Ages 5–17)

    Sunday, February 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free; reservations are required

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

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

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Tiny Gardens

    Sunday, February 14, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Monday, February 15, 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, February 16, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Tuesday, February 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

    Tuesday, February 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, February 17, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Wednesday, February 17, 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

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

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

  • School Break Program

    School Break Program

    Thursday, February 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

Programs for Kids and Families

Download the latest 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.