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Virtual Museum Mile Festival

Free online

Kick off your summer virtually with The Met! Go behind the scenes and check out gallery tours, interactive Storytime, art-making videos for all ages, and more.

All activities are free, and no registration is required. All videos are prerecorded.

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The schedule is also available in simplified Chinese and Spanish.

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Drop-in Drawing—How to Draw The Met Using Perspective Drawing

Be inspired by the Museum's Fifth Avenue facade during a guided drawing session. Check out the reference image here.


Suggested materials:

  • Pen or pencil

  • Paper

  • Ruler or other straightedge

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Storytime with The MetYou Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with Storytime! Join us as we read a book and explore The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

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Silent Gallery TourThe Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Tune in on Instagram for a quiet, meditative look inside The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.


Silent Gallery TourThe Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts

Tune in on Instagram for a quiet, meditative look at the exhibition.


MetTeensLittle-Known Met

Enjoy Met trivia with @MetTeens on Instagram.


#MetKids—How Do You Dance in Armor?

Join us on Instagram as #MetKids Karlissah and Naomi speak with dancers from It’s Showtime NYC and learn how they bust moves while dressed for battle in chainmail and armor from The Met collection.


#MetKids—How Did They Get All This Art into the Museum?

Art comes in all shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered how The Met fits it inside the building? Find out with Tobias, age 9.


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Artist Interview—The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren't helping

Go behind the scenes with artist Carol Bove, who discusses the inspiration and process behind her current exhibition.


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Conserving Degas

Learn about the history of The Met's famous Degas sculpture, The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, and the construction of its new tutu with Met conservator Glenn Peterson.


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This Museum Mile Festival is a virtual event co-organized with the following partners:


The Africa Center @theafricacenter

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum @cooperhewitt

The Jewish Museum @thejewishmuseum

El Museo del Barrio @elmuseo

Museum of the City of New York @museumofcityny

Neue Galerie New York @neuegalerieny

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum @guggenheim


Virtual Museum Mile Festival is made possible in part by Council Member Keith Powers.


#MetKids and Conservation Stories are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


For more information about the exhibitions, including sponsorship credits, see The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren’t helping and The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts.


Captioning is made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

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