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FAMILY AFTERNOONS

Family Afternoon—Explore the 81st Street Studio

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

Come ready to look, learn, and create! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun to continue celebrating the opening of the 81st Street Studio, our new drop-in discovery and play space—where art and science meet! Explore the hands-on stations as you find out more about clay, metal, and wood using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) connections and inspired by artworks in The Met collection. Jump into art-making and other activities to experiment working with these materials—and to become a Met Field Scientist!

Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome; recommended for children ages 3–11. Materials are provided.

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


ACTIVITIES 
All activities run continuously from 1 to 4 pm.

Hearty Helmets
Studio, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Use different kinds of metals to create your own helmet inspired by artworks at The Met. Will yours be fancy, sturdy, or scary?

Stacking Sculptures
Studio, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
How high can you go? Construct a wood-glue sculpture and rise to the challenge!

Tinker with Clay
Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor 
Take a seat at a potter’s wheel or make a pinch pot as you explore how clay can take many forms.

Make Drums and Prints
Art Study Room, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Enjoy the same hands-on art-making stations as in the 81st Street Studio with extra room to spread out! Create your own drum and print, inspired by works in The Met collection.

Field Guide Adventure 
Diane W. Burke Hall, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Go on an art and science adventure! Pick up your 81st Street Studio Family Field Guide and become a Met Field Scientist as you explore artworks made of wood, clay, and metal throughout the Museum.

Cool Castanets
Art Study Room, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Make your own musical instruments—then bring them to life through dance!

Family Photo Booth
Diane W. Burke Hall, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Celebrate the day with a fun family portrait.

Mystery at the Museum Book Signing
The Met Store at 81st Street, Ground Floor
Join author Helen Friel for a signing of Mystery at the Museum, an interactive book that takes you on an adventure at The Met. This latest book collaboration between DK and The Met features 18 engaging puzzles. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in The Met Store.

Don’t miss the 81st Street Studio opening festival on Saturday, September 9! 

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Stop by the welcome table in Diane W. Burke Hall, Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor, to request a large-print schedule of events, or to learn more about access accommodations, programs, and resources at The Met. You can also access The Met’s sensory-friendly resources online.

Masks are strongly recommended. See our visitor guidelines.

The Interactive Musical Station was designed by Yamaha.

All Upcoming

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