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Programs

Conversations with Curators and Conservators

Talks in the galleries are free with Museum admission and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.

Guided Tours

Explore highlights of the collection through a variety of tours with Museum-trained volunteers. Engaging, hour-long tours are given in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Drop-in Drawing

Interact with artists and draw inspiration from the collection as you make your own work and learn about old and new artistic processes.

Short Courses

Come study in the most exciting classrooms—the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum!

Lectures and Panels

The Museum regularly offers lectures and panels in conjunction with special exhibitions, the permanent collection, and other related topics.

Sunday at the Met

Gain insight into the Museum, its exhibitions, and its projects through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

concerts

The Museum's concert hall and gallery spaces provide settings for an extensive array of performances and concerts featuring artists from around the globe.

Female Musicians | 30.4.9

The Museum presents yearlong partnerships with artists and performers that provide unique responses to its permanent collection and galleries.

Photograph of Fiesta 2011

Celebrate art and culture in festivals and special events that combine performance, art making, storytelling, gallery talks, demonstrations, and more!

Family Programs

Explore art in the Museum in free drop-in programs for kids ages 18 months–12 years together with their adult companions.

Teen Programs

Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.

K–12 Educator Programs

The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum's collection, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects.

Programs for Visitors with Disabilities

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to offering programs and services that are accessible to everyone.

Garden Tour at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Cloisters museum and gardens offers gallery talks, guided tours, family workshops, and special events for visitors of all ages.

Members attend a special exhibition opening.

Museum Members receive invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and may register for a variety of Members-only classes.

The Temple of Dendur, benefit party

The Metropolitan is renowned for its glamorous galas and benefit parties. Your ticket to an unforgettable evening helps support essential programs that enrich the lives of all our audiences.

Special Interest Groups

Glen Hansard and "Guitar Heroes"

Spectrum encourages post-college audiences to experience the Metropolitan Museum in new and unexpected ways.

MADI Lunar New Year

The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative reflects the Museum's founding mission to educate and inspire by reaching out to all of its constituencies.

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The College Group at the Met is a group of local college students who plan events and programs for other students.