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The Met has so much to offer kids and their families. Have fun together in the Museum and online!
How well do you know the Met? To find out, download our kid-friendly map or pick it up at the Information Desks when you visit.
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.
Look at art together and get creative during free, interactive drop-in programs for kids and their parents or caregivers.
Choose one of our suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met.
Ideal for children six through twelve years of age and their families, this specially designed program includes easy-to-follow tours throughout the Museum's permanent collection.
Nolen Library is open to all Museum visitors and welcomes readers of all ages to consult a wide range of materials about the Museum's collection, exhibitions, and the history of art.
The Metropolitan's branch dedicated to medieval art in northern Manhattan is a great place to visit with children!
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Episode for Families: Ananse the Spider
Episode for Families: Peach Blossom Spring
Episode for Families: Aesop’s Fables
TweenCast Episode: Young Woman Peeling Apples
Episode for Families: The Tengu Nose Contest
Episode for Families: Johnny Appleseed and American Stories
Episode for Families: How the Rabbit Got to the Moon
Episode for Families: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Cézanne's Astonishing Apples
Aaron's Awesome Adventure
Learn About Color
Childe Hassam, American Impressionist
George Washington Crossing the Delaware
Gilbert Stuart: Making Faces
How Van Gogh Made His Mark
Knights in Central Park
Marduk, King of the Gods
Romare Bearden: Let's Walk The Block
The Dancers and Degas
The Tomb of Perneb
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The Family Benefit offers kids of all ages the opportunity to enjoy creative activities in select Museum galleries, as well as dinner, dancing, and live entertainment.
Inspire lifelong connections with art. Members-only Children's Art Classes begin January 27. Register now.
Become a Member at the Family/Dual level to enjoy free admission, Members-only art classes for children, and more! For a higher level of support and additional benefits, see Met Family Circle.
Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).
See a list of Bring the Kids programs.
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