People listening to a speaker in the Petrie Court

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 learn and create in the most exciting classrooms—the galleries of the Met!

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 and its exhibitions through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

Concerts and Performances

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

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

Look at art together and get creative during free, interactive drop-in programs for kids and their parents or caregivers.

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.

Collage of images of people in the galleries

Have you been to MetFridays? There's something new happening at the Museum every Friday until 9:00 p.m.

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.


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