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Family Programs

Explore art in the Museum in free drop-in programs for kids ages 18 months–12 years together with their adult companions. For more information about Family Programs, please call 212-570-3961 or email familyprograms@metmuseum.org.

Storytime in Nolen Library

For families with children ages 18 months–7 years
Start with a book, then learn to look! After a story in the library's special corner for kids, 3- to 7-year-olds explore the galleries on a self-guided treasure hunt.

Start with Art at the Met/Start with Art at the Met Plus

For families with children ages 3–7
Look, sketch, and listen to stories to get a head start on art. Start with Art at the Met Plus includes art-making activities.

Art Trek/Art Trek Plus

For families with children ages 5–12
Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met.

How Did They Do That?

For visitors of all ages
Peek at technique—through handling tools and materials—and learn how works of art were created.

Sunday Studio

For visitors of all ages
Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the Museum's galleries.

Drop-in Drawing

For visitors of all ages
Draw inspiration from original works of art! Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun.

Picture This! Programs for Families with Children Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

For families with children and teens ages 5–17 who are blind or partially sighted
Explore works of art in accessible ways—detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities—that use all the senses. Create your own work of art to take home.

Discoveries Programs for Families

For visitors ages 6 and above with learning and developmental disabilities
These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of abilities and learning styles together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities.

Family Programs at The Cloisters

For families with children ages 4–12
The Metropolitan's branch dedicated to medieval art in northern Manhattan is a great place to visit with children!

Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs

For families with children ages 5–12
Take a day to play at the Museum on select holiday Mondays throughout the year.

Upcoming Family Programs

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Start with Art at the Met

    Saturday, April 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Art Trek

    Saturday, April 19, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sunday Studio

    Painted Panels: European Paintings

    Sunday, April 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Family Program

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Sunday, April 20, 2:00–2:30 p.m.

    Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program

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Free Programs for Families and Teens

Download the latest Free Programs for Families and Teens brochure (PDF) to find out what's happening this season at the Met. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

Membership Classes for Children

Art programs for children of Members at the Family/Dual ($200) level and above offer children the unique experience of learning about art in a studio setting or in the Museum's galleries.

Family Guides

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.

Program Support

Family programs are made possible by Uris Brothers Foundation Endowment, The Aronson Family Foundation, Pat and John Rosenwald Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, and Epstein Teicher Philanthropies.