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For Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

Met Escapes

Take a break from the everyday with this program designed for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Through discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classroom, we explore the Museum's collections spanning five thousand years of world culture.

See upcoming Met Escapes programs below, or download the Met Escapes flyer (PDF). Free, but places are limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org. You may also request to be added to the mailing list.


Sights & Scents at The Cloisters

Enjoy the serenity of the enclosed gardens and peaceful views at The Cloisters museum and gardens with this specially designed gallery program for visitors with dementia and their care partners. Be transported to the world of the Middle Ages by treasures from medieval manors and sacred spaces. Connect through discussion, drawing, and multisensory exploration of the beauty of medieval artwork and gardens.

See upcoming Sights & Scents programs below, or download the Sights & Scents flyer (PDF). Free, but places are limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 212-650-2280 or email cloister.programs@metmuseum.org. You may also request to be added to the mailing list.

Resources for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

Find tips and resources to prepare for an enjoyable visit.

Upcoming Programs for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Art-Making Workshop

    Wednesday, May 14, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, April 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Art-Making Workshop

    Wednesday, May 14, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, May 28, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, June 11, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Exploring Works of Art through Touch

    Wednesday, June 18, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Art-Making Workshop

    Monday, June 30, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, July 16, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Sunday, July 27, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Art-Making Workshop

    Wednesday, August 13, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors with Dementia and Their Care Partners

    Met Escapes—Gallery Tour

    Wednesday, August 27, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

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Programs for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

See information about how to schedule a Museum visit for a group of visitors with disabilities.

Contact Us

The Museum welcomes comments and suggestions about how we might continue to improve our programs for visitors with disabilities. Please call 212-650-2010, email us, or write to us at:

Access and Community Programs
Education Department
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198

Program Support

Met Escapes is made possible by .

Additional support is provided by Estate of Doris Alperdt, Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust, Charles Bloom Foundation, Jane B. Wachsler, The J.M. Foundation, Estate of Susan B. Rich, Estate of Isabel Bedrosian, The Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust, and gifts in memory of Jay Budin.

This program has been developed in consultation with the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University.

Sights & Scents at The Cloisters has been developed in consultation with the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, and the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.