Museu da Criança – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Especial Dia das Crianças – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Picture This!—Weaving a Picture, Telling a Story
Saturday, October 9, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
This program for children who are blind or partially sighted and their family members focuses on woven textiles. For more information or to reserve a place, call 212-650-2010 or email

How Did They Do That?
30-minute sessions, running from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
These sessions show visitors of all ages—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created.

Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10

Indian Stone Carving
Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14

Gallery Workshops for Families
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Free with Museum admission
Children ages four through twelve and their families are invited for an hour-long program at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, the branch of the Museum in northern Manhattan devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Saturday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.
Britt Eilhardt

Medieval Treasure
Sunday, October 3, 1:00 p.m.
Genevra Le Voci

From Head to Toe
October 16, 1:00 p.m.
Kate Brugioni

See the calendar for a complete list of upcoming family programs in the Main Building and at The Cloisters.

Activities for Kids

Explore & Learn Explore & Learn Learn about art, artists, and world cultures through fun activities, family-friendly publications, teachers’ guides, and more. See Explore & Learn for a list of activities. Family Map and Printed Family Guides Family Map and Printed Family Guides Printed family 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 an Information Desk.

Things to Do at The Museum

Family Programs in the Main Building Family Programs in the Museum The Museum offers hundreds of family programs each year. The programs are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted. All materials are provided, and registration is not required for most programs. Read about the different types of family programs offered at the Museum. The Cloisters: Family Workshops The Cloisters: Family Workshops The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, the Metropolitan’s branch dedicated to medieval art, is located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan. It’s a great place to visit with children! Learn more about family workshops at The Cloisters.
Programas para la familia en español Programas para la familia en español El Museo ofrece actividades, visitas guiadas en las galerías y talleres en español. Consulten el programa de actividades para más información. Programs and Services for Young Visitors with Disabilities Programs and Services for Young Visitors with Disabilities The Museum offers an extensive range of activities and resources specifically for adults and children with disabilities. Learn more about programs for visitors with disabilities.
Met Podcast Episodes for Families Met Podcast Episodes for Families For younger audiences ages four to nine, a new series of podcast episodes focuses on the myths, legends and other stories related to works in the Met’s collection. Told in an engaging style that includes sound effects and music, each message is three to four minutes in length. See all Met Podcast episodes

Above: William Sidney Mount (American, 1807–1868). Cider Making (detail), 1840–41. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, 1966 (66.126).

Children’s Reading Room Children's Reading Room The Children’s Reading Room in Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education offers another place to enjoy quality family time before or after a program. See hours and contact information for Nolen Library.
Family Audio Guide Family Audio Guide Ideal for children ages six to twelve and their families, this specially designed program includes easy-to-follow tours throughout the Museum’s permanent collection. Listen to a sample audio stop or learn more about Audio Guides. Family Membership Family Membership Family/Dual Membership offers free admission, subscription art programs for children, and more! For a higher level of support and added benefits, such as complimentary tickets to the Museum’s annual Family Benefit, see The Met Family Circle.
Dining at the Met with Kids Dining at the Met with Kids While all restaurants at the Museum welcome children, the cafeteria is particularly kid friendly, with booster seats and high chairs, and special portions of sandwiches, pizza, and salads. See Dining at the Met for a list of all dining options. MetKids in The Met Store MetKids in The Met Store Encourage children of all ages to discover, explore, and create with our selection of fun and educational gifts, including art kits, construction sets, puzzles, games, books, toys, musical instruments, and more. Visit the MetKids store online.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed (Except Met Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

See Plan Your Visit for more information, including directions.

Subscribe to the Family Programs Calendar feed.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Museum’s family programs, email us at or call us at 212-570-3961.

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198
Information: 212-535-7710
TTY: 212-570-3828

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