The Met

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Explore a vast collection that spans millennia and continents. You might get lost searching for iconic favorites in the grand halls, and you’ll definitely discover fascinating art that appeals to all ages. HIGHLIGHTS: 🏺 Gorgeous Greek and Roman Galleries 🎨 Must-see Van Goghs, Monets and Degas ballerinas in 19th- And Early 20th-Century European Paintings And…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$25 (suggested), free/ages 12 & under

Did you know Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful? Learn the colorful backstory of polychromy ("many colors" in Greek) in an exhibit highlighting cutting-edge scientific methods used to identify ancient color and examining how color helped convey meaning in antiquity.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Presented alongside original Greek and Roman works representing similar subjects are reconstructions…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Guggenheim

Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY
$25, $10/students & seniors , free ages 12 & under

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum with an iconic spiral. HIGHLIGHTS: 🖼 Impressionist & Modern masterpieces  by Degas, Gauguin, Picasso, Kadinsky & more. CURRENT EXHIBITS: ꩜ New Yorker cut-outs in  Alex Katz: Gathering 🧵 Elaborate installations and textile works in Nick Cave: Forothermore ⭐️  Pick up…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Alex Katz: Gathering

Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY
$25, $18/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12

Staged in the city where 95-year-old artist Alex Katz has lived and worked his entire life, and prepared with the close collaboration of the artist, this retrospective fills the museum’s stunning Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda.  Encounter works fusing the energy of Abstract Expressionist canvases with the American vernaculars of the magazine, billboard, and movie screen.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

NYC Must-See Week

Various Locations Throughout NYC, New York, NY
FREE

Jan 17-Feb 12, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC's iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Use promo code  MSW23 online for most venues; see nycgo.com for details. Save on these family faves - click on links for more info. MUSEUMS * Cooper Hewitt * Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Free with museum admission

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books about snow; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 18 months–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served. In the Uris Center for Education; enter at the (less-crowded, stroller-friendly) W 81st…

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
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Start with Art and Music: Water and Sky

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under

Explore art and music in the galleries while you look, move, and sing. Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection while listening to live music. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Share…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6

The Met Family Benefit: Globetrotters

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$195/adults, $95/4th-12th grade,  $85/preschool-3rd grade

Pack your bags and set sail for a trip around the world at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 29th annual Family Benefit. From the temples of Egypt to the serene courtyards of China, stamp your passport as you travel around The Met collection from across the globe all in one night. Families of all ages…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Start with Art/Art Trek

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11
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Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY
$40, includes museum admission

Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies (up to 24 months). This interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 2
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Start with Art at the Met

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
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Drop-in Drawing

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. Only pencils allowed in the galleries. Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$47.50/ages 13+, $37.50/ages 12 & under

Explore art and spaces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art reminiscent of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures like griffins and dragons. Participate in interactive activities, make surprising connections, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective - and maybe even do a little magic. Private tours…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
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How Did They Do That?—3D Imaging

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. Join gallery demonstrations that reveal the intersection of art and science. Demonstrations repeat every 30 min. For visitors of all ages. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY
$40/family (includes museum admission)

On the second Sunday of every month, explore the Guggenheim with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

Met Family Afternoon—Maya and Materials

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Come ready to look, imagine, and create. Move your body while creating art and music inspired by Maya art, join Museum experts to explore ancient materials, and listen to an interactive bilingual Storytime. Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome; recommended for children ages 3–11 years. Materials provided. Presented in conjunction with…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11
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Watson Adventures: Whodunit at The Met Family Scavenger Hunt

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$45/adults, $35/ages 10-17

Kids and adults work together to track a killer by solving his scavenger hunt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary; you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and…

Suggested Ages: 10 to 14+
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School Break Programs at the Met

Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Drop in for hands-on fun and create art inspired by The Met collection. Recommended for families with children ages 3 to 11 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.  

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11

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Little Guggs

Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY
$40/family

Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio. One of our favorite preschool programs. Register in advance; slots fill up quickly. See our guide to the Guggenheim.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 4