Jun 1 @ 10:00 am - Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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 all ages.
From the less-crowded education center entrance at 81st Street, go through the lovely Greek and Roman Galleries. The must-see Van Goghs, Monets and Degas ballerinas in 19th- And Early 20th-Century European Paintings And Sculptures are on the second floor, along with intricate textiles and architecture in Art of the Arab Lands and a striking Ellsworth Kelly rainbow mural and giant Pollock paintings in Modern and Contemporary Art.
* Take the elevator (and some stairs) to stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline plus get fresh air and a snack at the spacious Roof Garden.
* See fascinating artworks in all sorts of media in Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room, an imagining of what might have been if a Seneca Village survived among ornate Period Rooms. See a Chinese garden, Eqyptian temples, knights on horseback and so much more…wander around and be surprised and delighted as your kid finds his or her own favorites. Ask friendly information desk workers (or search online) for whatever kids are into- we’ve discovered works with turtles, trains, chess, princesses and other obsessions.
See our complete guide to the Met.
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am–9 pm
Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.
Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.
See our guide to Central Park.More info
Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).
From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs,…More info
Learn about the design of the largest of the Park’s woodlands, a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City, and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Includes hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal.More info
The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…More info
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…More info