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World Culture Festival: Makers

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Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$30 (suggested), $17/students, free/ages 12 & under

Celebrate art, culture, and makers during The Met’s annual fall festival. Explore how people around the world find inspiration through materials and technology, and use your own creativity to experiment with new and traditional art-making techniques.

Enjoy performances, storytelling, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops throughout the Museum. For all ages.

See our complete guide to visiting the Met.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; 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 St entrance.

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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Find the bust of the Voldemort look-alike and other surprising connections in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to depictions of mythical creatures like griffins and dragons.

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Ancient Playground

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…

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Princess Play at Let’s Dress Up

Choose from a wide selection of princess and glamour dresses, select matching jewelry and accessories, get a little make-up done, take a photo and then sit down to a seasonal or themed tea party. After tea, hear a story and color, followed by transition time (aka dance party).

Look for upcoming weekend Princess Plays, some…

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