1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street
New York, New York

Upper East Side

Daily 10 am – 5:45 pm
Closed Thursday
Open until 7:45 pm Saturday

The striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda is reason enough to visit this landmark museum, and exciting, well-designed exhibits and kids’ programs make this a family-friendly setting for contemporary and modern art.

$: $22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 12

Annual Memberships: $75+.

Free Hours: Saturday 5:45 - 7:45 pm

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

Giacometti (through Sep 12)
This comprehensive exhibition, a collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, examines anew Italians Sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s practice and his unmistakable aesthetic vocabulary. Featuring important works in bronze and in oil, as well as plaster sculptures and drawings never before seen in this country, the exhibition aims to provide a deeper understanding of this artist, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations.

Brancusi (through Sep 30)
Try to find animals including a seal, sting ray and bird in the abstract-looking sculptures of Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957). Fun shapes and forms in a lovely space.

Family Programs: Sundays 1-4 pm, explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries and head to the Studio Art Lab in the basement to make art inspired by themes and materials seen in the museum.

Strollers/Diapers: Strollers welcome (wee ones on wheels even get their own tours), though be careful on the slanted ramp. Double strollers must be checked but single umbrella strollers are available to borrow.

Eat & Treats: Cafe 3 on the third floor serves sandwiches, pastries, chocolates, coffee, tea, wine, and beer with a spectacular view across Fifth Avenue to Central Park or visit tasty cafe & coffee shopHeavenly Rest Stop a few blocks south.

Other Tips: Pick up a family activity guide at the admissions desk, or visit the (weekends-only) family kiosk for a pack of family fun including a scavenger hunt guide, sketchbook and colored pencils.

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  • Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime Tuesday, August 21 10:30 am–11:00 am
  • Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Tuesday, August 21 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Guggenheim Stroller Tour Tuesday, August 21 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Giacometti Friday, June 8–Wednesday, September 12 10:00 am–5:30 pm
  • Brancusi Thursday, March 1–Sunday, September 30 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination Thursday, May 10–Monday, October 8 10:00 am–5:30 pm
  • The Met Roof Garden: Huma Bhabha’s We Come In Peace Tuesday, April 17–Sunday, October 28 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • The Senses: Design Beyond Vision Tuesday, May 1–Sunday, October 28 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color Tuesday, May 1–Sunday, January 13 10:00 am–6:00 pm