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Want to hear something REALLY impressive? Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has a permanent collection of over TWO MILLION works of art? That sounds like a pretty amazing journey into the world of art to us!

The collection has a range of art mediums, so kids can see that is so much more than just painting! It's an insight into different cultures, different techniques, and different ways of expressing themselves.

Part of the permanent collection is the Met Kids section, which is made for, with, and by kids. How inspirational for kids to see artwork up on the walls, from talented kids just like them!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also has a number of temporary exhibits, which ensure there is always something new to see on your next visit!

Whether it's exploring foreign cultures, or historic artworks, or even commissions from specific artists, there will be something amazing to see!

Thought an art museum might not cater to families? Think again!

For families the museum offer a kids' guide and family map to the museum, available at reception, as well as drop-in children's programming for 18 months to 12 years, a family audio guide for 6 to 12s, and the medieval art area of the cloisters.

The Nolen Library also welcomes families with curious kids who want to hone their knowledge from the visit.

So much more than a museum! It's a great day out that could inspire and educate kids on an amazing part of our world's culture!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$25

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Children

$12

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Discount

Seniors $17

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Free Under

12 years accompanied by an adult

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Last Updates

2018

Any top tips?

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You can bring pencils into the galleries to sketch if you like, but no wet pens or markers

I'm Hungry!

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Several cafes, bars and food courts style eateries are available at the Met. You won't have to worry about those rumbling tummies!

Healthy Eating
There are healthy options in the cafes at the Met so you will be fine. Water in plastic bottles are allowed in the museum

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Where is it at?

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Designated spaces are available in the parking garage for visitors with disabilities. The clearance is six feet, six inches (6' 6").

Teachers corner

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You can explore the museum with a guide, or independently, with great programs for K to 12!

Need a little extra help?

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Great disabled access and they offer programs for visitors with disabilities on a regular basis. Elevators and escalators are located throughout the building.

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Baby Facilities

Strollers are permitted in most areas. Check at reception for the full list

When can we go?

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10am open daily. 5:30pm close Sun to Thurs / 9pm Fri & Sat

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day, and the first Mon in May

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