The Met, New York City, New York
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York 10028| Map |
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, simply known as the Met, is one of the city’s premier cultural attractions, and should definitely be included in a family vacation itinerary. The Met is massive, and since most people spend only a couple of hours there, it’s a good idea to do a little advance planning to get the most of a visit. Check with the front desk for guides and maps designed for families, and find out when free drop-in programs for children are scheduled. There is plenty to see in a half-day visit, though families with children should remember to take frequent breaks to rest. Kids will especially like the Egyptian exhibits, featuring real temples and mummies. As far as dining options, the Met boasts multiple restaurants, from a simple cafeteria to fancier fare. Most restaurants are in fact casual and work fine for families with children. There are great kids’ items in their world-famous gift shop, too. Afterwards, relax and unwind in Central Park, just outside. The Met is America’s largest museum, and shouldn’t be missed.
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Ratings by kids' ages
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- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Exhibits are constantly changing. Check the museum's schedule to find out when a favorite artist will be on display.
Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York 10028| Map
Hours: Tue,Thu,Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Fri-Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm. Closed New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas More Info
Price: Adults(13-64): $25; Children(0-12): Free; Seniors(65+): $17 More Info