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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is extremely family friendly, I love taking my kids there to discover ancient civilizations, learn about great artists old and new, and gather ideas for them to be inspired to create their own artwork. This past September The Metropolitan Museum of Art created #MetKids where kids near and far can explore The Met using an interactive map, watch behind-the-scenes videos that feature kids asking question they are curious about, travel through more than 5,000 years of art in a digital time machine, discover fun facts about works of art- from dragons to dancers, and from mummies to masks, try out creative projects for at home or in the galleries and stay up-to-date with the #MetKids blog.

MET for Kids

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is huge, and we could easily spend multiple hours and days there trying to see everything it has to offer. So having a membership helps our family see multiple exhibits, over different trips, a few times each year. lilStrange was three weeks old when she visited The Met for her first time, and based on the pictures in this post A Day at the Museum, she slept the whole time. We also love going with Mema and Papa when they are in town.

MET with Mema

The Met Family Benefit is great for the entire family

One of the best events at The Metropolitan Museum of Art each year is the Family Benefit. Now in its twenty-fourth year, The Met Family Benefit is an evening of fun, dancing, and entertainment for the entire family. This year’s theme is Time Travelers, travel back in time for a sensory trip to ancient Egypt, and learn how our ancestors told time- from the earliest sundials to the elaborate clocks and watches of the sixteenth through the nineteenth century. The evening will include gallery visits, art projects, curatorial demonstrations, and dinner and dancing at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

MET roof

The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites you and your family to join them for this treasured Museum tradition, Thursday, February 4, 5:30–8:00 p.m.

For additional information & ticket pricing please visit www.metmuseum.org/familybenefit