There are many reasons to visit the Met this summer with your little ones.
There is a new exhibit in the Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 29 - Nov 2, 2014). This installation by Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) titled “Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout” is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum's Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham's structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.
Art Trek are for families with children ages 5–12
Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. Art Trek Plus includes a performance or other surprises. Upcoming Art Trek events
Start with Art at Met are for families with children ages 3–7
Look, sketch, and listen to stories to get a head start on art. Start with Art at the Met Plus includes art-making activities. Upcoming Start with Art at Met events.
Storytime at Nolen Library are for families with children ages 18 months–7 years
Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library. After a story in the library's special corner for kids, 3- to 7-year-olds explore the galleries on a self-guided treasure hunt. Upcoming Storytime events