The Metropolitan Museum of Art is now open 7 days a week, and they no longer have the iconic pins but stickers that seem to be littered all over the ground around the museum and throughout Central Park. Besides these two changes the museum itself stays the same. We have a membership to The Met Museum, but always seem to see something new (besides the temporary exhibits) each time we go.
If you are going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art with young children I recommend picking up the Family Guide Kid’s Picks upon arrival to the museum, and check out what they suggest are some of kids’ favorite things to see in the museum. The list consist of 9 different things to see just enough for the little ones to not get overwhelmed. We decided to see the Knights in Shining Armor (shockingly we have never seen this exhibit before).
Next we participated in the Storytime at Nolen Library, it looks like storytime happens twice a day once in the morning and another one in the afternoon, everyday. H was obsessed with the computers in the library (he could have played on them all day if we let him). LilStrange slept the whole time.
My husband wanted to check out Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900–1919). This selection of baseball cards from the collection of Jefferson R. Burdick includes such Hall of Famers as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, and Napoléon Lajoie—who are still among the all-time hit leaders—and the pitchers Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson, who trail only the indomitable Cy Young in career wins.
On our way out we saw The Boxer An Ancient Masterpiece. The broad-shouldered, lanky pugilist is depicted just after a match sitting on a boulder to rest after the unnerving tension of the fight. Something catches his eye and makes him turn his head: perhaps the applause of the spectators or the entrance of his next opponent?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is huge and you could spend multiple hours and days there trying to see everything it has to offer. However with a 2.5 year old and a newborn in tow it is best to chose three or four exhibits to see then call it a day.
What is your child’s favorite exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art?