We recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time with the kids. My husband wanted to check out a temporary exhibit on Korean art there, but I was pretty sure the kids wouldn’t be into it. So the night before our outing, I poked around on the Met’s website to see if there was any kids’ programming, and found that they do a special audio tour for children that seemed pretty interesting.
Only problem was that once we got there, no one at the information booth or audio guide desk knew what I was talking about. I used my phone to show them the description of the tour on the Met website, and was referred to several people before someone finally produced a laminated card that showed the codes to enter on the audio guide for the kids’ tour. I wasn’t allowed to have the list, as it was their only one; they told me to take a photo of it. Here it is:
This list isn’t available anywhere else online, and who knows if anyone at the museum will ever find it again, so I figured I’d post it here in case anyone ever needs it. To be honest, though, the kids were more into just exploring the Egyptian and Medieval sections of the museum and talking to us about the things they were seeing than listening to the audio tour!
The part they liked best of all, however, was eating hot dogs and ice cream for lunch on the steps of the Met and visiting Central Park (just two blocks away) afterwards. It was a lovely spring day, and we spent the rest of our time in the city sailing rental toy boats on the Conservatory Water.