Get ready: We’re redefining the way you explore museums. Our museum tours are immersive, experiential, interactive, and a whole lot of fun. We’re inspired by iconic stories, and we use activities, games, handouts, takeaways, and more cool stuff to get audiences engaged. The tours are for adults, families, kids, and everyone in between. Because that’s how you museum.
Crown & Prophet: An Epic Fantasy Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inspired by epic fantasies, “Crown and Prophet” takes participants on a highly interactive adventure throughout the museum, complete with group activities, intrigue, quests…and plenty of surprises. The tour will engage guests with works of art that may remind them of places and spaces in a number of classic fantasy stories; it will aso look at the influences on those tales and the themes that connect them.
So grab your scabbard, hitch up your hilt, and cover up in that cloak: You’re about to embark on an adventure that offers a completely new way of exploring the Metropolitan Museum.
This tour is not endorsed by or affiliated with Game of Thrones, HarperCollins, Voyager Books, Allen & Unwin, Bantam Spectra, Lord of the Rings, the estate of J.R.R.Tolkien, George RR Martin, HBO, New Line Cinema, Wingnut Films, George Lucas, Star Wars, LucasFilm, Disney, or any of their affiliates.
Fridays, 5:45 PM; Tuesday, 11:00 AM
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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Magical Arts tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join us for “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold,” an interactive ‘magical arts’ tour in the Metropolitan Museum. See spaces and places that might remind you of those in a wizard’s school or village, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures. You’ll participate in activities, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective… and maybe even do a little magic. (Appropriate interactive wizard’s gear is encouraged.) Advance reservations required; all ticket sales are final. Please allow approximately two hours for your magical arts adventure.
These tours are in no way endorsed by or affiliated with J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic, Little, Brown, Pottermore or Warner Bros. Please note: There are no objects or replicas of objects from the movies in the Metropolitan Museum.
Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Saturdays: 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM / Sundays: 11:00 AM
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 AM
Private tours: By request
Please note: All ticket sales are final
Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: Junior Version
We’re now offering a streamlined version of our popular interactive magical arts tour; it’s perfect for introducing kids 5-7 to the museum through games, activities and cool wizard stuff, all in an hour. (And if you’re on your lunch hour or have a short attention span, you’re welcome as well.)
These tours are in no way endorsed by or affiliated with J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic, Little, Brown, Pottermore or Warner Bros.
Here Be Dragons: An Interactive Museum Scavenger Hunt
Guess what? We’re launching something new. We’ve redefined the scavenger hunt to make it more scavenger-y, more interactive, and just more..fun. Join us as we celebrate mythical creatureswith “Here Be Dragons” our new two-part, activity-laden scavenger hunt. Part one is in the American Museum of Natural History; part two is in the Met.
Drawing from the menageries of creatures in myths and well-known fantasy books, the hunt will allow participants to explore galleries throughout the museum as they answer questions, solve clues, engage in creative activities, and track down the origins of some of the creatures in well-loved myths and tales. Grab your unicorns and join us! Advance registration required. Sundays at 2:30 PM and by request. Please allow approximately two hours for your museum adventure.
Quest Control: A Demigod Search in the Metropolitan Museum
Inspired by classic and contemporary Greek and Roman heroes and demigods including Percy Jackson and Wonder Woman, this interactive tour will take participants on an adventure in the Metropolitan Museum that includes quests, activities, coin throwing, …and of course, some obstacles. (The Greek and Roman gods love obstacles.)
Tours currently available by request. All ticket sales are final. Please allow approximately two hours for your museum quest.
This tour is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Wonder Woman character, DC Comics, Warner Bros, Rick Riordan, 20th Century Fox or its affiliates, Disney Publishing or its affiliates, Miramax Books, or Hyperion Books.
Adventurers and Angels: A children’s book-themed tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Numerous iconic kids’ books take place in and around the Metropolitan Museum. Join us for an interactive tour inspired by some of those books, including Harriet the Spy and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. We’ll use games and activities to explore the museum and parts of the surrounding neighborhood, and learn about a real-life mystery involving an angel statue that’s every bit as amazing as the one in The Mixed-Up Files. Please meet at 972 Fifth Avenue. By request. Advance reservations required. All ticket sales final. Please allow approximately two hours for the tour.
This tour is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Atheneum books, Simon & Schuster, or the estate of E.L. Konigsburg.
“Square Four” Tours
Square Four Tours: We’re launching new tours, and we want you to come along! “Square Four” tours are tours in progress; we’re not at the very beginning (Square 1) or the very end (Square 10?); we’re somewhere in the middle. We’d like to invite you to come along as we work out the kinks. Just know that we may stop to take notes or reroute the tour, and we’ll bring a photographer along to take photos that we’ll use for promotional purposes.
After Ever After: A Children’s Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum
Have you ever wondered what happened…after? This interactive tour takes participants on an adventure to solve a fairy tale-themed mystery in the Met. Using clues, spells, some twists and turns, and maybe even some magic words, tourgoers become part of the story and travel across the museum as they find out what happens after the original tales end.
By request. All ticket sales are final. Please allow approximately two hours for your tour.
Want to come along and help us test them out? Email us!
All ticket prices include museum admission, the tour, and all handouts and materials. Half your ticket price of a tour at the Met or the Museum of Natural History goes directly to the museum to support its programs and activities.
Talespin: Plot-the-plot adventures
Other tours tell other people’s stories. These tours tell yours, because you’re in control. Each decision you make influences the outcome of the tour in this completely new way to explore museums. Advance reservations required.
Present Tense (i.e., tense about giving presents?) No more! Choose a Fable & Lark GiftTag!
A GiftTag works like a gift certificate–choose any of our offerings to give to someone, and we’ll send the recipient an adorable GiftTag with all the details. (You can also send them the GiftTag and let them choose the program themselves.) Present perfect!