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.
Myths Understood: A Six-Week Museum Adventure
We’re taking our interactive tours and going…after school!
We invite kids 8-13 to join us for this six-week class inspired by great stories. We’ll do two sessions at the American Museum of Natural History and four at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Each class offers interactive adventures inspired by a different story; the last sessions will have kids designing their own tours—family and friends will be invited to enjoy them at a later date.
Six-week session: $300. Includes museum admission and all materials.
Please note: This is a drop-off class. Adults are welcome to pay their own admission and stay in the museum. Each session is an hour and a half.
Sundays at 2:00 PM or Mondays at 3:30 PM, starting the week of January 6.
One Friday a month is now a “Family Friday”
Introducing “Family Fridays!” On Friday, January 12 , we’re offering a special tour just for families with kids 8-13 at 5:45 PM in the Metropolitan Museum. In January, it’s “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold,” our wizarding tour.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and under. All ticket sales are final. Please allow two hours for your tour.
Scroll down for descriptions, and email us to sign up!
Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join us for “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold,” an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces and places that might remind you of those in the books, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures that resemble those in the story. You’ll participate in activities, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective… and maybe even do a little magic. (Appropriate interactive wizarding gear is encouraged.) Advance reservations required; all ticket sales are final. Please allow approximately two hours for your wizarding adventure.
From now until the end of the year, all our wizarding tours will be holiday themed. You get all our regular wizarding goodness…plus some extra fun stuff. Hogwarts-inspired costumes encouraged.
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 wizarding tour; it’s perfect for introducing kids 5-7 to the museum through games, activities and cool wizarding 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
In November, 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 the new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald with “Here Be Dragons” our new two-part, activity-laden scavenger hunt. Part one launches in the American Museum of Natural History on November 25. (Part two will be in the Met at a later date.)
Drawing from the menageries of creatures in both Fantastic Beasts and the upcoming sequel, 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 from both the Fantastic Beasts stories as well as some other classic myths and tales. Grab your nifflers 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.
First up: Crown and Prophet: An Epic Fantasy Adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inspired by epic fantasies like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, “Crown and Prophet” takes participants on a highly interactive adventure throughout the museum, complete with group activities, intrigue, rivalry, 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, while also involving them in a race against the clock to solve a series of challenges.
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.
Please note: There are no objects or replicas of objects from Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings in 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.
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.
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.
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!