Highlights of The Museum
Walk through 5,000 years of history and explore highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the only museums in the world with representations from all cultures across time, this tour cohesively leads you to objects not to be missed, yet also to unique and off-the-beaten path galleries only this specialized tour offers. Our tour connects works throughout space and time, allowing visitors to compare, contrast and discover personal connections, gently facilitated by Marisa’s robust knowledge and teaching experience.
As we explore the museum, Marisa points out unique facts of the Met’s own history, such as original gallery walls from 1880, and the first object the museum acquired. You will stand where the horse and carriage driveway once existed as Marisa recreates New York City history during turn-of-the century Gilded Age.
Discover hidden spaces and unique objects such as:
The Egyptian Temple of Dendur
An intricately carved Roman sarcophagus
Vincent van Gogh’s self portrait
The peaceful Chinese scholar garden
And much much more!
Geared towards groups with children ages 4- 14
Mummies and More: Discover Ancient Egypt!
One of the finest collections outside of Egypt, the Met’s Egyptian galleries provide an incredible backdrop to engage in the ancient mysteries with your personal Egyptologist Educator. This exclusive tour unwraps the Giza Pyramids, why Egyptians were always portrayed in profile, how to read hieroglyphics, the meaning behind the recognizable eye makeup, and much more. Our programs are the only tours which provide authentic artifacts for you to touch and interact with! Your tour concludes with a hieroglyphic writing activity as you gaze upon the Temple of Dendur, and hear the captivating story of how an Egyptian temple found its way to Central Park.
The Art of Greece and Rome
All Ages; Tour can be adapted for groups with children.
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This colorful tour introduces guests to the origins of Impressionism in the late 1860s, on through the movement’s flourishing over the following decades, and lastly explores the movement’s influence on the next generation of artists. We will explore works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh and more.
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Death and Dying in ancient Egypt or Rome
Let’s Look! A Family Scavenger Hunt
Planning a Trip? Looking for a unique Birthday or Event?
Planning a trip of a lifetime to Italy, Greece or Egypt? Learn about the ancient culture, treasures and ancient buildings you will visit before your airplane leaves the ground! Marisa uses the Met’s exquisite collection to provide a detailed tour.
Want to have your next Birthday Party at the Met?
For parents looking for a fresh, unique and not-to-be-forgotten way to celebrate their child’s birthday, what could be more exciting than exploring an Egyptian temple with an Egyptologist! A personalized birthday party at The Met for your child and ten of their friends includes a celebratory-themed hour of exploring art, touching artifacts and in-gallery art activities. Special attention is always paid to the birthday child, and the tour will connect their specific interests and hobbies to ancient Egypt or Rome. Each birthday child receives an exclusive authentic papyrus birthday card with their name written in hieroglyphics, and is sure to always be treasured – this is a birthday party your friends will remember for years! Please contact us for specific details.
For adults looking for an upscale and exciting cultural event to celebrate their birthday, an exclusive private tour at The Met Museum is sure to be remembered. A special, intimate tour for you and ten of your friends includes an hour of exploring Ancient Egypt or Ancient Rome with a theme centering around celebrations, eating, drinking and dancing! The tour may conclude near one of the cafes that offers wine and refreshments so we can all celebrate your day. Please contact us for details and tell us about your interests.
(ages 4- 10)
A Playdate at The Museum
Ages 4- 10; Up to 10 children and their caregivers
Parents who are looking for a unique take on the playdate at a park or in someone’s apartment can now branch out to the Met! A fresh take on hanging out with friends, the Met provides the perfect cultural backdrop to enjoy each other’s company as well as learn about our world through art. Skillfully facilitated by Marisa, this unique experience for your child, their friends and caregivers will enlighten and brighten your day, especially during the cold NY winters.