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Living in New York has its sacrifices, namely indoor space and a backyard. Yes, I know, the world’s tiniest violin is playing for me right now…the horror, such noble sacrifice. But we do get a whole lot in return – including two of my favorite pastimes, food and art.

The Museum of Natural History and The MOMA are the museums we visit the most, but the Met is also great for kids. It’s across town from us, which is why we don’t visit as often. But when we do, we try to spend at least a few hours exploring. Here are a few pictures from our visit last month:

sphinx

statue

We always hit the Egyptian gallery first so that the kids have a chance to walk through ancient tombs. On the way out of the gallery, Sam thew me his best sourpuss face. There is nothing that strikes fear into the hearts of parents more than seeing sourpuss in the early stages of a museum visit. Thankfully he was making it because he wanted to hold the map, not because I was about to drag him through a collection of ancient artifacts. And at least the kids could both agree on one thing: our next stop would be the knights.

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knights

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armour

Given that we have a George Washington and Colonial America fetish in our home, The American Wing is always fun.

girlwithreddress

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17centuryroom

Shifting gears, a flight of stairs leads you down to the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Hall.

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bridge

stainedglass

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sculpture

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Last of all, you can rest your weary legs by the fountain, one of my favorite places to sit and watch the people go by. And of course, the best way to end a visit to the Met is with a wish.

wishingwellfountain

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