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:
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.
Given that we have a George Washington and Colonial America fetish in our home, The American Wing is always fun.
Shifting gears, a flight of stairs leads you down to the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Hall.
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.
As always such beautiful photos!
I think museums are an asset for kids to learn I used to love visiting them here in London when I was growing up my favourite was Imperial War Museum.
I enjoyed the photos
Have a tanfastic week 😉
What a superb place
Ahhh, I haven’t been to the Met in years! I am more of of a MoMA girl & I was there last weekend 🙂
Am a great fan of museums and galleries myself… my heart caught for you when I read about the sourpuss as this could have been a whole different visit otherwise!
The lost shot is on the money. (ahem!). YAM xx
What a wonderful sight seeing trip. Awesome architecture, I love all the stained glass.
Thanks for hosting, hope you can stop by #9
Have a great week
What beautiful photos, you really capture the feel of the place!!
So beautiful! I love museums <3
Great museum outing and cool photos!
Beautiful photos. What a great outing for the kids.
Gorgeous photos. I’m envious.
Very cool, museums are great, specially for kids they can learn so much from a visit or 2.
Have a wonderful day!
There are trade-offs no matter where you live. The key is making the most of opportunities–and you do a wonderful job at that!
Looks like a cool place to visit! Have a great day.
Your kids are adorable. And the museum pics are terrific. I like the knights too.
Thanks for sharing
Museums are marvelous! Your fountain photo is so magical. 😀
My husband, father and I are all artists, so we’d love to go there! How cool!
What a great educational playground for them! I’d love to give the NYC lifestyle a turn 🙂
It must be nice living in NYC..there’s something new to try everyday! It never gets boring! 3 more years…
That’s a great museum.
I would love to visit the Met someday! I loved your son’s expression “the sourpuss” face. Glad that wasn’t a sign of things to come. 🙂
Beautiful captures! We kind of have a passion for museum at our house. 😉
Jealous!! Full on jealous 🙂
I love the stained glass. So beautiful
All of it is beautiful, great pics and thanks for sharing.
You did a great job with the pictures! Thanks for taking us along! 😉
So worth the sacrifice! This art works are so worth those sacrifices. Thanks for sharing amazing photos =) #WW
I love museums – would love to visit this one someday.
great photos of the kiddos 🙂
There are always trade offs where one lives. I would miss having a yard, if I lived in NYC. But, living in such a mega city such as yours then there would be lots of new interesting things to see and do. I think I would definitely like to spend some quality time in your city doing a little bit of what you do, though. Great photos & fun!
Most places have their drawbacks and their positves. Thanks for the tour.
Very interesting and great photos! Thanks for sharing! Would love to visit this Museum.
Have a great WW!
Looks like it was a fun visit!
That looks like such a wonderful place to visit
Cool! Would love to take my kids one day!
Fabulous! It’s been so long since I’ve been to the MET. I miss NYC a lot. Can’t wait to get my kids there someday!
I guess one reason to visit a big city is a museum.
I would love to visit the Met someday. Looks like you can get lost in there for hours!
I need to go back and take my girls! Thanks for the tour!
amazing – would love to see that. We have to get to the museums in our city more often. it is important for the kids to see.