I had the pleasure of chaperoning my son’s 6th Grade Class at The MET the other day. This museum is one of my favorites having visited so many times through my own young school years through to design school. There is so much to see, great exhibits, and old favorites like visiting the Temple of Dendur. I think the kids actually learned something during the class trip!
Their dedicated teachers organized the kids in groups of four, having them look for pre-determined items in several different sections of the museum, with only about 20 minutes alloted to each task. It was as if they had a treasure map and were finding that special gem. Once they found their treasure they wrote a few lines about it, then went in search for the next section. It was really fun!
The roof garden was open that day. They had the haunted house building facade from the movie Psycho on the roof. It was interesting to see this structure set against the beautiful NYC skyline.
We were lucky to have a beautiful day to have lunch on the steps of the museum outside. The water fountain was beautiful to view in the background, and everyone was entertained by a fellow standing and balancing with a pineapple on his head!