From the spooky to the scary, the macabre to the mysterious, the ghostly to the ghoulish, “Ghost Stories” will take visitors on an interactive tour of all things frightful in the Metropolitan Museum. Participants will travel across cultures and across time to see Flying Dutchmen and funerary masks, still lifes and sculpture. We’ll look at Egyptian, American, and European works of art, to name a few, plus discuss stories about ghostly happenings in the museum itself. All the while, we’ll look at how different cultures depict the fearsome and the gruesome, in pursuit of what scares us… and why.
STAGED TOUR FAQ
THE EXPERIENCE: Where is the event located? The tour takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets. Please enter at the main entrance.
Will there be any food served? No food is served or permitted in the galleries. Water bottles, however, are allowed.
How long is the tour? Please allow two hours for the tour.
Can we stay in the museum after the tour has ended? Yes—your tickets allow you entrance to all museum galleries for the remainder of the day.
TICKETS: Where do I get my tickets? The tour guide will have your tickets. Please meet on the museum-entrance side of the large seated pharaoh statue to the right of the circular desk in the middle of the Great Hall. The tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of your tour on it.
What if I can’t find my tour? Please call or text 917-513-4081.
Are the tours just for kids? No—the tours are geared to both kids and adults.
COVID What are the museum’s covid protocols? Visitors over the age of 4 must show proof of vaccination as well as an ID. All visitors must be masked. There are no exceptions to these rules. Please see COVID PLAN tab for more details.
MISC. Can I avoid the security line? No, unfortunately. Please allow extra time to go through the line, especially around the holidays and when the weather is inclement.
Is photography allowed? Yes—photography is allowed without flash.
February 11th, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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