The Metropolitan Museum of Art, more commonly known as the MET, proudly holds first place as the largest museum in the United States. Owning up to its title, the architectural jewel houses wonderful exhibitions from pre-historic species to modern art. You can spend an entire day here, or split up your visits in order to make the most of the museum's 2 million pieces of art and counting, each divided into seventeen different departments. A real art lover could dedicate weeks to observing the vast collections. Kids will enjoy the ancient temples and exhibitions showcasing the history, people and arts of Ancient Egypt, as well as musical instruments and costumes. Plan your visit and check out the official MET schedule for seasonal exhibits and permanent collections.
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