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The Children's Studio
81st Street Studio at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened the newly designed 81st Street Studio, a science and art playspace for childrenages3to11, in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The renovated 3,500-square-foot area, designed by KOKO Architecture +Design, and built by RoundSquare Builders, is an interactive space that reimagines how the Museum can inspire exploration of its encyclopedic collection, amplify curiosity, and create new experiences for The Met’s youngest visitors.

The 81st Street Studio is an interdisciplinary, multis sensory discovery and playspace that supports science learning in everyday life through art and materiality. Designed for children ages 3 to 11 and their caregivers, it offers dynamic digital and analog experiences that stimulate and encourage making, investigation, critical thinking, problem-solving, and appreciation for the diverse dimensions of materials and their properties. The space hosts self-directed art-and science-making activities, along with a noncirculating children’s library featuring books that support exploration of materials as well as scheduled storytelling times led by Met staff

Job: 81st Street Studio at The Met

Architect: KOKO Architecture +Design

Category: Commercial - Public Sector  

Client: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue


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