Under the Microscope: The Department of Scientific Research

Date and Time

Saturday, October 2, 2021

1:30–2:15 pm; 3:30–4:15 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

Great Hall

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Go behind the scenes and experience The Met as you never have before. Visit one of the most advanced facilities in the world for cultural heritage science. Meet Met scientists in the laboratories to see how they use advanced analytical technology to study authenticity, provenance, and attribution issues and investigate artists' materials and techniques.

Low activity: Expect to move around a little. You may stand or sit.

Terms and conditions: Masks are required. For the safety of objects and visitors, no touching or handling objects. No photography allowed. The Museum is not offering coat or bag check, so please plan to leave coats, bags, and any unnecessary items at home.

Capacity is limited and advance registration is required. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Presented as part of Behind-the-Scenes Tours at MetFest.

Per New York City’s “Key to NYC” requirement, all people 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the Museum. Attendees must show proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Acceptable forms of proof include the following: a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person's name, vaccine brand, and date administered; a New York City COVID Safe Pass; or a New York State Excelsior Pass. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. The Museum also requires that all visitors continue to wear proper face coverings while on the premises. Please review The Met's Visitor Guidelines webpage prior to your visit.


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