9 Knightly Ways to Spend Your Days in NYC

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Every kid loves to travel back in time – especially to the age of dark castles, noble knights and precious princesses. There’s plenty to do for the princess-obsessed, but what about kids who fantasize about being brave knights, riding galloping horses and slaying fierce dragons? Well, have no fear. Here are nine knightly ways to spend your days – and, in some cases, nights – from fencing and jousting to checking out armor and trying on capes.

<h3><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/arms-and-armor">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/arms-and-armor">Arms and Armor Galleries</a></h3> Kids always want to see “the real thing,” and they can at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ <a target="_blank" href="http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/arms-and-armor">Arms and Armor galleries</a>. Located on the museum’s first floor, the 11 galleries have more than 800 items of armor, weapons and shields – plenty to make your kids say, “Wow.” As you enter the Arms and Armor’s “courtyard,” you and the kids will see an army of life-sized knights in shining armor atop their horses – also in full armor – in mid-charging mode. Circling around this two-story atrium is a series of smaller galleries full of all the accoutrements of medieval war. Even if you’re a pacifist and you want your kids to be more dove than hawk, you can still appreciate the “fine art” of war. Both jewelers and artisans had a hand in creating the helmets and swords. Many of these items were designed more to shock and awe the opponents, which will be the exact same effect they will have on you and your family. <address><a target="_blank" href="http://www.metmuseum.org/">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a></address><address>1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, Ny</address><address><b>Phone</b>: 212-535-7710</address><address><b>Hours</b>: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. <b>Cost</b>: Recommended: $25 adults, free for children under 12.</address><address><b>Ages</b>: All ages</address><address><b>Need to Know</b>: Regular-sized strollers are permitted, but oversized or jogging strollers are not.</address><address> </address><address><em>Image courtesy of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/">Wally Gobetz</a>fuck
Where do you like to go with your knight-obsessed kid? 
 
– Alice Perry