Located on the border of Central Park on Museum Mile, the Metropolitan Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world. With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years, the Met presents the best of human creativity from around the globe. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New American Wing, to the Met’s beloved Impressionist paintings, a world of great art awaits you at NYC’s most-visited attraction. The collection and exhibitions are free with Museum admission. Plus, enjoy dining, the Audio Guide, and shopping at the Met Store.
Open and/or Closed Captioned
Sign Language Interpretation
Outside Catering Permitted
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the best times to visit? The museum is open daily. Get there around 11am—after the admission lines have dissipated. Note that on Friday and Saturday evenings, the museum stays open until 9pm.
How much are tickets? Admission to the Met is pay-what-you-wish at the door and includes same-day access to the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Cloisters and the Met Breuer. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at the suggested donation of $25 for adults, $17 for seniors (65 and over), $12 for students. Note: as of March 1, 2018, the Met’s admission policy will change. Access to the museum will be pay-what-you-wish at the door for New York State residents, as well as students from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Visitors from outside New York State will be required to pay a fixed fee ($25 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and over, $12 for students), while admission for children under 12 will remain free. Full-priced tickets will allow access for three consecutive days to each of the museum’s three locations: the Met, the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters.
How do I book a tour? Guided tours take place every 15 minutes and are free, making them an easy way to explore the collection with the benefit of a docent’s knowledge. The museum also includes suggested itineraries on its website.
Is there anywhere to eat? The Met Fifth Avenue contains several dining spaces, including the Cafeteria, the American Art Café and the Petrie Court Café. During warmer months, the building’s Roof Garden Bar, featuring impressive views of Central Park, offers cocktails and light fare.