The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most popular single—destination tourism destinations in New York City. The Museum, known as The Met, receives over five million visitors from around the globe. With more than thirty special exhibits each year and The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. You can also enter the Museum at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street.
An Expansive Cultural Legacy in the Heart of New York City
The Met is one of the most well funded museums in the world: with over two million objects, the Museum is mile long and encompasses more than two million square feet. In addition to its Central Park location, The Met has another smaller location in Manhattan called The Cloisters, which features medieval art. From musical instruments to classical relics from antiquity, be prepared to spend an entire day perusing the world’s treasures within the sprawling Museum.
Tuesday—Thursday: 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.*
Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Tickets: Fee includes same—day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters Museum and Gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to special exhibitions.
Seniors: (65+) $15
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free
Group and Audio Tours
The Met has over one hundred hours of audio guides recorded to enhance your museum experience. You can rent an audio guide player at different locations in the Met, including the Audio Guide desk in the Great Hall, any admissions desk, and the entrances to certain exhibitions and also in some gift shops.
General Public: $7
Museum Members: $6
Groups of 14 or fewer: $6
Groups of 15 or more: $4
Children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult): $5
Friday and Saturday evenings after 5:00 p.m. Audio Guides are only $5.00.
Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, or hard of hearing, and for New York City high school students with valid ID.
Where to Buy It
There are a number of ways you can enjoy admission to this attraction.
Save up to 20% online at Smart Destinations. If you add more than one attraction to the cart, you will get an automatic savings of up to 20%. It’s called Make Your Own Pass.
Pay Full Price and purchase a ticket from Metropolitan Museum of Art either online or in person.