Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.

Hours:
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.

Adults: $20
Seniors: (65+) $15
Students: $10
Members: Free
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.

Ticket Prices:
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.

1. Purchase a ticket from The Metropolitan Museum of Art when you get there.

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3. Purchase as part of a money saving package. Popular examples are on the right.

4. Purchase a Tourist pass. Metropolitan Museum of Art is available on the The New York PassNew York City Explorer Pass and New York CityPass