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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is truly among the most prestigious institutions in this city, and it would be a shame to leave NYC without paying it a visit. While it may take a lifetime to fully appreciate its vast collections, this is one excellent way to spend an afternoon. Bonus: Your ticket includes same-day admittance to The Cloisters!
HoursFriday-Saturday, 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
ClosingsMondays (except select holidays) New Year’s Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Redemption InstructionsPresent your Explorer Pass at either the Metropolitan Museum or The Cloisters Museum and Gardens in exchange for an admission button valid for both museums on the same day. Show your Explorer Pass at the Audio Guide Desk in the Great Hall to save $1.00 on the Audio Tour, Metropolitan Museum of Art VIP entry, and $1 savings on the Audio Tour.
NoteChildren under 12 receive free admission. Therefore, child cards do not need to be scanned for entry.
Included Extra(s)Express Entry! Skip the ticket line. Proceed to the Will Call/Group Registration Desk, located in the Great Hall to the left of the main staircase. BONUS: FREE same day admission to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens.
AddressFifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, NY 10024
Public TransportationBy Subway: Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. From the West Side take the 1, B or C train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue. By bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is housed in an iconic building on Fifth Avenue. It is a comprehensive collection of European, Asian, Near Eastern, African, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, as well as the art of Oceania, Australia, and the Americas. Included in these broad categories are specific artistic niches such as American Decorative Art, Drawings & Prints, Arms & Armor, European Sculpture, Modern Art, The Costume Institute, Musical Instruments, The Libraries, Islamic Art,, and Photographs.
The artistic periods and art are charted on the museum’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, giving visitors geographical and chronological context to help them navigate the halls. After you’ve spent sufficient time absorbing the international splendors in the galleries, pay a visit to The Met Store so you can pick up a lasting print or a classy trinket for a friend.
Children will enjoy the Met’s Drop in Drawing program, which allows them to get hands-on art experience. Enjoy a meal to suit your budget or a cup of tea at one of the museum’s eight dining establishments, then head home completely exhilarated and inspired by your fulfilling visit to this legendary institution!
Even if you’ve already paid several visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you have not seen it all. This museum acquires hundreds of new pieces each year, making for a unique experience that will leave you wanting more time to explore. (Bonus: included with access to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a same-day access pass to The Cloisters Museum & Gardens in northern Manhattan!).
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