The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, is open Thursday through Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 9:00 PM.
The museum is closed on Wednesday. The Met is also closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.
The best time to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and avoid the crowds is in the morning or during off-peak times after 2:00 PM on weekdays or during extended hours in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays.
Give yourself at least 2-3 hours to enjoy the museum's exhibits fully.
Get inspired by the history of art. One of the world's most famous museums, The Met offers a unique art collection that spans over 5,000 years and cultures from all around the world. Immerse yourself in the world of art through more than two million pieces that range from paintings by European artists and ancient sculptures to clothing by legendary fashion designers and iconic photographs.
Explore extraordinary exhibitions. The Met has an impressive permanent collection, but it also offers a variety of rotating exhibitions that focus on specific artists, themes, or time periods. Everyone can find something for themselves in the museum and get a fresh perspective on their favorite artist, piece, or art movement under attentive curatorship.
Explore the history of art through the most significant collections of The Met with the self-guided audio tour The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems. The local expert guide will navigate you through the museum halls while sharing incredible insights about the highlights of The Met. No need to worry about waiting in line: the museum tickets are included in the tour.
- The Met ticket price is $30 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $17 for students.
- The museum offers free admission to museum members and children under 12.
- New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students can choose the amount they wish to pay for a ticket.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides entry tickets online and at the admission desk. It is better to purchase the tickets in advance to secure your spot. You can skip the line and save time by buying tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.
You can purchase the Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets up to three months in advance. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to make the most of your visit.