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Adult, University, Tourism, and Personal Groups

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.

We are now accepting requests for visits to The Met Breuer!

Reserve group admission in advance to receive special rates for groups large and small, and to bypass admission lines. Private tours with a trained Museum guide may also be reserved.

Please see the Group Guidelines section below before bringing your group to the Museum. To request an appointment at The Met Fifth Avenue or The Met Breuer, please use the following form:

Adult Group Visit Request Form

If you have any questions, please contact us at mettours@metmuseum.org or 212-570-3711.

Hour-long private tours are led by trained Museum guides and offer extraordinary opportunities for your group to make the most of their encounters with great works of art. Your visit will include close examination and lively discussions of works of art. One guide is provided for every 25 people, depending upon the topic. Tours at The Met Breuer will be exhibition-based, with one exhibition featured per tour. Private guided visits must be requested at least three weeks in advance.

See a list of guided-visit topics (PDF).

View current and upcoming exhibitions at The Met Breuer.

Limited tours are available in several languages, including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese (subject to guide availability).

Group Size
Guided tours at The Met Fifth Avenue are generally limited to 60 people, though larger groups can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis for Museum Highlights tours. Guided tours at The Met Breuer are limited to 25 people.

Group Fees

  • Adult Groups: $31 per person, with a minimum fee of $465
  • Senior Groups: $24 per person, with a minimum of $360
  • College Student Groups: $19 per person, with a minimum of $285
  • NYC College Student Groups: Flat fee of $200 per 25 people
  • Children: $16 per person
  • Additional hour: Flat fee of $200

Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission. Qualified tour operators are eligible for discounted rates.

Visit Schedule
Guided visits at The Met Fifth Avenue are conducted Sunday through Thursday, 10:15 am–3:45 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:15 am–7 pm.

Guided visits at The Met Breuer are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10:15 am–3 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:15 am–6 pm.

Please note that we have a preset tour schedule; once you select a visit topic on the form, you will be able to see all the available time slots for your selection.

Groups may explore the Museum's collection and special exhibitions independently, and are welcome to visit with their own lecturer or purchase Audio Guides to enhance their Museum experience. Please note that self-guided visits also require appointments.

Due to the high volume of daily programs in both buildings, groups who plan to bring their own lecturer for a self-guided visit must reserve a lecturer's badge in advance and are limited to 25 people per lecturer. Please note that lecturing is not always permitted in The Met Fifth Avenue's special exhibitions due to gallery space constraints.

Group Size
Self-guided visits are generally limited to 60 people at The Met Fifth Avenue and 25 people at The Met Breuer. Larger groups can be considered on a case-by-case basis only. Groups larger than 25 will be asked to split into smaller groups before entering the galleries.

Group Fees

  • Adults: $22 per person
  • Seniors: $15 per person
  • NYC College Students: $5 per person
  • Non-NYC College Students: $10 per person
  • Children: $10 per person
  • One complimentary ticket for group leader

Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission. Qualified tour operators are eligible for discounted rates.

Visit Schedule
At The Met Fifth Avenue, self-guided appointments are available seven days a week (Sunday through Thursday, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10 am–7:45 pm).

At The Met Breuer, self-guided appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10:15 am–3 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:15 am–6 pm.

The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times.

Audio Guides
The Museum's Audio Guide offers interpretive programming about the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The commentary is in English, but highlights of the collection are also available at The Met Fifth Avenue in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Listen to samples and learn more about fees and programming.

An EmptyMet tour is your opportunity to see The Met before it opens to the public. One of the Museum's most engaging guides leads you through an intimate view of 5,000 years of human history housed in New York City's most visited museum and attraction. Priced at $2,500 for up to 25 guests, the EmptyMet tour is your chance to experience the depth and breadth of The Met collection in an exclusive way. Your EmptyMet ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

Rate: $2,500 for up to 25 guests
Qualified tour operators are eligible for discounted rates​

Reservations

Requests need to be made via email at least two weeks in advance by emailing mettours@metmuseum.org. Please include the following information:

  • Date of visit
  • Number of adults/college students/K–12 students
  • Organization/company name, billing address, and phone number
  • Organizer name, phone number, and email address
  • Name of group (if applicable)
  • Any additional information about the group's needs, background, and interests

Important Information

  • Prepayment and final head count are due one week in advance. All payments are nonrefundable.
  • Cancellations and requests to reschedule must be made in writing before payment is applied, at least one week in advance.
  • EmptyMet tours begin at 8:30 am and last until 10 am. Please arrive on time. Any group arriving 30 minutes or more after their scheduled start time will forfeit their visit. Any guest arriving 15 or more minutes after their group has entered the galleries will not be permitted entry.
  • Coat check will be available for small bags and coats.

Contact Us
Email: mettours@metmuseum.org
Phone: 212-570-3711

Dining Packages
Groups may reserve customized dining packages at The Met Fifth Avenue that range from casual self-service to fine dining. Learn more about menus and locations in The Met Fifth Avenue. For our current package rates, please contact Group Services by calling 212-570-3711 or emailing mettours@metmuseum.org.

We regret that picnic facilities are not available within the Museum. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the front steps of The Met Fifth Avenue or in Central Park.

We are pleased that your group will be visiting the Museum. In order to assure the best Museum experience, please read the following list of guidelines and share them with your group prior to the visit:

General Guidelines

  • Advance reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.
  • A Museum-issued badge is required for all lecturing. Lecturer badges are available for any group that has made a reservation with the Museum in advance.
  • Any group arriving more than 30 minutes late cannot be guaranteed its scheduled guided program.
  • Groups of over 25 people must break into smaller groups.
  • Groups cannot join public Museum guided tours. The Group Services department can arrange private guided tours with advance notice.
  • The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times. For up-to-date gallery closings, please call 212-570-3711. There may be lines for admittance into certain exhibition galleries.

Conduct in the Galleries

  • In order to preserve the collection, please do not touch the artworks.
  • Visitors may take photographs for personal use; however, flash and video are prohibited. No selfie sticks.
  • Backpacks must be carried on your front or side. Coat check facilities are available. Large umbrellas are not allowed in the galleries. Please note that luggage and musical instruments are not permitted in the museum and will not be accepted at the coat check.
  • Food, beverages, and gum cannot be consumed in the galleries.
  • Only pencils are allowed for sketching or note-taking in the galleries.
  • Running and rough play are prohibited, for the safety of the collection and other visitors.
  • Please keep your voices low and be mindful of others. Cellphones should be put on vibrate or silent.
  • Please be mindful of keeping doorways and hallways accessible to other visitors.
  • Museum staff lecturing in the galleries have priority. Please yield to Museum-led tours and programs.

Please follow the instructions of security officers in the galleries. The Museum reserves the right to refuse or dismiss any group for misconduct.