Hours and Admission

AAOA Tour Group


Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.


Fee includes admission to the Main Building and same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.


Adults $25
Seniors (65 and older) $17
Students $12*
Members (Join Now) Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free


To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.

As of July 1, 2014, advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.

Save time. Buy online today. Purchase express admission in advance:

Advance tickets are also available from our outside vendors:

Expedia                 Travelocity

Purchase combined admission to the Met and other NYC attractions for one discounted price:

  CityPASS: Purchase admission to the Metropolitan Museum and five other of the most popular New York City attractions for one low price in a prepaid booklet that fits in your pocket. Save up to 42%.
  Planning a Trip to NYC? The New York Pass: Choose a one-, two-, three-, or seven-day pass. Receive free entry to more than seventy attractions, including the Metropolitan Museum, with no limit to the number of attractions you can visit. Includes a 200-page guidebook with maps, directions, and additional discounts on meals, Broadway shows, and shopping. More than $1,300 worth of entrance fees included in the pass.
  New York Explorer Pass: Create your perfect itinerary of three, five, seven, or ten attractions from more than fifty top tours, museums, and more—including the Metropolitan Museum—and save up to 55% over regular admission costs. New York Explorer Pass also comes with a free full-color guidebook to help you plan your perfect trip.


Purchase a Metropolitan Museum guest pass as a gift for a friend:

  Guest Passes 

*The Museum participates in several programs that include free admission for students. All New York City public school students, along with students from Bard Graduate Center, Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, may visit the Museum for free. Please check with your school administrator to see if your student ID allows free admission to the Museum.

Plaza Renovation Project

Visitor Tips during the Final Phase of Construction, through Fall 2014

All Museum entrances are open.

The Parking Garage is open.

Project Overview

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a complete reconstruction of its four-block-long plaza along Fifth Avenue—one of New York City's iconic outdoor spaces. The Museum's new gateway will feature: contemporary fountains, trees and aerial hedges, new granite paving, seating for the public, and enhanced lighting to illuminate the historic facade at night.

The redesign of the Museum's plaza is scheduled for completion in fall 2014. Read more about the project.

Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library
Wednesday, September 3, 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Free; Museum admission not required for the library portion of this program
Museum Highlights
Wednesday, September 3, 10:45–11:45 a.m.
Free with Museum admission
Structuring Stories in the Middle Ages
Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

Last updated: Wednesday, September 3