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Group Visits

Reserve group admission in advance to receive special group rates and bypass the admission lines. Please see Group Responsibilities and Guidelines before bringing your group to the Museum.

Plaza Renovation Project

Groups are welcome during plaza reconstruction.

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.


Guided Tours

Reserve group admission for ten or more people to receive special group rates, bypass the admission lines, and enter the galleries immediately via the exclusive Group Registration Desk.

School Groups

Make the Met part of your school year! Teachers and their students may explore the Museum's encyclopedic collection either with a Museum guide or independently.

A group of visitors discusses The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

The Museum is committed to providing learning experiences for kids, teens, and adults of all abilities.

Community Programs

The Met welcomes group visits from organizations that serve adult New York City residents who may not yet have experienced the Museum as a result of significant socioeconomic, linguistic, educational, or cultural barriers.

Camp and Community Youth Groups

Bring your camp or community youth group to the Met for some fun discovering works of art from around the world.

AAOA Tour Group

In order to assure the best Museum experience, please read the list of responsibilities and guidelines and share it with your group prior to the visit.

Director, Thomas P. Campbell

Explore the Met's encyclopedic collection with Thomas P. Campbell.

The Director's Tour is available in English, French (français), German (Deutsch), Italian (italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Chinese (Mandarin) (中文), Portuguese (português), and Spanish (español).

Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne

Explore highlights of the collection through a variety of tours with Museum-trained volunteers.

Tours are free with Museum admission.