Adult, University, Tourism, and Personal Groups

Guided Tours

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of ten 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. Please see Group Responsibilities and Guidelines before bringing your group to the Museum. To request an appointment at the Main Building 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.

Guided Visits

Hour-long guided tours are led by trained Museum educators and volunteers 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 twenty-five people, depending upon the topic. Tours at The Met Breuer will be exhibition-based, with one exhibition featured per tour. Guided visits must be requested at least three weeks in advance.

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

See a list of 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 Main Building are generally limited to sixty 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 twenty-five 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 Main Building are conducted Sunday through Thursday, 10:15 a.m.–3:45 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Guided visits at The Met Breuer are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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.

Self-Guided Visits

Groups may explore the Museum's encyclopedic 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 twenty-five people per lecturer. Please note that lecturing is not always permitted in the Main Building's special exhibitions due to gallery space constraints.

Group Size
Self-guided visits are generally limited to sixty people at the Main Building and twenty-five people at The Met Breuer. Larger groups can be considered on a case-by-case basis only. Groups larger than twenty-five 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 Main Building, self-guided appointments are available seven days a week (Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:45 p.m.).

At The Met Breuer, self-guided appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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 Main Building in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Listen to samples and learn more about fees and programming.

Special Offers for Groups

Dining Packages
Groups may reserve customized dining packages at the Main Building that range from casual self-service to fine dining. See Dining at the Met for more information about menus and locations. 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 Main Building or in Central Park.

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), Russian (русский), 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.