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Community Adult Groups

Community Programs

Visit the Met and make it yours! The Museum encourages group visits from social service agencies and nonprofit community organizations.

Request either a guided visit led by trained Museum educators and volunteers or a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your group through the Museum on your own. Please note that appointments are required for all groups visiting the Museum. To request an appointment, 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 to help your group make the most of their experiences with works of art. During your visit, you will look at and talk about art, sharing ideas while discovering details about what you see. You must request your guided visit at least three weeks in advance.

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

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 are generally limited to sixty people, though larger groups can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis for Museum Highlights tours. One guide is provided for every twenty-five to thirty people.

Group Fees
Under-resourced organizations may qualify for reduced rates or waivers. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.

Adults: $7 per person
Youth: $4 per person

Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission.

Visit Schedule
Guided visits are conducted Sunday through Thursday, 10:15 a.m. through 3:45 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:15 a.m. through 7:00 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 timeslots for your selection.


Self-Guided Visits

Groups may explore the Museum's encyclopedic collection independently, and are welcome to visit with their own lecturer or purchase Audio Guides to enhance their Museum experience. Self-guided visits also require appointments. Please note that lecturing is not always permitted in special exhibitions due to gallery space constraints.

Group Size
Self-guided visits are generally limited to sixty people. Larger groups can be considered on a case-by-case basis only. Groups larger than thirty will be asked to split into smaller groups before entering the galleries.

Group Fees
Under-resourced organizations may qualify for reduced rates or waivers. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.

Adults: $5 per person
Youth: $3 per person

Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission.

Visit Schedule
Self-guided appointments are available seven days a week (Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:45 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 in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Listen to samples and learn more about fees and programming.


Two-Museum Visit: The Main Building and
The Cloisters

Self-guided groups can visit The Cloisters museum and gardens for free within seven days of their scheduled visit to the Main Building provided that group members retain their tickets. Guided tours can also be arranged at reduced rates. For information, see Group Visits to The Cloisters. All group visits to The Cloisters require reservations. The Cloisters is located forty-five minutes north of the Main Building in Fort Tryon Park.

If you would like to make a reservation to visit The Cloisters within seven days of your visit to the Main Building, please call 212-650-2280 once you receive confirmation of your Main Building visit.

Camp and Community Youth Groups

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