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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.

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

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 at the Main Building or The Met Breuer, 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).

Guided tours at The Met Breuer will be exhibition-based, with one exhibition featured per tour.

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
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
Groups of fifteen or fewer: $105 flat fee

Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission.

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. Self-guided visits also require appointments. 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
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
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.

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