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Groups of Visitors with Disabilities

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

Bring your group to the Met! The Museum is committed to providing learning experiences for kids, teens, and adults of all abilities. We tailor our programs to fit the needs, abilities, and interests of people with disabilities of all ages. Choose a guided visit—including a tour and art-making experience—a self-guided visit to explore the galleries with your group on your own, or a program at your site for those unable to travel to the Museum.

The Museum is committed to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences.

Please see Group Responsibilities and Guidelines before bringing your group to the Museum.

School Groups: We can adapt guided visits to the varying needs of students on school visits. To request a visit appointment for your class, please see School Groups. A social narrative (PDF) prepares students on the autism spectrum for a guided school visit.


Guided Visits

Trained Museum educators lead these experiences and offer opportunities for your group to make the most of its encounters with great works of art. We can work with you to develop a program that meets your group's needs and interests:

  • Tour
    Explore and discuss original works of art in the Museum's galleries.
  • Tour with Art-Making Workshop
    Experience original works of art and enjoy art making in a multisensory workshop.

Assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for Museum tours and programs. These devices can be obtained free of charge from the Audio Guide Desk in the Great Hall.

With advance notice, a Sign Language interpreter may be requested for any guided program.

Guided tours with touch and verbal description are available by appointment to groups including visitors who are blind or partially sighted. See For Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted for more details.

Group Size
A guided group must have no more than fifty individuals.

Group Fee
One-hour program: $110; ninety-minute program (a tour with art making): $160. Organizations with limited resources may qualify for significantly reduced rates or fee waivers. Please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org to inquire about discounted rates.

Appointments are required for all groups visiting the Museum. Request a guided visit appointment. If you prefer to request a visit over the phone or by email, call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org.


Self-Guided Group Visits

We invite you to explore the Museum's encyclopedic collection independently. Please note that self-guided visits also require appointments.

Group Size
A self-guided group must have a minimum of six individuals and a maximum of fifty.

Group Fee
Guided visits are $5 per individual. Organizations with limited resources may qualify for significantly reduced rates or fee waivers. Please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org to inquire about discounted rates.

Appointments are required for all groups visiting the Museum. Request a self-guided visit appointment. If you prefer to request a visit over the phone or by email, call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org.


Offsite Programs

Let us come to you! For groups unable to visit the Museum due to disability or medical conditions, Museum educators can lead discussions and art-making experiences relating to the Met's collection at your organization.

Group Size
An offsite group must have a minimum of six individuals and a maximum of fifty.

Group Fee
Ninety-minute programs: $225. Organizations with limited resources may qualify for significantly reduced rates or fee waivers. Please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org to inquire about discounted rates.

Request an offsite program appointment. If you prefer to request an appointment over the phone or by email, call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org.

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Programs for Visitors with Disabilities

The Museum is committed to providing learning experiences for kids, teens, and adults of all abilities. We offer events and programs for all audiences on a regular basis.

Program Support

Access programs are made possible by .

Generous support also provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Estate of Doris Alperdt, Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust, Charles Bloom Foundation, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, The Ceil & Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, Jane B. Wachsler, The J.M. Foundation, Estate of Susan B. Rich, Estate of Isabel Bedrosian, The Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust, and gifts in memory of Jay Budin.