Hours and Admission

Hours and Admission at The Cloisters


Open 7 Days a Week
March–October: 10:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
November–February: 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

See hours and admission for the Main Building of the Metropolitan Museum.


Fee includes admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens and same-day admission to the Main Building. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.

Adults $25
Seniors (65 and older) $17
Students $12*
Members (Join Now) Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free

To help cover the costs of special exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.

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Advance tickets are also available from our outside vendors:

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Purchase a Metropolitan Museum guest pass as a gift for a friend:

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*The Museum participates in several programs that include free admission for students. All New York City public school students, along with students from Bard Graduate Center, Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, may visit the Museum for free. Please check with your school administrator to see if your student I.D. allows free admission to the Museum.

Garden Tour at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Cloisters offers a range of events—including collection highlight tours, gallery talks, and family programs—year-round. See a list of upcoming events.

Concerts at The Cloisters

Introducing new programs and new performers for the 2015–16 season

Download the season brochure (PDF).

The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture

Explore the Met's many publications related to The Cloisters museum and gardens.

Titles after 1964 are available in MetPublications.

Earlier publications related to The Cloisters are available through Watson Library's Digital Collections.