Metropolitan Museum of Art

Times

The Met welcomes visitors daily, with varying hours for different sections. Closed Wednesdays

Duration

There are more than 2 million square feet, so depending on your interest level a full day can easily be spent at The Met

Accessibility

Visitors with disabilities may use mobility devices, including manual and electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and manually powered mobility aids (such as walkers, canes, and crutches) in all areas open to public pedestrian use.

Visitors may borrow manual wheelchairs (standard and wide) from the coat check at the 81st Street entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ages

The Met caters to all ages, providing educational programs, family-friendly exhibits, and a diverse collection that appeals to young and old.

The Met: Where Culture and History Unite
Embark on a Journey Through Time, Art, and Global Heritage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Address

1000, 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10028

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Phone

212-535-7710

Getting There

By Subway/Bus

From East Side of Manhattan: Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately 10 minutes. Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 82nd Street or along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 83rd Street.

From West Side of Manhattan: Take the 1 train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue; OR take the C train to 81st Street, then the M79 bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

From Penn Station: Take the M4 bus to 83rd Street and Madison Avenue; OR take the C local train to 81st Street and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

From The Met Cloisters: Take the M4 bus directly to 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue; OR take the A train to 125th Street, transfer to the B or C local train, exit at 81st Street, and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

Address

1000, 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10028

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About The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as “The Met,” is a world-renowned cultural institution located in New York City. Established in 1870, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums globally, spanning over two million square feet. Situated along the eastern edge of Central Park on the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue, The Met is a cultural treasure trove housing an extensive and diverse collection that spans over 5,000 years of human creativity.

The museum’s vast holdings include art from various civilizations, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary masterpieces. Visitors can explore a rich array of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, musical instruments, and textiles. Notable highlights include works by renowned artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Leonardo da Vinci.

The Met is divided into several departments, each focusing on specific periods, regions, or types of art. Some of its most iconic spaces include the Egyptian Wing, the Temple of Dendur, and the grand European Paintings galleries.

Beyond its impressive permanent collection, The Met hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and events throughout the year. Its commitment to accessibility and education makes it a cultural hub for both art enthusiasts and casual visitors alike.

Whether exploring its vast halls, enjoying a peaceful moment in the Cloisters branch, or attending a special exhibition, The Met offers a unique journey through the history of art, providing an enriching and inspiring experience for all who enter its doors.

  • Timeless Artistry: The Met boasts a diverse collection spanning 5,000 years, showcasing the evolution of human creativity and offering a timeless journey through various cultures and epochs.
  • Iconic Exhibits: Explore world-renowned exhibits such as the Egyptian Wing, European Paintings, and the Costume Institute, each housing masterpieces that tell unique stories of artistic brilliance.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in a cultural haven in the heart of Manhattan, where educational programs, family-friendly exhibits, and guided tours make art accessible and engaging for all.
  • Gallery Marvels: Art Across Eras
  • Cultural Tapestry: Global Masterpieces Unveiled
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engage and Explore
  • Historical Treasures: Uncover Hidden Gems
  • Museum Mile Gem: Manhattan’s Cultural Crown
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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore iconic exhibits such as the Egyptian Wing, European Paintings, medievel armor, and the Costume Institute, each offering a unique glimpse into different periods and cultures.

For NYC Residents: While there is a recommended admission fee, The Met operates on a pay-as-you-wish policy, allowing visitors to contribute what they can afford.

For All Other Visitors: Admission Fees start at $17.00 for Students

Absolutely! The Met offers guided tours led by knowledgeable experts, providing in-depth insights into the museum’s vast collection and rich cultural history.

No flash photography will be permitted

Luggage, large backpacks or parcels are prohibited

No outside food or drink is allowed (other than water in plastic bottles)

There are several options from the upscale (The Met Dining Room) to a number of more casual family-friendly options such as the The Eatery. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at The American Wing Cafe.