The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

  • Educational

What you’ll do

Explore the beauty and culture of our three diverse museums. With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years, at the Met you’ll experience the best of human creativity from around the globe. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New American Wing, to the Met’s beloved Impressionist paintings, a world of great art awaits you at NYC’s most-visited attraction.

Plan your visit

Group Visits to The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer

  • Groups (Below 10 Guests): General Admission – Purchase Tickets Online.
  • Groups (10+ Guests): The benefits of every group reservation at The Met include a dedicated arrival time slot and check-in desk to bypass the general admissions line, the ability to move through the galleries as a group, and the ability to have outside lecturers in the galleries.

Group Visits to The Met Cloisters

  • Groups (Below 10 Guests): General Admission – Purchase Tickets Online.
  • Groups (10+ Guests):The Met Cloisters—the branch of the Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe—welcomes adult and student groups. Lecture to your own group in the galleries or reserve a private tour with a Museum guide.
    • Any organization may bring a maximum of 60 people on a single day. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Museum reserves the right to turn away unscheduled groups due to overcrowding.
    • Because of the building’s landmark status, accessibility is somewhat limited for wheelchair users and others with mobility difficulties. Please contact Groups and Advance Sales prior to your visit for information about accessibility or assistance.
    • To request a group visit at please email mettours@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3711.

Private Group Events at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Museum’s many unique spaces are ideal for a variety of events—from large corporate dinners and nonprofit galas, to meetings, film screenings, and, for Members and Patrons, intimate private dining opportunities. Learn more about hosting your private group event at The Met by clicking here.

Where is it

The Met Fifth Avenue

  • 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

The Met Breuer

  • 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
  • Phone: 212-731-1675

The Met Cloisters

  • 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040
  • Phone: 212-923-3700

Hours & Schedule

The Met Fifth Avenue

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Open Seven Days a Week

The Met Breuer

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Closed Mondays

The Met Cloisters

  • March – October: 10:00 am – 5:15 pm
  • November – February: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
  • Open Seven Days a Week

Things to keep in mind

Visitor Guidelines

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum, where five thousand years of art comes alive to reveal new ideas and connections across cultures. A review of our visitor guidelines and regulations can help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your Met experience. By visiting the Museum, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.

Group Guidelines

  • Advance reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.
  • Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission.
  • Qualified tour operators are eligible for discounted rates. Ask for details when you make a reservation.
  • Under-resourced organizations may qualify for reduced rates or waivers. Ask for details when you make a reservation.
  • A Museum-issued badge is required for all lecturing. Lecturer badges are available for any group that has made a reservation with the Museum in advance.
  • Organizations must remain in good standing with the Museum in order to lecture in the galleries.
  • Museum staff lecturing in the galleries have priority. Please yield to Museum-led tours and programs.
  • Groups of over 25 people must break into smaller groups.
  • Groups cannot join public Museum guided tours. Groups and Advance Sales can arrange private guided tours with advance notice.
  • Any group arriving more than 30 minutes late cannot be guaranteed its scheduled guided program.
  • The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times. For up-to-date gallery closings, please call 212-570-3711.
  • Please follow the instructions of security officers in the galleries. The Museum reserves the right to refuse or dismiss any group for misconduct.