Hours and Admission

AAOA Tour Group


Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

* Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.


Fee includes admission to the Main Building and same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. 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 exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.

As of July 1, 2014, advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.

Save time. Buy online today. Purchase express admission in advance:

Advance tickets are also available from our outside vendors:

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Purchase combined admission to the Met and other NYC attractions for one discounted price:

New York City Pass

CityPASS: Purchase admission to the Metropolitan Museum and five other of the most popular New York City attractions for one low price in a prepaid booklet that fits in your pocket. Save up to 41%.

New York Card

The New York Pass: Choose a one-, two-, three-, or seven-day pass. Receive free entry to more than seventy attractions, including the Metropolitan Museum, with no limit to the number of attractions you can visit. Includes a 200-page guidebook with maps, directions, and additional discounts on meals, Broadway shows, and shopping. More than $1,300 worth of entrance fees included in the pass.

Explorer Pass

New York Explorer Pass: Create your perfect itinerary of three, five, seven, or ten attractions from more than fifty top tours, museums, and more—including the Metropolitan Museum—and save up to 55% over regular admission costs. New York Explorer Pass also comes with a free full-color guidebook to help you plan your perfect trip.

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

Guest Passes

** 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 ID allows free admission to the Museum.

Cultural Discoveries with Olivier Bernier—Noble Lords, Country Pursuits: England in the Eighteenth Century
Wednesday, April 1, 10:15 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Sold Out
Museum Highlights
Wednesday, April 1, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Free with Museum admission
Masterpieces of the Middle Ages
Wednesday, April 1, 10:45–11:45 a.m.
Free with Museum admission

Last updated: Wednesday, April 1