Access to The Met’s current exhibitions and collection galleries is subject to the possession of a valid admission ticket.
A valid admission ticket includes the date and location of the visit.
A valid admission ticket can be purchased at a register or kiosk or in advance online. An admission ticket purchased in advance shall become invalid upon the expiration of the time or period stated on the ticket.
All ticket recipients must be present during purchase. Admission tickets may also be obtained by presenting, redeeming, or exchanging one of the following:
An active membership card from The Met or a reciprocal membership card from a participating institution
An employee ID from one of our active corporate sponsors or a valid corporate courtesy card
A valid press ID
A guest pass issued by The Met
A group visit reservation
Any document authorizing free or discounted admission as determined by The Met.
Admission tickets are subject to inspection by Security or Visitor Experience personnel.
Group admission tickets are subject to the terms of the group reservation.
Membership benefits and other passes may not be used for group visits.
Resales of any admission ticket without prior and express authorization from The Met are strictly prohibited.
Admission tickets cannot be transferred, refunded or exchanged.
A visitor may be refused entry or access to the Museum galleries if the Museum determines that the admission ticket has not been issued by The Met or a body or a legal entity authorized by the Museum for that purpose.
The Met may restrict access to, or close, any of its property and cancel ticket reservations without advance notice, reason, cause, or explanation at any time.
Select programs and events require the purchase of a ticket or a reservation in addition to, or instead of, an admission ticket.
Access to current exhibitions and collection galleries during non-public hours is by invitation only and requires the previous authorization of The Met.