Adult and Personal Groups
The Met welcomes adult groups to explore the Museum's collection. Reserve a private tour with a Museum guide or lecture to your own group in the galleries.
To request a guided or self-guided group visit at The Met Fifth Avenue or The Met Cloisters, please complete the request form:
For additional information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks are strongly recommended.
Membership benefits and other passes are not valid for group admission.
Organizations with limited resources may qualify for significantly reduced rates or fee waivers. Please ask for details when you request a reservation.
|Seniors (65 and over)
|One group leader per self-guided reservation receives complimentary admission.
|Admission plus flat fee per 25 people for a one hour tour*
*Subject to gallery capacity.
Visiting The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters? Your group can visit the second location on the same day at no additional charge. Reservations are required.
Engaging, hour-long private tours are led by trained Museum guides and offer extraordinary opportunities for your group to make the most of their encounters with great works of art.
To request a guided visit for your group, please complete the Group Visit Request Form above at least three weeks in advance. All tours are subject to guide availability.
Guided Visit Topics
At The Met Fifth Avenue or The Met Cloisters, groups may request tours of the collection.
Limited tours are available in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (subject to guide availability).
Guided visits are limited to 50 people. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Groups larger than 25 will be divided into smaller groups before entering the galleries.
Guided visits are conducted as follows:
The Met Fifth Avenue: Sunday through Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:15 am–3:30 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:15 am–6 pm. Closed Wednesday.
The Met Cloisters: Thursday through Tuesday, 11 am–3 pm. Closed Wednesday.
Groups are invited to explore the Museum's collection independently, and are welcome to visit with their own lecturer. To request a self-guided visit for your group, please complete the Group Visit Request Form above at least one week in advance.
Lecturing is not permitted in special exhibitions. The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times.
Self-guided visits are limited to 50 people. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Groups larger than 25 will be instructed to split into smaller groups before entering the galleries. There may be no more than 25 people per lecturer.
Self-guided appointments are available at the following times:
The Met Fifth Avenue: Sunday through Tuesday, and Thursday, 10 am–3:30 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10 am–6:30 pm. Closed Wednesday.
The Met Cloisters: Thursday through Tuesday, 12 pm–3 pm.* Closed Wednesday.
*The Met Cloisters closes at 4:30 pm November–February.
I'm ready. How do I book a group visit?
Appointments are required for all groups visiting the Museum. To request an appointment at The Met Fifth Avenue or The Met Cloisters, please fill out the Adult Group Visit Request Form.
We have a guided visit scheduled, but we have additional guests that want to attend. Is this okay?
Please notify us as soon as possible at email@example.com so that we can assess the feasibility of your request.
How do I reschedule or cancel a confirmed group appointment?
All requests to change or cancel existing appointments must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, phone number, confirmation number, name of organization, and date and time of your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel a guided visit, please let us know at least one week in advance.
If we schedule a guided visit for a specific time, may we arrive earlier and look around on our own?
Due to the number of groups scheduled throughout the day, we ask that you arrive at your scheduled time. Your group is more than welcome to explore the rest of the Museum after your scheduled visit.
I have a guided visit scheduled and want to speak with the guides prior to the tour. Is this possible?
Yes, our guides will contact you seven to ten days prior to your visit to discuss your tour in more detail. They usually write to the email address you provided when you requested your visit, so be sure to check your email a week or so prior to your visit.
Do you have a place for buses or large vans to park at the Museum?
Buses may drop off passengers along Fifth Avenue but may not stand or park there. There is no bus parking in the vicinity of the Museum. We recommend referencing the New York City Department of Transportation website for bus layover locations.
The Met Fifth Avenue's parking garage can accommodate smaller vans. The clearance is six feet, six inches (6' 6"). Designated spaces are available in the parking garage for visitors with disabilities. Alternate arrangements can be made in advance for visitors with disabilities traveling in oversized vehicles. Please call 212-650-2010, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Some of our group’s attendees are wheelchair users or need to avoid stairs. Is the Museum accessible?
The Met Fifth Avenue is accessible to wheelchair users and others who need to avoid stairs. Accessible entrances are located at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street and through the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.
Accessibility at The Met Cloisters is somewhat limited for wheelchair users and others who need step-free access due to the building’s landmark status. A free shuttle service is available to visitors requiring step-free access to enter the building. The pick-up stop is located near the Postern entrance and will transport visitors to and from an accessible entrance inside the Museum’s courtyard.
For more information and assistance with planning your group visit, contact email@example.com.
How should I prepare for my group visit?
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Met before bringing your group to the Museum. There are a range of resources for you, including:
- Museum Map
The Museum's fully interactive map allows you to learn more about the building's layout and the artworks currently on view.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents The Met collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history.
- Collection Areas
Read about the Museum's seventeen curatorial departments and how they study, exhibit, and care for the objects in the collections.
Please also review Group Guidelines before bringing your group to the Museum.
I have another question that is not answered here.
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