College and University Groups
The Met welcomes college and university student groups to explore the Museum's collection. Reserve a private tour with a Museum guide or lecture to your own group in the galleries. You may also request a Virtual Group Tour.
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 or to request a Virtual Group Tour, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks are strongly recommended.
Read our Group Guidelines and Visitor Guidelines.
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.
|NYC College Students||$5|
|One group leader per reservation receives complimentary admission.|
|Admission plus flat fee per 25 people for a one hour tour*||$200|
|NYC Colleges: flat fee per 25 people for a one hour tour*||$200|
*Subject to gallery capacity.
The Met offers complimentary admission to student groups from the following institutions, reservation required:
Bard Graduate Center
CUNY - The City University of New York (all campuses)
NYU Institute of Fine Arts
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
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 conversational tours are led by Museum-trained educators and offer extraordinary opportunities for students to make the most of their encounters with great works of art.
To request a guided visit, 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 and The Met Cloisters, groups may request tours of the collection.
The Met Fifth Avenue Guided Visit Topics (PDF)
The Met Cloisters Guided Visit Topics (PDF)
Limited tours are available in other languages (subject to guide availability).
Guided visits are limited to 30 people at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. 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.
University and college faculty and their students are invited to explore the Museum's collection independently. To request a self-guided group visit, please complete the Group Visit Request Form above at least one week in advance.
Faculty who plan to lecture in the galleries must reserve a lecturer's badge in advance and are limited to no more than 15 people per lecturer.
Lecturing is not permitted in special exhibitions. The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times.
Self-guided visits are limited to 30 people. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Groups larger than 25 will be asked to split into smaller groups before entering the galleries.
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.
Audio Guide devices are not currently available. Stream or download the latest Audio Guide content to your personal device. Enhance your visit to The Met Cloisters with the Bloomberg Connects app.