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Masks are strongly recommended.

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Group Guidelines

We look forward to welcoming you to The Met! To ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all, groups must follow the Visitor Guidelines and Ticketing and Admission Policies

Masks are strongly recommended.

In addition, we ask that all groups visiting the Museum adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size.
  • Please do not block entrances or corridors.
  • Membership and other discounts do not apply to group admission.
  • All individuals who lecture in the galleries must have a Museum-issued lecture badge. A lecture badge is only available to groups that make a reservation in advance.
  • Museum staff lecturing in the galleries have priority. Please yield to Museum led tours and programs.
  • Lecturing is not permitted in special exhibitions.
  • Groups cannot join public Museum guided tours. Groups & Advance Sales can arrange private guided tours with advance notice.
  • Credits and refunds will not be given for overpayments or cancellations.
  • Tickets may not be refunded, resold, exchanged, or transferred.
  • The Museum cannot guarantee access to all galleries at all times. For up-to-date gallery information at The Met Fifth Avenue, see Gallery Closures.
  • Security officers and staff are there to help. Please follow their guidance.
  • The Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.

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