Interesting Facts: The New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, colloquially called “the Met“, founded in 1870. It was the third most visited art museum in the world with 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018.

It is one of the world’s most famous museums, with all the influences of all civilizations and is far superior to the Louvre. A grand setting for one of the world’s greatest collections of art, from ancient to contemporary.

Met Museum of Art Plaza New York
Met Museum of Art Plaza New York

Things to do: Things are organized, maintained, Cleaned (take note Brooklyn Museum), and shown in appropriate contexts. Their collections are just…incredible. The only problem we ever have is not having enough time in a day to just look at everything in-depth. The area near the museum has some good places to eat, if you can walk a bit. I love this place.

Please allow yourself a day or two to enjoy the entire museum. Everyones favourites are the European paintings of course. American sections are not bad too. They are slightly weak on Egyptian and Middle East compared to British Museum but still impressive nonetheless. Dutch exhibition was on in February so I was impressed with their Dutch collection!

Rest your feet at a couple of strategically placed museum cafes and even have lunch at their basement cafe.

The Met, other than, it is amazing! Admission, for non-locals is $25, as of 3/15/19. Go to their official site, for updated rates for general admission and discounts for students and seniors. You will be required to check in large backpacks and bags, and, all bags and purses will be inspected, at the entrance. There is also a coat check in, in the lobby, and this where you also check in your backpacks. They will give you a little red token, to retrieve your items, before you leave. Don’t lose it! You can also go directly to their website, to buy your tickets, ahead of time.

Tickets will be sent to your email and you will be able to go directly to an automated kiosk, inside the museum, to print out your tickets, by scanning the QR code from your phone. Peel off the top sticker, which will show the date, and stick it on your shirt. Keep the bottom portion of that ticket, for, that will be your ticket, if you are going back the next day or day after. If you are going back another day, show that bottom portion, to the attendant, at the ticket booth and you will get another sticker to put on your shirt, for that day.

Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA


Director: Max Hollein
Customer service: 00 1 800-662-3397
Subsidiary: The Met Cloisters
Did you know: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fourth-largest art museum in the world by gallery space (58,820 square meters).

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Ticket Prices

New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students, the amount you pay is up to you.

Suggested Admission: For New York State residents and New York, New Jersey and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you. These tickets may be purchased at a Museum admissions desk with a valid ID. Suggested admission tickets include exhibitions as well as same-day entry to all three Met locations.

Buy General Admission Tickets

  • Online tickets include express admission and entry for three consecutive days
  • Online tickets are emailed to you and valid for up to one year after the date of purchase

Adult Admission$ 25, Senior Admission ( Age 65+ ) $ 17, Student Admission (with valid ID) $ 12, Child Admission ( Age 12 and under )$ 0. free for Members, Patrons and children under 12.

General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

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Special Combination Passes

Purchase special combination passes to The Met and other New York City attractions for one price:


Purchase admission to The Met and five other of the most popular New York City attractions for one low price in a prepaid booklet that fits in your pocket.

The New York Pass:

Choose a one-, two-, three-, five-, seven-, or 10-day pass. Receive free entry to more than 80 attractions, including The Met, 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.

New York Explorer Pass:

Create your perfect itinerary of three, five, seven, or 10 attractions from more than 50 top tours and museums, including The Met. Valid up to 30 days.

Sightseeing Pass:

90 Attractions included. Instant Delivery. Complimentary matching number of days on the Hop-on, Hop-off bus. Choose the pass that’s right for your trip and visit any of our 90 premier New York City attractions — including The Met.

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Questions / Problems?

If you need help, call us at 212-535-7710 (10 am-6 pm EST) or email

Terms and Conditions: No refunds or exchanges. Advance reservations required for all groups of 10 or moreand for any third-party guided tours regardless of size. Visitors may have to wait in other lines within the Museum.

Inside view of Met Museum:

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