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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
At New York’s most visited museum and attraction, you will experience the best of human creativity from across the globe. With collections spanning more than 5,000 years of culture, from prehistory to the present, the Metropolitan is a journey through the world’s greatest art. One Met. Many Worlds. Where will the Met take you?
Skip-the-line admission, plus entry into all Special Exhibitions. Also, same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens, which is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the first Monday in May.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
- The Met is the most-visited museum and attraction in New York City and home to nearly two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture
- CityPASS admission includes same-week admission to The Cloisters.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Advanced Ticketing desk, located to the left of the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Look for the CityPASS sign to skip main ticket line.
You may start your visit at The Cloisters museum and gardens if you have a CityPASS booklet. If you have a voucher, it must first be exchanged for a booklet prior to visiting The Cloisters.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
All special exhibitions are included with CityPASS. See full current exhibition details.
Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Southeast Asia
Open through July 27, 2014
It's one of those shows that only the Met can do, presenting powerful works of art never before seen outside their home countries. Explore the earliest kingdoms of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam in the first international loan exhibition devoted to the sculptural art produced in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 8th Century. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Southeast Asia will feature more than 160 monumental sculptures crafted in stone, bronze, and gold, providing new insight into the cultures that laid the foundation for the political map of Southeast Asia today.
Charles James: Beyond Fashion
Open through August 10, 2014
The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James. Charles James: Beyond Fashion explores James's design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. Approximately 75 of James's most notable designs are presented in two locations—the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum's first floor.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Audio Guide: Available at the audio guide desk in the Met Great Hall. Available in 10 languages.
Advice for Visitors
- Includes same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. Start your visit at either museum then visit the second within the same week for free.
- All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. Avoid waiting in lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home.
- Free public guided tours of the Museum’s collection are offered throughout the week in 10 different languages. For the full schedule, visit the Museum’s website.
- Try the new Director’s Audio Tour, a planned itinerary by Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell that explores some of the masterpieces in the Museum's encyclopedic collection of world art.
- Find tips for fun family time at MuseumKids.
- Download and print suggested itineraries before your arrive.
- Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store. See booklet for details.
Parking: Met parking garage, Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week; (212) 879‑5500.
Dining: The Cafeteria ($). Petrie Court Café ($$) (with Central Park backdrop). The New American Wing Café ($$). Live music in the Great Hall Balcony Bar ($$), Fri & Sat evenings. The Cloisters' Trie Café ($), serving light fare and snacks, is open May-October.
Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at coat check.
Self-Guide: Audio guides available in 10 languages.
Gift Shop: The Met Store — discover the fine art of shopping with great books, jewelry, accessories, stationery, toys, and more, inspired by treasures in the Museum’s collection.
Strollers: Permitted in most areas — inquire at Information Desks for gallery limitations.
Photography: Photography is permitted. Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum.
Subway: 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th St. and walk three blocks west to 5th Ave. From the West Side take the 1, B or C train to 86th St., then the M86 crosstown bus.
Bus: M1, M2, M3 or M4
CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #41 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour
Subway: 'A' train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator to Ft. Washington Avenue. Transfer to the M4 bus and ride one stop north or walk north for approx. 10 mins on Margaret Corbin Drive.
Groups of 10 or more: Call (215) 570-3711; Email Mettours@metmuseum.org.
Group leader should call or email at least one day in advance to make a reservation. To expedite service upon check-in, the group leader may pre-pull all of the Met tickets from the CityPASS booklets and sort them by adult and youth.
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