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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 after visiting The Met. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
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
- After you visit The Met, enjoy same-week admission to The Cloisters, which is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
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. Please note that if you start your visit at The Cloisters, your visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
All special exhibitions are included with CityPASS. See full current exhibition details.
Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
Open through January 15, 2015
This landmark exhibition traces the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Drawing on the world’s leading museum collections, it brings together some 260 works of art including monumental sculptures, wall reliefs, and luxurious jewelry.
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Open through February 16, 2015
Cubism, the most influential art movement of the early 20th century, still resonates today. The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, unsurpassed in its holdings of Cubist art, is being shown in public for the first time—80 paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso.
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 after visiting The Met. Please note that if the CityPASS ticket is used first at The Cloisters, the visit to The Met must occur on the same day.
- 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 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.
- Download the free Met app, the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
- 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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