Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same-day admission to the Cloisters)

Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor!

This famous museum houses more than two million works of art from around the world. And while it may take a lifetime to fully appreciate its vast collections, this is one heck of a way to spend an afternoon. Bonus: Your ticket includes same-day admittance to The Cloisters.
  • Adult gate price $25.00
  • Child gate price $0.00
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It’s New York City’s most-visited attraction and the monarch of American art museums. Housing an astonishing two million works of art and artifacts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art requires ample time to revel in its eclectic and vast exhibitions. Rare collections such as “Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York”, “The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasure’s from the Forbidden City”, and “Cezanne’s Card Players” rotate to the Museum at intervals, complementing its sufficiently stunning and diverse mainstays. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is truly among the most prestigious institutions in this city, and it would be a shame to leave NYC without paying it a visit.

The Met Museum is housed in a very recognizable main building on Fifth Avenue, and is a comprehensive collection of European, Asian, Near Eastern, African, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, and the art of Oceania, Australia, and the Americas. Included in those broad categories are such specific artistic and artisan niches as American Decorative Art, Drawings & Prints, Arms & Armor, European Sculpture, (pause to breathe if you happen to be reading this aloud), Modern Art, The Costume Institute, Musical Instruments, The Libraries, Islamic Art, and Photographs. Needless to say, if there isn’t something at the Met that interests and inspires you, you might not be human. The artistic periods and art are charted on the museum’s “Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History”, giving visitors geographical and chronological context to help them navigate the halls. After you’ve spent sufficient time absorbing the international splendors on display in the galleries, be sure to pay a visit to The Met Store so you can materialize your memories with a lasting print or gift your loved ones with a classy trinket. Children will enjoy the Met’s “Drop in Drawing” program which allows them to get hands-on art experience. Enjoy a meal to suit your budget or a cup of tea at one of the museum’s eight dining establishments, then head home completely exhilarated and inspired by your fulfilling visit to this legendary institution and New York landmark!

Even if you’ve already paid a visit (or several) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you absolutely have not seen it all. This museum acquires hundreds of new pieces each year, making for a unique experience that will leave you wanting more and more time to explore. (Bonus: included with access to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a same-day access pass to The Cloisters Museum & Gardens in northern Manhattan!).

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Best museum I have visited so far!
By RJ Verified Reviewer from UK on

Comments about Smart Destinations Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same day admission to Cloisters):

This was the best day out in NYC to date. Arrive early as there is a lot to see for one trip but definitely the best museum I have ever visited! 10/10

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A Museum for Everyone
By Katie Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Amazing Variety Of Art, Can go at your own pace, Beautiful Building, In Central Park
Cons:
Some Construction, Can Get Lost Maze Like,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same day admission to Cloisters):

I went to this museum with my future in-laws who previously thought they were not "museum people". They ended up loving it and said it was their favorite NYC attraction! I have been about 4 times before and always love coming back. There is so much art to take in...it's amazing how you feel transported through different eras in time and places in the world as you enter each different section!

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Huge
By Neenie from Melbourne Australia on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same day admission to Cloisters):

Fabulous; you'll be amazed by the breadth and value of the collection. I highly recommend doing the free guided tours if you've never been before. This is big but also elegant; some really nice cafes and restaurants for short breaks. I recommend dedicating a whole day for this museum.

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Great Art, great roof top Area
By Jill from Hamburg on
Pros:
Art, Roof Top
Cons:
No 10 Offer,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same day admission to Cloisters):

I loved the Art in the really big museum. And with a visit of the roof 5th floor our experience went perfekt. The only backdraw was, that the 10% reduction offer in the art store does not apply. You have to spend 50$ to get 10$,...

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World Class!
By Maggie Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Pros:
phenomenal
Best Uses:
Great for couples Really for everyone
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same day admission to Cloisters):

So glad we finally got the chance to visit this World Class Museum! No way you can see it all in one day. Loved the Egyptian Art section! I always thought it might be only for serious art lovers but I can see that this is a museum for everybody.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same-day admission to the Cloisters) Details

Phone: 212-535-7710; Cloisters: 212-923-3700

Address
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024
Hours
Main building of Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.
Note
Children under 12 receive free admission. Therefore, child cards do not need to be scanned for entry.
Closings
Thanksgiving Day
December 25
January 1
The first Monday in May.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024
Public Transportation
By Subway: Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. From the West Side take the 1, B or C train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue. By bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4.

Admission and Offer Information

VIP Line Privileges

Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) and proceed straight to Will Call/Group Registration window, located in the Great Hall to the left of the main staircase. Present your Go Select Pass for an admission button and skip the line! The admission button is also valid for same-day entry to Cloisters Museum and Gardens.

Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions. Children under 12 receive free admission.

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