The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.
The Nitty Gritty
Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Sensible way finding
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X
Fee includes same-day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.
Seniors (65 and older): $1
Members (Join Now):Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult):Free
To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, and December 25
Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.
*Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.
New York is filled with so much culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is just one aspect of that culture. There are people of all ages and types in New York city which is one reason I find the Met so alluring. The metropolitan museum of Art is HUGE! The museum is filled with grandhalls which really is an ideal setting for viewing of sculpture. I love that on any giving day traveling through the halls you will see numerous people sketching the sculptures and viewing their surroundings. There is such a relaxed feeling that comes along with the Met which can be hard to find in New York.
The employees there are helpful but for the most part I would say they have very little to do with your overall experience. The museum is idea for all ages and there are a good variety of exhibits there for your viewing pleasure. My favorite part of the museum are the grand steps out front. On any given day you will find a band, or a group of singers outside the steps. There are usually many food carts out side even if you do not have to visit a museum it may be a nice place to have lunch on a sunny day.