Metropolitan Museum of Art

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5 Famous Artworks Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection is unparalleled, with works ranging from Ancient Egypt all the way to American and modern artists. Find a map at Information and spot these famous pieces.

Planning Your Visit

  • Hours

    The museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday.

  • Tickets

    Admission is on a pay as you wish basis, but a ticket is still required to enter. The recommended amount for adults is $25. Be clever and book online!

  • Transportation & Directions

    Parking begins at $20, so take the train to save on transportation. The museum is located at 82nd Street and 5th Avenue. Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.

  • Visit the Rooftop Garden

    Be sure to take a trip to the sculpture garden for an incredible view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 5:30PM. Fri - Sat: 10AM - 9PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    $25 recommended and encouraged, but not required
  • Will I need a guide?
    Both tours and audio guides are available, but you can also grab a map and wander as you please.
  • How to get there
    Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.
  • Additional information
    All backpacks and large bags must be checked at coat check. Save some time by leaving your large items behind.

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What people are saying about Metropolitan Museum of Art

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,802 reviews

Excelente opción para realizar actividades, el precio vale la pena ya que si lo compras individual es más caro. Yo lo compre por 3 días pero por ejemplo el hop on and off solo lo incluía un día y para un día extra pague $20 Dlls. Pero me encantó que incluía todos los lugares que quería visitar.

Had a GREAT time riding Big Bus. All of the representatives on the street were nice and very helpful. The stops are strategically placed close to all the major areas of attractions to allow easy walking to. It’s definitely well worth the price to get around the city all day. Highly recommended!

Astounding. Something for everyone, even self-professed art agnostics. The sheer volume of artifacts is unprecedented. Re-livi g human history. Everything g about The Met is impeccable. This is a NYC “must-do”.

very good pass to visit all the tourist destinations in NYC. Just upgrade the empire state building to 102nd floor.

It really saves money. and in every attraction we visit they just scanned the pass without having a pre tesrvation