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 3,700 reviews

With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

Wonderful museum. Reminds me of the Louvre. We only made it through the first floor of the museum. We will definitely be going back again the next time we are in New York.

Amazing value! Easy to use! The best for me was buying it several months ahead of my trip and getting here to have our excursions already paid for.

Very good value for money, got to see more than we expected, would definitely use it again

Melisa was absolutely brilliant & made it so much fun. Definitely recommend this trip.