Your New York Explorer Pass includes

  • Access to the Met's permanent exhibits

It was voted TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice #1 Museum in the world, and it's easy to see why. The Met's phenomenal two million-strong collection spans a huge range of cultures and time periods. You'll find everything from rare paintings and prints to modern sculptures and multi-media pieces.

Hours of Operation

Main building of Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Sunday–Thursday, 10AM–5:30PM;
Friday and Saturday, 10AM–9PM
Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and the first Monday in May

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass at any of the desks located in the Great Hall.

Included Extra: show your pass to save $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store and save $1 on the Audio Tour. Mention coupon code VS415 to receive your offer.

Admission to the museum grants you complimentary same-day admission to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Therefore, your pass will not need to be scanned at these museums if you visit them on the same day as your visit to The Met. You will need to show your museum ticket at entry.

The following groups are entitled to "pay-as-you-wish" to enter the Museum:

  • New York State residents
  • Students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
  • If you fit any of the criteria above you may choose not to scan your pass for admission, but you will be asked to provide a valid I.D. upon entry along with a donation to the Museum. Children under the age of 12 are always admitted free of charge.

Getting there

The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Audio Tour

US, NY, New York, 10024, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street,


1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street,
New York, NY 10024
United States

Closest Subway Stop

From the East Side: Take the 4, 5 or 6 trains to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. From the West Side: Take the 1, B or C trains to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.