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.

Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art with your New York Explorer Pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Get access to the Met's permanent exhibits
  • Enjoy a Metropolitan Museum of Art audio tour
  • Pass holders also get discounts at The Met Store
  • Your New York Explorer Pass also gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out too

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was voted TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice #1 Museum in the world, and it's easy to see why. 

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 New York Explorer Pass at any of the desks located in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum.

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.

Please Note: 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 Met

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.