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Immerse yourself into the world of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art, affectionately known as “the Met.” Here’s a brief guide to one of the world’s largest art museums.

History: Established in 1870, the Met hosts a collection spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present day.

How to Get There: Accessible by Subway Lines: 4, 5, 6 (86th Street station), and bus routes: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86 and M79.


Permanent Collection: Discover over 2 million works of art in the permanent collection, ranging from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary art.

The Cloisters: A branch of the Met in Fort Tryon Park specializing in Medieval European art and architecture, offering an enchanting escape from the city.

Special Exhibitions: These rotating attractions showcase extraordinary works from around the globe.

MetLiveArts: The museum’s performance series, offers nearly 100 events annually centered around the exhibitions and collections.

Hours: Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday: 10 AM–5 PM. Friday and Saturday: 10 AM–9 PM. Closed on Wednesdays.

Tickets: Pay-as-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students. For others, it’s $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students. Children under 12 enter free.

Tips for Visiting:
• Allow yourself multiple visits or an entire day to explore – the museum is immense.
• Free Wi-Fi is available for visitors to access the museum’s interactive map.
• Wear comfortable shoes; there will be plenty of walking.
• Audio guides are available in 10 languages.

Nearby Attractions: Conveniently located in Central Park, visitors can also visit the nearby Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Central Park Zoo.

End your visit at the museum shop, the perfect place to buy art reproductions, jewelry, gifts, publications, and more. The Met is more than just a museum – it’s an expedition into the realms of human creativity that you won’t want to miss!

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