Visiting The Met?

In accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are required for all visitors.

Read our visitor guidelines

Admission Tickets

New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students:

  • The amount you pay for tickets is up to you.
  • If you wish to pay less than the general admission ticket prices, you may purchase your ticket at one of The Met’s locations with a valid ID. No advance reservations are required.

There are no additional costs for exhibitions. Your ticket provides same-day entry to both Met locations. Continue to purchase a ticket below if you do not already have a pass or voucher for admission to the Museum.

Members: Your card is your ticket, no reservations required. Once inside, present your card and proceed to the galleries.

Visiting in a group? For information about bringing an adult or student group or scheduling a group tour, see Group Visits.

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited free admission for you and your guest(s) on every visit.

General Admission Tickets

$25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students.

For visits on or after July 1, 2022, ticket prices are $30 for adults; $22 for seniors; $17 for students.

Free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12.

To purchase general admission tickets in advance, choose one of the The Met locations.

Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability.


Visitor Guidelines

In keeping with public health recommendations, we strongly recommend vaccinations for our visitors. 

To ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all, the Museum has the following additional protocols in place:

Face coverings are required for all visitors age two and older, even if you are vaccinated.  Face coverings must be worn at all times. 

Maintain physical distancing. Keep at least six feet from others. 

Report symptoms of illness.

Wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly during your visit.

Select food and beverage options are available.

Coat check is temporarily closed. No large bags.

Please follow directions from Met staff.

Please do not touch the art.

Please check the New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory for the latest guidelines on visiting New York.

For a full list of reopening guidelines, go to the Visitor Guidelines page.

Related Content

Join today and enjoy free guest(s) on every visit, special access to new exhibitions, curated online content, discounts on shopping, and more.

Enjoy Audio Guide content for thousands of artworks in the galleries and for select current exhibitions. Choose from more than 3,000 recordings, including material for kids and families.

Group Tours

Group Visits

Request a guided tour, reserve admission and lead your own small group, or request a live virtual tour led by a Museum guide.

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