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Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
NY
10028
Tel: 212 535 7710

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Designated spaces are available in the parking garage for visitors with disabilities. The clearance is six feet, six inches (6' 6").

Where are we going today?

Want to hear something REALLY impressive? Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has a permanent collection of over TWO MILLION works of art? That sounds like a pretty amazing journey into the world of art to us!

The collection has a range of art mediums, so kids can see that is so much more than just painting! It's an insight into different cultures, different techniques, and different ways of expressing themselves.

Part of the permanent collection is the Met Kids section, which is made for, with, and by kids. How inspirational for kids to see artwork up on the walls, from talented kids just like them!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art also has a number of temporary exhibits, which ensure there is always something new to see on your next visit!

Whether it's exploring foreign cultures, or historic artworks, or even commissions from specific artists, there will be something amazing to see!

Thought an art museum might not cater to families? Think again!

For families te museum offer a kids' guide and family map to the museum, available at reception, as well as drop-in children's programming for 18 months to 12 years, a family audio guide for 6 to 12s, and the medeival art area of the cloisters.

The Nolen Library also welcomes families with curious kids who want to hone their knowledge from the visit.

So much more than a museum! It's a great day out that could inspire and educate kids on an amazing part of our world's culture!

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When can we go?

10am open daily. 5:30pm close Sun to Thurs / 9pm Fri & Sat

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day, and the first Mon in May

Teachers corner

You can explore the museum with a guide, or independently, with great programs for K to 12! .

I'm Hungry!

Several cafes, bars and food courts style eateries are available at the Met. You won't have to worry about those rumbling tummies!.

Healthy Eating!

There are healthy options in the cafes at the Met so you will be fine. Water in plastic bottles are allowed in the museum .

Any Top Tips?

You can bring pencils into the galleries to sketch if you like, but no wet pens or markers.

Doing our bit

The museum are dedicated to giving visitors an education on this amazing world, and preserving art through history to be enjoyed for years to come .

Need a little extra help?

Great disabled access and they offer programs for visitors with disabilities on a regular basis. Elevators and escalators are located throughout the building..

Baby Facilities

Strollers are permitted in most areas. Check at reception for the full list .

More information

If you want to support the museum, or enjoy free admission for a year, among other discounts, then look into becoming a member!.

What people are saying?

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    Great place for art and to see the beauty that people created. It is very, i mean very touristic sometime, so if you have a free week day, and you are looking for something interesting, it may be the best time. Or do what i do, wait for guests from out of NYC, and take them there.
    And for all people, there is no need to take 1,0000 pictures, the flashes camera can do a lot of damage, so if you want people to still enjoy the place in 100 years, easy on the flash.

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    For an alternative (and highly superior) way to check off this popular tourist destination, I strongly suggest purchasing tickets to one of their evening events. We had the pleasuring of attending a classical music concert. It was a wonderful evening and museum entry is included in your ticket price. Just arrive early and wander the art filled halls...the impressionist collection left me feeling happy.

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    This is the best museum I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I enjoy the comprehensive collection that have. It takes days to walk around and every time I hit a corner I was immersed in an area of the museum I had never been in before. I seems impossible but they are continuously working and opening new exhibits. Such an enjoyable way to spend the day.

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    Whenever I visit the Met, I feel lay before leaving the house, and feel SOOOO good when I feel that I just can’t walk anymore. This place offer endless amount of History! For me, this is a real Museum that you look at things and just amazed by the beauty and the talent that have been created who we are today.
    The Egyptian part is stunning, and really add a lot to the place. Few Tips: do not try to have it all at once, promise yourself to return again, and take the time to appreciate the beauty. One more tip, please, there is no need to take 100...Read More

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by Tim Stanislav

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Whenever I visit the Met, I feel lay before leaving the house, and feel SOOOO good when I feel that I just can’t walk anymore. This place offer endless amount of History! For me, this is a real Museum that you look at things and just amazed by the beauty and the talent that have been created who we are today.
The Egyptian part is stunning, and really add a lot to the place. Few Tips: do not try to have it all at once, promise yourself to return again, and take the time to appreciate the beauty. One more tip, please, there is no need to take 100 pictures of each item, and the flashes are not helping to preserve them.
Go there, who knows how long we will have it…

by Robert Celestin

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7/29/14:

This was my first visit to the MET and it was certainly worth it. As overwhelming as it is, I was on a mission to visit at the "The Flowering of Edo Period Painting" and the "Decoding Chinese Calligraphy" exhibits. I was able to successfully visit these breathtaking exhibits but was pleasantly surprised with how much they exceeded my expectations. The exhibit halls were laid out in an inviting way and the level of detail is astounding. The architecture of the MET itself is impressive and I hope to visit again to continue my adventure.

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