The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures in two diverse museums. With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years, at the Met you’ll experience the best of human creativity from around the globe.
The Met Fifth Avenue is open Thursday–Monday: 10 am–5 pm, The Met Cloisters is open Thursday–Monday: 10 am–4:30 pm, and both museums are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Entry to the Museums are by reservation only, timed reservations are required for museum entry and exhibition tickets. Admission for NY residents is up to you, general admission for out of state visitors from $25 (adult).