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The Metropolitan Museum
Type: Art Museums, Museums
"The Met," as New Yorkers affectionately call it, is our Louvre. Its gargantuan halls of Egyptian, Roman, Greek discoveries never cease to capture the imagination. Docents lead guided tours, or... Read More
"The Met," as New Yorkers affectionately call it, is our Louvre. Its gargantuan halls of Egyptian, Roman, Greek discoveries never cease to capture the imagination. Docents lead guided tours, or venture on your own with audio headsets. Make no mistake, New Yorkers take their art seriously as do out-of-town visitors, which is why the Met is the number one attraction in the entire city. Lectures and Friday-night concerts transform the mezzanine into a perfect date venue while The Cloisters, nestled in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, is home to the museum's incomparable medieval art collection. Just when you thought the "The Met" could not get bigger or better, it also includes the Whitney's former digs at the Breuer Building on Madison Ave and 75th St.
- Sun-Thu: 10am-5:30pm
- Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm
- Adult $25; Senior (65+) $17; Student $12; Child (0-11) Free
- Museums: "Ask about free daily guided tours and same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (closed Mondays), and The Met Cloisters that is valid for up to one year after purchase. Save time with advance ticketing online."
- Best for Museums Because: Home to more than two million works of art, The Met is NYC's indisputable museum king and its number one attraction.