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Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) Tours and Activities

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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s most prestigious art collections and cultural hubs. Five million annual visitors stroll the Met’s 17 acres (6.9 hectares) of gallery space, gazing upon pieces representing 5,000 years of art and human history. From Egyptian tombs to American abstract expressionist paintings, the museum’s permanent collection has more than 2 million objects, so expect to stay awhile.

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Open Sun - Thurs 10am - 5:30pm, Fri & Sat 10am - 9pm
1000 Fifth Avenue, 10028
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour

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It’s possible to spend an entire day inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and still not see everything, but this guided Met tour is the best way to take advantage of the riches that are inside one of the world’s greatest art museums. See the highlights of the collection and get special insight into the works of art on display, all within a small-group atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase with this private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you the highlights from paintings by Vermeer to pop culture memorabilia. Explore at your own pace and concentrate on the museum sections that interest you most with a private tour.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.70
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Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
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Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour

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Take the guesswork out of a visit to New York’s most acclaimed museum on a small-group tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Skip the line and see the most important pieces of the enormous collection—including European paintings, ancient Egyptian sculpture, medieval armor, and pop culture memorabilia—and learn the stories behind the art from an expert guide. Group size is limited to eight for a more personalized tour.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

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Explore the expansive American Museum of Natural History by booking full-day admission tickets. General admission tickets grant you access to about 50 exhibits, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. You can make the most of your time in the acclaimed museum by upgrading to a Super Saver pass, which includes access to highlights such as Hayden Planetarium and 3D films.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Museum of Modern Art Admission Ticket

The Museum of Modern Art Admission Ticket

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Avoid the hassle of waiting to enter New York City’s Museum of Modern Art with this convenient skip-the-line ticket that grants you entrance on arrival. It’s not surprise that MoMA is an incredibly popular attraction. With artists like Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman and many more, the queue can be backlogged for hours. But with your handy skip-the-line ticket, you’ll glide right past it and head straight to the good stuff. Plus, your ticket includes admission to MoMA PS1, the contemporary art center in Long Island City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours
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The Best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours

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Explore the Metropolitan Museum on a 2.5-hour tour with a guide who puts a tongue-in-cheek spin on this celebrated destination in New York City. You'll hear vital facts and humorous commentary about both famous masterpieces and more unusual works in the museum’s collection, including pieces that are often overlooked, and get an entertaining look at one of the Big Apple's premier museums.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line Kids and Families New York Metropolitan Museum Private Tour

Skip the Line Kids and Families New York Metropolitan Museum Private Tour

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Discover the art, history, artifacts, and exhibits during this private, guided tour designed for families and kids. Meet your guide and set off on an interactive, fun-filled tour of the museums top exhibits that’s tailor-made for little ones. Merge education and excitement by visiting the Egyptian, Roman and Greek collections and more. Includes skip-the-line access.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
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Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People

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Visiting the vast collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History on your own can be daunting. With this small-group tour, save time with priority entrance and head straight to the highlights at these two landmark museums in New York. Admire artistic masterpieces from ancient Greece to postmodern pop at the Met, then delve into the mysteries of the earth and cosmos at the American Natural History Museum.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems Self-Guided Audio Tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Get to know the art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with this admission ticket and audio tour. Maximize time in the museum with a self-guided audio tour and learn about art, history, and the people behind the artwork. Explore the Egyptian Art Gallery, the Temple of Dendur, European paintings, and much more during this stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Met & Museum of Natural History Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
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Met & Museum of Natural History Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

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New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are home two of the finest collections in the world, but visiting these vast museums can be overwhelming. With this private tour, save time with priority entrance and take in the highlights in just hours with the help of a guide. Admire masterpieces at the Met in the morning, then take in the American Museum of Natural History’s scientific artifacts after lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Met Museum & Central Park Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour: Max 8 People
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Met Museum & Central Park Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour: Max 8 People

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See two of New York City’s headliners in a single day with this tour that combines culture and nature. Take in Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a guide to admire their most important landmarks and masterpieces. Stroll through the park past Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, then save hours with priority entrance to the Met and peruse its vast collection from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Impressionist paintings.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Limited Access Guided Tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art Limited Access Guided Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of New York’s must-sees—but as the largest art museum in the country, its scale can be intimidating. Instead of planning your own visit, leave the logistics to someone else, and follow your guide to the collection highlights, on this seamless tour. Choose between small-group or private tour options, both of which guarantee a personalized experience, and get ready to discover the masterpieces.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
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Electric Bike Tour of Central Park and Waterfront Greenway

Electric Bike Tour of Central Park and Waterfront Greenway

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New York City—especially the Central Park area—has a lot of ground to cover. This Central Park electric bike tour allows you to see more than you would on a walking tour and in less time. Plus, it takes you to top highlights throughout the park and lets you cruise along the bike-friendly Hudson River Waterfront Greenway for fantastic river views.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights NYC

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights NYC

Enjoy this private 2-hour tour with your own official tour guide and explore this iconic museum in the hearth of the vibrant city of New York. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and historical art pieces in this amazing museum. At “The Met” you will experience the art of more than two million works, divided among seventeen departments. This arts center is the largest museum in the United States and offers art for everyone, from Ancient Egypt pieces to American and modern art, going through Islamic art, musical instruments, weapons, costumes and many more collections that make this place unique. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$390.95
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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What are Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) hours of operation?
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Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) hours of operation: Open Sun - Thurs 10am - 5:30pm, Fri & Sat 10am - 9pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) costs USD 6.00. Guided Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) tours start around USD 6.00 per person.
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