If you grew up in New York City or anywhere in the Tri-state area, chances are that more than one class trip involved going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but, have you been to the Met lately? While some things never change, there is always something new at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and that makes it a perfect rainy day destination in Manhattan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 5th Avenue at East 82nd Street and is open 7 days per week.
Upcoming exhibits include:
- Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 (September 16, 2013–January 5, 2014)
- Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim (September 17, 2013–January 5, 2014)
Annual favorites such as the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche are usually scheduled to open in mid to late November and are on display until early January. (Stay tuned for updates on this event.)
Hours quoted from metmuseum.org
- Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
- Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
- Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May
Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation and includes free admission for all.
*Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.
While you are free to pay as little or as much as you'd like to enter the museum, the suggested admission price (or donation price) is as follows:
- Adults $25 per person
- Seniors (65 and older) $17 per person
- Students $12* per person
- Members Free
- Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free
For more information regarding the The Metropolitan Museum of Art please visit online at: http://www.metmuseum.org/