There’s something for everyone at the Met Fifth Avenue. The museum presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods and is spread out over more than two million square feet. While it can feel overwhelming, there are a few must-see sights for first-time visitors, including the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, the Medieval Sculpture Hall, the Greek Terracotta Vases and “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” painted by Emanuel Leutze.
The museum is wheelchair accessible with entrances located at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street and through the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street. Manual (standard and wide) wheelchairs can be borrowed from the coat check at the 81st Street entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. To request an escort for a wheelchair user, email
or call 212-570-3711 at least two weeks in advance. Assistive listening devices (with headsets or neck loops) are provided at a variety of gallery programs. Ask at the Audio Guide Desk in the Great Hall. Induction loops are located at the Information and Membership Desks and at select Admissions Desks in the Great Hall and Burke Hall in the Uris Center for Education, as well as at the MetLiveArts box office in the Great Hall.
Real-time captioning is available for lectures upon request with at least three weeks notice, subject to the availability of captioners. American Sign Language interpretation is available free of charge for museum events or guided group tours with two weeks notice, subject to the availability of interpreters. Voice interpretation may be requested for programs in ASL only. Email
or call 212-650-2010 (voice).
In addition, large-print label booklets are available for some exhibitions and large-print “What's On Today” flyers are available at Information Desks. Click here
to find out more.
Top Tip: If you buy tickets at a museum ticket counter, the amount you pay is up to you. Ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.