NYC’s Metropolitan Museum Now Open 7 Days a Week

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

For the first time in 42 years, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is now open to the public 7 days a week, thus ending its policy of being closed on Mondays. This new schedule will go into effect at both the Museum’s main building located at the edge of Central Park along Fifth Avenue, and at The Cloisters museum and gardens, its branch museum for medieval art and architecture in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest museums, with collections of nearly two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.  With last year’s record breaking attendants (over 6.28 million visitors), this additional open day makes art a 7-day-a-week passion for visitors.

The new schedule is as follows:

At the main building:  Sunday – Thursday, 10 am-5:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday until 9 pm.

At the Cloisters:  March through October, open daily 10 am-5:15 pm. From November through February closing at 4:45 pm.

Current exhibitions at The Met include:  The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, Search for the Unicorn: An Exhibition in Honor of The Cloisters’ 75th Anniversary, The Civil War and American Art, Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, and more.

Admission to The Met includes same-day admission to both the main building and The Cloisters. Recommended admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $12 students, and free for children under 12. The Met is also a covered attraction for CityPASS, the New York Pass, and the New York Explorer Pass.

Photo credit:  Courtesy of The Met

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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