Met Museum Express Tour: See the best of the Met in just 2 hours. Our highlights tour is the perfect solution for visitors with just a short time in NYC or for those visiting the Met with kids. Our Highlights of the Met tours showcase the best of the museum collection – from Van Gogh to Monet, ancient Egyptian temples to carved poles all the way from the Pacific Islands. Plus a special visit to the Met’s incredible rooftop garden! Traveling in small groups of only 15 people or fewer, our passage around the Met will be peaceful and unobtrusive. You’ll find it easy to interact with our expert tour guides and with pre-reserved tickets, you don’t have to worry about a thing!
Meeting/pick-up point: Main lobby of Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Start/opening time: Sunday, Monday, Thursday at approximately 10:45am and Friday, Saturday at approximately 3pm.
Others: The Rooftop garden is only accessible for the months of May through October. Non-flash photography is allowed. However, Flash Photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited. All of pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast mayority of the time. However, the MET occasionally allows certain workes to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions. The MET also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion will substitute another piece of important value.