Free Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Federal Employees

The Met to Offer Federal Employees Free Admission During Government Shutdown

The following is a press release issued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, January 18, 2019.

(New York, January 18, 2019)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art will offer free admission to all federal employees and one guest each for the duration of the federal government shutdown. Visitors may redeem admission by presenting a federal government ID at any of the three locations (The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters). The offer begins tomorrow, Saturday, January 19.

Exhibitions on view at The Met Fifth Avenue include: Jewelry: The Body Transformed (through February 24, 2019), Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection (though October 6, 2019), and In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met (through October 4, 2020). At The Met Breuer, Julio Le Parc 1959 is on view through February 24, 2019. For the complete list of exhibitions, please refer to The Met’s website.

Featured programs this weekend include a School Break Program on Monday, January 21, from 1–4 p.m., where families with children ages 3–11 can create their own works of art at The Met; and every day, Museum Highlights tours are offered in 11 languages throughout Museum hours (check the complete list of guided tour on The Met’s website).

The Met’s general admissions policy offers pay-as-you-wish admission for residents of New York State and students from New Jersey and Connecticut. Admissions for other visitors is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students. All children under 12 receive complimentary admission. Admission tickets include exhibitions as well as same-day entry to all three Met locations.

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.