The most valuable piece of information one needs when visiting The Metropolitan Museum Of Art is that admission is suggested. It’s advised visitors pay $25 per person, but not required. When you buy your tickets at the counter, the amount you pay is up to you. I love this because it allows anyone, no matter their budget, to visit this amazing museum. It’s certainly work the suggested admission, but pay what you can give. The most important thing is to GO.
The museum is stroller-friendly (enter via the accessible entrance on 81st street). Oversized strollers aren’t allowed, but we brought our pretty large one with no issues. You can take pictures throughout the museum, but the use of flash is prohibited. Visitors can even bring their own water bottles.
It takes more than a day to see everything here. There’s so much. If I had to narrow down exhibits of interest, I’d choose to visit Medieval Art, Arms and Armor, and Egyptian Art, with a quick pass through The American Wing. You can then grab lunch here, and take a quick stroll through the rooms. Then, I’d head up to the 19th and 20th Century European Paintings & Sculptures.
If you still have time, the Asian art galleries are fabulous, and be sure to stop by the Astor Chinese Garden Court if you’re around there.