The most valuable piece of information one needs when visiting The Met is that admission is suggested. Right now it’s listed at $25 per person. However, 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 the budget, to visit this amazing museum.
The museum is stroller-friendly (just enter via the accessible entrance). Oversized strollers aren’t allowed, but we brought our pretty large one with no issues. You can take still pictures throughout the museum, but the use of flash is prohibited, and you can even bring your own water bottles.
You can spend an entire day exploring, and that’s without really spending time seeing everything. There’s just so much here! 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 around The American Wing (you can 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 don’t miss the Astor Chinese Garden Court!