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Wednesday and Thursday mornings are the best option to visit the museum without crowds.
As a rule, there are less visitors in the morning than in the afternoon.
Saturday is the busiest day of the week.
During school holidays and public holidays the visitors’ number doubles!
February and September are the least crowded months.
The least crowded parts of the Museum
Certain parts of the museum are less known and don’t see crowds even during the busiest hours:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
The Robert Lehman Collection
All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. Avoid waiting in long lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home.
Water in plastic bottles may be brought into the Museum.
Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum.
Only pencils may be used in the galleries; the use of pens and markers is prohibited.
There’s a parking lot available at the museum: check here for rates and other details.
Seniors (65 and older): $17
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult): Free
Photo credits to Nick Gray via Flickr
Photo credits to Phil Roeder via Flickr