Cnn Money | Jackie Wattles

Millions of visitors who flock to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art each year may have to start paying a $25 admission fee.
On March 1, the museum said it will begin charging out-of-state visitors. The new rule will affect about one third of the Met’s roughly 7 million annual patrons, the museum said.

Under current rules, visitors pay as much as they please, though the suggested donation price is $25 per person.

But the Met said, only 17% of the people who visited the museum last year paid the full $25. And that percentage has been in a steep decline. Back in 2004, for example, 63% of visitors were willing to fork over the full suggested donation…Read More 

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