Museum Hack Met Un-Highlights Tour

Museum Hack

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Museum Hack offers a highly interactive, subversive, fun, non-traditional museum tour.

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is a massive, venerable cultural institution. We realize that even the most seasoned art experts take longer than a few hours to digest all that lies within the Met's hallowed walls, and we don't claim to show you everything. What we offer is a fun, group-oriented tour experience certain to keep you entertained and teach you a bit along the way.

On a 2 hour Museum Hack tour, you should expect:
  • Group participation
  • Exciting history
  • A fast pace
  • Fun photos
  • 100% Satisfaction
We strive to offer a brand new view of the Met, one that you wouldn't get by simply visiting the museum on your own. Listen to what a couple of our past attendees have had to say:

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your tour. It did what all great education does, it made me think differently. No longer is the MET, or any other museum, just a building that houses interesting things. Now it's a work unto itself and one that I plan on appreciating more often thanks to your introduction. Thank you for allowing me the absolute pleasure of joining you for a glimpse into the beauty of the MET."
- Scott of Scott's Pizza Tours

"Thanks a ton for last week's tour. I had a seriously fun time. People like you and projects like your art tour are what make me excited and happy to live in NYC."
- Dan Rollman, Co-Founder and CEO, RecordSetter World Records

For a fun, new look at the Met, take a tour with Museum Hack!

Meeting Location

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
349 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Great tour, better tour guides! Can we go again?!
Sat, Nov 14  11:00 AM Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We heard about Museum Hack through a few friends that had previously been on the tour, and were honestly a tad skeptical that our tour would live up to the high expectations. However, Michelle and Evan were amazing tour guides, keeping the experience equal parts engaging, informational, and entertaining. They complemented each other so well and easily exceeded our expectations. Thanks for the great experience, we'd recommend this to anybody - whether it be a couple, a group of friends, or even a family.
Rating: 5
Brilliant way to see some highlights of the Met!
Fri, Nov 13  11:00 AM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Having not visited the Met before, this was a great first introduction. Our guide, Evan, was genuinely enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The tour helped us to digest a small section of what is a huge space and could easily be very confusing and daunting.
Rating: 5
It it was great fun
Fri, Nov 13  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Rating: 3
To superficially, to expensive for what I got
Thu, Nov 12  11:00 AM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Please read above. The guide was kind, positive and enthusiastic in his way but as mentioned to much superficial information. No depth at all which I find important at least for some choosen objects.
Rating: 5
Delightful and Insightful
Wed, Nov 11  11:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Nora gave a stellar performance last Wednesday! Her obvious love for the museum and collection was expertly communicated through interesting stories and entertaining tidbits of a variety of works. I highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
A Whole New Take on the Met
Sat, Nov 7  2:30 PM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Met can be intimidating.... but not on this tour! Fun, informative rollick through some of the Met's top hits and more interesting areas. Brought my 12 year old son who enjoyed it is well, and he is not normally a museum lover. Tour leaders were well informed and clearly engaged. Highly recommend.
Museum Hack responded:
First of all, we would like to thank you for this amazing review. Knowing that your 12-year-old, who doesn't like museums, enjoyed our tour is kind of a big deal to us. We feel special! We hope to see you and your awesome son again. We'll be sure to forward your feedback to your guide and the rest of the team.
Rating: 5
Great Way to Experience the Met!
Thu, Nov 5  11:00 AM Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
My friend and I took a Museum Hack tour through the Met yesterday and not only was it fun – I learned a few things! With Michelle as our guide we saw a good cross section of the museum in the 2 hours we were with her. Every masterpiece – and its artist -has a story and Michelle shared some of the more amusing, sassy and eyebrow lifting ones with us. It makes the art so very memorable. There was not a dull or dry moment – Michelle kept it interesting and fun throughout. Great way for both tourists and locals to see the Met.
Museum Hack responded:
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! I'll be sure to forward this to Michelle and the rest of the team. Our team works hard to find interesting and uncommon facts and stories for every masterpiece at the Met. We're glad to know that you and your friend really enjoyed the whole tour. We hope to see you guys again!
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Tue, Oct 27  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
My tour with Bex was wonderful! She got us laughing and comfortable right from the get go. I can't imagine trying to take on The Met without some sort of fun guide like this.
Museum Hack responded:
Bex rocks the museum-storytelling world! Thank you for writing us this simply great review. We are pumped that you had a 5-star tour!
Rating: 5
Femme fatale
Tue, Oct 27  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our group consisted of six women. I was expecting an overly rehearsed, canned humor type of tour but I was pleasantly surprised. Our tour guide, Bex was an intelligent, lively and very well prepared guide. She had done her research and brought life to much of the art that you might easily pass by without ever knowing the juicy stories behind them. Not only did I learn a great deal, I really had fun, laugh out loud fun. Thanks for that!
Museum Hack responded:
Women of the Met unite! We are so happy that you ladies loved your tour with Bex. We will be sure to share this review with her. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we are really glad the museum came to life through the stories and you had a great time.
Rating: 2
You can try to be funny that it is no longer funny
Mon, Oct 26  11:00 AM Unspecified Under 20 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
One of The guided was laufing al The time with his own jokes
Museum Hack responded:
Just to start: thank you for taking the time to write us a review, your feedback is really important to us. We are really sorry that you didn't love the tour, and would like to give you a full refund. Please send us an email at, and we will get this sorted right away. We do our best to have a good time on the tours (laughing and joking included!) but it seems like it didn't really hit the mark in this situation. Thanks again for letting us know!
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day. You can buy your tickets either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Are there any age limits? Can we bring our kids?
We do not have an official age limit, and kids are welcome to attend. However, keep in mind that the tour's content is built to appeal generally to those ages 15 and older, so parents should use their own discretion when deciding whether or not to bring their children. There is no reduced rate for children.
How much walking or standing will there be? Are there stairs?
The Met is a 4-story structure and we will be on our feet for the majority of the 2-hour tour. Guests will have the opportunity to sit down at a few points on the tour, but we will be using the stairs.
Is the Met wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Met is wheelchair accessible. We have no issue whatsoever accommodating wheelchair users on our tours.
Do you allow photography?
Yes! We welcome our guests to take photos during the tour. Be mindful that the Met prohibits flash photography, however, so photographs must be taken without flash.
Are refreshments available for purchase?
Yes, drinks and snacks are available for purchase inside the Met at one of its various cafes. Keep in mind, however, that outside food is strictly prohibited within the museum but bottled water is OK.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you dress comfortably and wear shoes for walking as you will be on your feet for the majority of the tour.
Can I bring a bag/backpack or store my luggage?
The Met has very strict policies regarding bags and luggage. All backpacks and packages must be checked at the coat-check facility. Large, over sized backpacks, luggage, and carry-on bags can not be brought inside or checked at coat-check, so be sure to leave these at home! We recommend traveling lite to avoid waiting on lines at coat-check!
Is parking available?
Yes, there is a parking garage within the Met as well as a number of garages in the area. Keep in mind that daily parking rates do apply, and you should leave yourself extra time to arrive at the meeting location punctually after parking.
Is admission to the Met included in the ticket price?
Your ticket price includes tour admission and admission to the Met.
What about bad weather?
Museum Hack tours take place entirely within the Metropolitan Museum, so tours will take place rain or shine.
When is the best time to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
For our Un-highlights tours, we highly suggest the earliest option available (usually 10:15am). This is the time when the Museum is the least crowded and your guide can move you quickly through the space.
Is the Met open all year round?
While Museum Hack tours are not offered every day, the Met is open 7 days a week throughout the year. It does close on some holidays, including Thanksgiving Day and others. You can check out their hours here:
Is there a gift shop at the Met?
Yes, the Met has gift shops scattered throughout its various floors and levels. While we will not have time to visit them during the tour, we absolutely encourage you to visit them afterwards. Your guide will be happy to direct you to one of the gift shops after the tour.
Are pets allowed on the tour?
No, other than certified service dogs, pets are not permitted.
Do you sell tour gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available and make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for this activity, please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
How is my gift certificate delivered? Can I print it out now and give it to the recipient myself?
Yes, you can! When you purchase your gift certificate online, you will be presented immediately with your gift certificate so that you can print it out and deliver it. If you buy it over the phone, a link to your gift certificate will be emailed to you as soon as your purchase is completed.
What if I want the gift certificate emailed to the recipient instead?
That's no problem, either! When you purchase your gift certificate, just select the option to have the certificate emailed directly to the recipient and provide their email address. You'll even be able to decide whether you want the email sent immediately or if you'd prefer to schedule it to be emailed on a future date. (For instance, if you want to buy it today so you don't forget, but you don't want it emailed to the recipient until their special day!)
Do you offer private or group tours?
Yes, private group tours are available. Group tour hours and fees vary from our regular schedule. Please call (917) 773-8366 to schedule a private tour for your group.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Other Policies

Tour is seriously not advised for children under 12
You should book a private family tour with us instead so we can better tailor the tour -- including no swearing or avoiding sexual content. While children are allowed to come along on this public tour, the content is geared towards adults and adult themes. Bringing a child is ultimately up to the discretion of the parents.
We post cool pictures on Facebook!
Your Museum Hack guide may photograph you and put the pictures on our Facebook, Twitter, or blog. If you do not want to be photographed, let us know and we are happy to keep the pictures private. By purchasing your ticket, you are releasing Museum Hack from any liability for photographing you in conjunction with the tour, and from using your likeness in all media for all purposes in perpetuity.

Museum Hack

Join Museum Hack for a Met Adventure tour to turn one of New York's most spectacular cultural institutions into a totally unique experience for you and your friends or family. We will guide you through the 2.3 million square feet and 270,000 works of art to show you the very best and most intriguing that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has on display.

This is not your average art history lecture. Seamlessly woven into the experience are team building exercises that foster a creative and supportive environment, build a sense of togetherness, and help improve critical thinking and presentation skills...all within the hallowed walls of New York's greatest cultural institution.
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