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.)
299 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Rating: 4
Overall a fun time
Sat, Jul 25  2:30 PM Male 50-59 Local Individual
The tour was pretty much what I expected as described on the website and recommended by a friend who did the tour last fall. The tour touched on several different art styles which was fun and interesting. The guide took suggestions from the group on what to look at which I appreciated. However, I would recommend less talk on the history/ownership of the Met and focus completely on works of art. Overall, it was a fun thing to do and I would recommend the tour.
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you so much for the feedback and we'll make sure to discuss your recommendation with the team so we can improve our service. We're still glad you had fun and thank you for recommending us.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 19  2:30 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Very engaged, embodied the artistic process and lots of laughs. Very good story telling with great provocations
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We're happy you found the tour engaging and enjoyed the stories our guide shared. We hope to see you again on future tours and it would be awesome if you can share your experience with friends and family.
Rating: 5
2nd visit, still so much fun!
Sun, Jul 19  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I hav enow done both the VIP evening tour and the regular Hack the Met tour. It was so much fun both times! I highly recommend the tour for a way to see the Met differently.
Museum Hack responded:
We think the Met is the best museum in the world! We're glad you're able to do both the regular and VIP tours. Your should also try out our tours at the National Gallery or Art or Museum of Natural History. They're as awesome as the ones we do at the Met. Thank you for the positive review and for recommending us!
Rating: 5
Great for those that generally aren't musuem ppl
Sat, Jul 11  11:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
This is a funny and on point tour to do if you aren't one for art museums. They take you to the best pieces, ones with quirky facts and it's quite fast paced although you never feel rushed. Our tour guide was very passionate, knowledgable and funny. I really enjoyed this tour as it made the museum bearable for someone who isn't into art museums. The tour goes for a few hours and is well worth the time. I was running late and zerve were excellent about it making sure someone was there to greet me and link me up with my tour group.
Rating: 5
Fun activity and learned a lot!
Sun, Jul 5  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Fun tour! Evan was great!
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the review and we're glad you had fun! Evan is AWESOME. We'll surely let him know about your feedback. It was great to have you on the tour and we hope to see you again on future ones!
Rating: 5
Amazing loved it learned a lot and was fun
Sun, Jul 5  11:00 AM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
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Rating: 5
Not your boring Museum tour!!
Fri, Jul 3  2:30 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Found this on Tripadvisor.... and worthy of all the great reviews.

Zerve staff extremely helpfuldurning the booking of the tickets... credit card safe and secure.

A very educational tour made our visit to The Met the most fun tour we have had in years! We saw art through the eye of the artists with all their innuendoes explained to us by our guide Michelle.
Museum Hack responded:
It's good to know you had a lot fun during the Met tour! Michelle is one of our awesome tour guides who's extremely good with sharing the untold stories behind the pieces. We'll definitely let her know about your positive feedback. Thank you choosing us to explore the Met with you and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
The most engaging museum tour we've ever had
Sun, Jun 21  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I are "museum people" and heard about Museum Hack at a free event at the Sackler Museum in Washngton, DC. The Hack guide at the Sackler was so good that we decided to book the Met Unhighlights tour for our next visit to NYC. We were so happy we did! We've been to the Metropolitan before many times, but we never really spent any time looking or learning about the pieces that Evan brought to life on the tour. He was engaging, very knowledgable about the artwork, and the juicy stories behind much of the collection...and the building itself. The 2 hours went by quickly and I would totally recommend this tour to friends and family. We are looking forward to taking the National Gallery of Art tour in DC.
Museum Hack responded:
We're pleased to know that the tour made you appreciate more the Met and what it has to offer. It's our favorite museum in the world! Evan is one of our fun and engaging tour guides. We'll definitely let him know about your awesome review. We're glad to make your NYC visit more enjoyable and looking forward to seeing you on the National Gallery of Art tour in DC!
Rating: 5
Interesting and fun -- a fantastic tour
Sat, Jun 20  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family of five -- two adults and three children ages 8, 10, and 12 -- absolutely loved our tour with Evan. It was fun and interesting, and we had a great time. For some of us it was our first time at the Met, others in our group have visited many times. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to have a great time learning about all the Met had to offer.
Museum Hack responded:
We're happy to know your family had a fun filled experience! Evan is an awesome tour guide! We'll let him know about the kind words you've shared. Thank you for recommending us and we appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward seeing you again on the next tour!
Rating: 5
Thu, Jun 18  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I took a group of my coworkers for a work-bonding activity. Our tour guide, Michelle, was personable, knowledgeable and relatable. She customized the tour to our interests and told engaging and interesting stories about the pieces she highlighted. The 2 hours flew by and it was so much fun. Highly recommend!
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you had a great time and found the tour very informative. We aim to make each one unique. Michelle is one of our best tour guides and we'll let her know about your feedback. We appreciate the positive review and looking forward seeing you on the next tour!
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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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