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.)
292 Reviews Rating: 4.9 4.9 out of 5.0
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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.
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.
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!
Rating: 4
Great way to tour a museum and stay interested!
Thu, Jun 18  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I really enjoyed the tour of the Met. I learned a lot from the Museum Hacks and found the tour MUCH more interesting than wandering a museum and reading the plaques like usual (and feeling bored). Would highly recommend this!
Rating: 5
Engaged Teen
Wed, Jun 17  11:00 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My 13yo doesn't really like museums but the rapid pace and storytelling kept her interested. Then she kept talking about it the rest of the day. The tour was everything I hoped.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended :)
Thu, Jun 11  11:00 AM Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time there. Fun and very instructive. We'll send all our friends, and probably repeat the experience whenever we come back in NYC ;)

Thank you Hack the Museum !
Museum Hack responded:
Great! We can't wait to see you again.
Rating: 5
Great tour of the MET
Tue, Jun 9  11:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
One of my best experiences in NY! The tour focuses on the fun factor and of course only can cover a fraction of the exhibited objects (which are a fraction of the objects that the MET owns) ... but I really loved to be guided to special objects that I never would have found in the overwhelming mass of things to see in the MET. Less quantity leads to more quality ... the things our great tour guides Michelle and Michelle showed us will stay in my brain forever thanks to their brilliant and fast paced storytelling. And if you feel like seeing the rest of the MET, you're free to stroll around for the rest of the day.

A great and fun experience that I definitely recommend!
Museum Hack responded:
Wow! The team was so happy to hear such positive feedback about your experience, thank you so much for this review.
Rating: 5
Great Tour of the MET!
Fri, Jun 5  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Nora and Michelle were incredibly entertaining and knowledgeable of the MET. We would definitely try Museum Hack again.
Rating: 5
Terrific Day at the Museum
Fri, Jun 5  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We booked a tour as part of a mother-daughter weekend in NYC. All four members of our group had a great time. Our tour guides, Nora and Michelle, were terrific. They made everyone feel immediately comfortable and did a great job of engaging all group members in the experience without putting anyone on the spot. They were both quite knowledgable in art, architecture and the history of the Metropolitan. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the Met through a unique lens.
Museum Hack responded:
Wow! The team was so happy to hear such positive feedback about your experience.
Rating: 5
Scandal and fun at the Met
Sat, May 30  2:30 PM Unspecified 20-29 Unspecified Family Without Children
You won't have a better time at an institution like the Met. Do it!
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for your review!
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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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