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.)
372 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Last 6 months 70 194 1 = 193 99% 4.9
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372 Reviews
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Rating: 5
Informative and fun
Mon, Feb 1  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Local Individual
Kevin and Jen were very knowledgable and made the tour fun by adding a little competition. They also shared information about donors and pieces we would not have known otherwise. They know there way around the museum which allowed us to see different collections within a reasonable amount of time.
Rating: 5
Mon, Feb 1  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Local Individual
KEVIN & JENN showed me an awesome time at the Met. I was a little worried that going by myself on the tour might be a little awkward as every one else showed up in groups and couples, but the concerns melted away right at the start. It was easy to talk to them both throughout the tour and was easy to interact with and get to know my fellow tour takers through games and fun group discussions. Every one had a good time. I love history and little known/secret trivia and this tour struck all the right chords for me. I highly recommend it to any one
Rating: 5
Wed, Jan 27  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
It was a great tour! I saw areas of the Met that I have never seen. They were great tour guides, and I really had a good time.
Rating: 4
Knowledgeable & Informative
Sun, Jan 17  2:30 PM Male 20-29 Combination Individual
Not the biggest fan of the Met but this was truly a great experience. Our guide had us interact with each other through little games/ice breakers. It was pretty great! Not to mention I didn't have a hard time catching up with the group due to my tardiness (thanks Zak!)

Overall great tour!
Museum Hack responded:
Yay! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We have already shared your review with Zak and the rest of the team. We are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience! The little games are really fun to do since it's a great way to interact with others.

We sincerely appreciate your feedback as we use this information to improve our tours every single day. Thank you again for your review!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jan 17  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Worth every penny. My 15 year old daughter and I both loved the tour. Our tour guides Bex and Michelle were funny, smart, creative, interesting, and all around wonderful!
Museum Hack responded:
Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to write us about your experience. We're very glad to hear that you and your daughter both loved the tour! It feels good to hear that you found Bex and Michelle fun and entertaining! Thank you again for your review. We really hope to see you and your daughter again in one of the tours! Til our next Museum Hack adventure!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 16  2:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Usually I am wandering aimlessly in museums, not really sure of what I'm looking at or tired of reading the tiny cards next to the exhibits. This is NOT the case with Museum Hack! Zak and Zak were AMAZING tour guides who were not only funny and knowledgeable about what they were teaching but you could feel their PASSION. Their enthusiasm and fun-natured personalities made this the most memorable tour I've ever had. Many kudos!
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the Met with our funny and informative Zaks. Other than their knowledge, we believe that their passion makes them amazing at what they do! Thank you again for your review and thank you so much for being a part of our adventure. We really hope that this will be the first of the many tours we will share!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jan 12  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour.
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you so much for your feedback, it means a lot to us! We're very glad to hear from you and we hope to see you again very soon!
Rating: 5
Super fun family day
Sat, Jan 9  2:30 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Museum hack makes museums memorable and fun. I've been to museums all around the world and while it is always fun to see beautiful works of art and create your own impressions, MH brought to life the MET in a way that made me want to go back again and see what other treasures could be discovered.
Museum Hack responded:
High five! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We have already shared this with the rest of the team. We are very happy to hear that Michelle was able to give life to the Met. She's a very robust speaker and a very passionate guide so it's almost impossible to have a bad time when she guides the tour. Thank you again for your review. The Met is colossal and there are many parts to be seen, we really hope to explore the Met with you once more very soon. 'Til our next Museum Hack adventure!
Rating: 4
Fabulous tour!
Sat, Jan 2  2:30 PM Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Overall, I had a great time at the Museum Hack Met Un-Highlights tour. Harry was incredibly knowledgable about different artifacts in the museum and left us with several fun facts to take home. He got us to explore the museum in a hands on way with fun activities such as taking a Polaroid with a statue. I was slightly disappointed that the tour did not take us to the European art section and I wish that he would have included that in the tour. When he heard I wanted to see that section, he offered to take my party up to it after the tour ended. This was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!
Museum Hack responded:
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We have already shared this with Harry and the rest of the team. You're right, Harry is incredibly knowledgeable and he just loves sharing mind-blowing facts to our guests. Taking a Polaroid picture and imitating the statue is also super fun!

We really value your feedback, would you be willing to talk to us about other ways we could improve further? Email us at (we are real people, and we’d love it if you shared your thoughts!)
Rating: 5
Museum - Ethan - Hack Rocks!
Sat, Jan 2  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was the best museum experience that I ever had!

Thanks Ethan! You're awesome!
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We have already shared this with Ethan. We agree, Ethan is awesome! We're flattered to know that our guide was able to give you the "best museum experience" you've ever had! We really hope to see you again for another adventure! Thank you again for taking the time to tell us about your experience.
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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 1-800-778-5531 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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