Museum Hack Met Un-Highlights Tour

Museum Hack

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Description

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.)
314 Reviews Rating: 4.9 4.9 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sun, Aug 30  11:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
 
Bex was awesome! A great tour and so much new and insider information about the MET even for someone who has been multiple times. Great tour!!
 
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you had a great time and learned a lot during the tour even if you visited it a number of times already. Bex is the best. We'll let her know about your feedback. Thanks for the positive rating and feel free to share your experience with friends and family!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Aug 29  2:30 PM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
 
Excellent experience (coming from someone who usually doesn't like art museums). Bex was very entusiastic and entertaining, and the stories she told about the exhibits were great to hear. The only (small) suggestion I have - the tour took place on a crowded Saturday afternoon, and I almost lost the group while walking between the exhibits (especially at the start). it's probably better to walk a bit slower in the crowded areas and make sure everyone is following.
 
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the great feedback! We're sorry to hear you almost lost the group and we'll let our tour guides know about this. Nevertheless, we're pleased to know you had a great time! Bex is the best. We'll let her know about your kind words. Thanks for the positive rating and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
The best museum experience ever
Sun, Aug 23  2:30 PM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
 
the guide was great, the mix of the exhibits was pefect and enough facts

with humour to keep the interest up. the 2 hrs just flew by!

thanks for a great afternoon!
 
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you're had a grand time and learned a lot during the tour. Bex is awesome. We'll, for sure, let her know about what you said. Thanks for the feedback and hope to see you again on other future tours!
Rating: 5
A Different way to experience the MET
Sat, Aug 22  2:30 PM Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
 
I was going into the city to visit the Met. Usually I take the tour given by the Met. While searching on line for an in house museum tour, I discovered the Hacker event, which was available for that very afternoon. I arrived at 2:30 pm and our intimate group of 8 people proceeded to tour the museum with our extremely knowledgeable guide Evan. His knowledge and passion for museums and art history was contagious. The tour was filled with interesting facts and little known stories about the art and artists So happy I found it
 
Museum Hack responded:
We're very glad to know you had a fun time and learned a lot during the tour. Evan is one of our most knowledgeable guides and he aims to make each tour special. We'll let him know about your positive feedback. Thanks for the rating and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
A fantastic your!
Fri, Aug 21  11:00 AM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Our guide was Nora and she was amazing. Knowledgable and very fun, she showed us work that we never could have appreciated without her historical references and insight. I can't wait to come back to NYC to do another tour with Museum Hacks!
 
Museum Hack responded:
We're pleased to know you had a great time and learned a lot during the tour. Nora is the best! We'll let her know about your kind words. Thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Interactive, fun, and a great survey of the met
Sun, Aug 16  2:30 PM Male 30-39 Local Other
 
These guys are great! They have the right mix of humor, interactions, and history that makes the experience well worth it. Even though I have been to the met before, some of the insights they shared were new and not something I would have otherwise picked up. Highly recommend, even if you are a local
 
 
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you enjoyed the tour and learned a lot more about the Met. We aim to make each one special. Thanks for the awesome review and for recommending us!
Rating: 5
A great mix of history and art!
Sun, Aug 16  2:30 PM Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
 
We have been to the Met many times and it felt like we were discovering it for the first time! Evan and Kevin did a great job sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for one of the world's greatest museums! We will definitely be back for the Met After Hours tour.
 
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the great feedback. We're happy to know you enjoyed the tour and felt like you were discovering the Met for the first time even if you've been there a couple of times. Kevin and Evan are awesome tour guides. We'll surely let them know about your kind words. Thank you for the rating and we hope to see you again on the Met After Hours tour.
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Fri, Aug 14  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Evan was wonderful. Can't wait to do it again!
 
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the positive review and we're glad to know you had fun. Evan is great. We'll let him know about what you said. We hope to see you again on one of the tours!
Rating: 5
Fun time in the Met
Thu, Aug 13  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Kept it interesting with her interactive games. Hats off to Bexx
 
Museum Hack responded:
We love it when our guests have a great time. Bex is awesome. We'll let her know about your kind works. Thanks for the positive review and we look forward seeing you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Wonderful, Entertaining, Unique Tour at the MET
Sun, Aug 9  2:30 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
Wow this has to have been one of the best tours I have been on (and I have been on quite a few across the globe). What makes Museum Hack stand out above the rest is the quality and talent of their tour guides. They are intelligent, knowledgeable, engaging, witty, and make the tours an absolute blast (even for those who are not typically interested in museums)!

Bex and Sharang were my tour guides and they were awesome. I had met Bex the previous day when she was giving one of her tours. Her unbridled enthusiasm and wit coupled with the interesting information she was explaining captivated my attention and I found myself moving closer to the tour group so I could listen. I had never heard of Museum Hack before and she gave me her card and said they were doing another tour the following day.

Thus, I signed up for the next tour and was not at all disappointed. I was running a bit late and they were very accommodating. One of the tour guides, Sharang, waited for me at the museum entrance. He was very friendly and took me to join the rest of the group. Hence, the fun started and we toured various exhibits throughout the museum.

The tour was very interactive with the tour guides engaging all members of the group. We played various games throughout the tour that the guides had created which made the experience even more fun. One of the most fascinating characteristics of the tour is that you learn about different aspects of the museum that you don't find in a book or on any descriptions of the museum/ its exhibits. Needless to say, I came back from the tour feeling intellectually and culturally enriched, and the best part about it was that I had a blast doing it.

I would recommend Museum Hack to anyone looking to learn and have fun. My tour guides (Bex and Sharang) were awesome and I am glad that I had the opportunity to do one of their tours!!
 
Museum Hack responded:
Thank you for the awesome and detailed feedback! We really appreciate it. Bex and Sharang are great tour guides. We'll let them know about your positive words. We're glad you had fun, learned a lot, and felt more intellectually and culturally enriched during the tour. Thank you very much for recommending us and we would love to see you again on other future tours!
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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: http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/hours-and-admission.
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.

Policies

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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