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.)
332 Reviews Rating: 4.9 4.9 out of 5.0
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Rating: 4
Interesting, fun tour of the Met!
Sun, Oct 4  2:30 PM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Very unique tour of the Met. Fun & fast paced, we enjoyed the behind the scenes details and humor of our guide. A great time!
Museum Hack responded:
We're happy you had a great time during the tour! We strive to make each one as fun and educational as possible. We appreciate the review and we're hoping to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Can't Miss Laughs!!
Sun, Oct 4  2:30 PM Female Unspecified Local Individual
This is an amazing experience! We spent an awesome afternoon exploring unique pieces at The Met that We'd never seen before! Evan Goodman made the tour very fast paced, conversational, funny, and just overall awesome. Sign me up again!
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the great feedback! We're super pleased you learned more about pieces you haven't seen before and enjoyed the fun and fast pace of the tour. Evan is awesome. We'll let him know about your kinds words. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 4
Excellent Way to See The Met!
Sun, Oct 4  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
I have been to the Met several times, but when my 65 year old sister came to visit and had the Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of her top destinations to see, I was overwhelmed with how to show her the vastness of the Met's collection. Enter - Museum Hack!

Evan was our guide. He has an art degree and a knack for sharing his knowledge and his passion with guests. There were only 8 people in our group, which was a perfect size for moving quickly between exhibit areas and getting questions asked/answered. Evan took us on 2 hour whirlwind tour of the Met, seeing places in the museum that I had never seen before. Evan is funny and engaging. We played a couple of low key games and learned trivia Met facts that I will probably never forget. Although no one can begin to see all of the wonders of the Met in 2 hours, it was the perfect amount of time to see what we saw, which was plenty for my sister's first trip. Thank you, Evan and Museum Hack!
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the very awesome feedback! We're so please you and your sister had a grand time during the tour. We aim to make each one as educational and engaging as possible and we're happy you enjoyed it. It was great having you and hoping to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Never go to a museum again without them!
Sat, Oct 3  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I've been on 2 different museum hack tours are they are THE BEST. Especially when visiting the amazing yet daunting Met and Natural History Museum in NYC, don't go alone! It's worth every penny, is fun, incredibly interesting and informative, and not overwhelming or too time consuming. Evan Goodman did a fantastic job and I'd love to take his tour again to learn even more!
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you had a great time during the tour and we appreciate the positive feedback. Evan is awesome! We'll definitely let him know about your kinds words. It was an honor to have you join us and thanks for recommending us!
Rating: 5
Perfect Tour for All Ages!
Sat, Oct 3  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our group consisted of a grandma (me), 3 moms (in their 40's) and 4 teenage girls (aloof, self-absorbed, and all about selfies!). But our tour guide, Kate V., inspired and captivated us all with her high energy approach and introduction to the Met. She gave us history and backstories about the Met itself and the contents displayed therein. None of us wanted the tour to end and wished Kate could have taken us around for the rest of the afternoon. Had previously taken the "hack" tour of the Natural History Museum, which was just as fab. I highly recommend Museum Hack for everyone!
Museum Hack responded:
Thanks for the awesome feedback and we're so pleased everyone enjoyed the tour! It was great you learned a lot and found many of the stories shared interesting. Kate is THE BEST! We'll let her know about your feedback. Thanks for joining us and hoping to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Excellent tour - highly recommend
Sat, Oct 3  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our guide Evan was fabulous. Love the concept of the tour, and Evan kept us entertained and informed throughout the 2 hours. We also 'participated' in the tour and that was great. Totally recommend this!
Museum Hack responded:
We're very pleased you had a great time during the tour! We always aim to make each one as entertaining and educational as possible. Evan is the best. We'll let him know about your feedback. Thanks for recommending our tours and hoping to see you again on future ones!
Rating: 5
Terrific "tasting" of the Met
Fri, Oct 2  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nora was a great guide - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and attentive to the small group (about 9). Will look for Museum Hack tours in the future!
Museum Hack responded:
We're so happy you had a great time during the tour and enjoyed the information and stories our guides shared. It was awesome to have you and we hope to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
Thu, Sep 24  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fun quirky tour of often overlooked works of art. Interesting back stories. Tour guides were great at getting everyone involved.
Museum Hack responded:
We love it when our guests have a great time. Thanks for the great feedback and we're glad you enjoyed the stories. Hoping to see you again on future tours!
Rating: 5
A wonderful time on my fourth Museum Hack tour!
Wed, Sep 23  11:00 AM Male Under 20 Combination Group of Friends
It was my second time on the Met tour, and I was amazed by the amount of new material I was shown. A great experience.
Museum Hack responded:
It was an honor to have you as a guest in the tour. We're happy you had a great experience and learned a lot. Thanks for the positive feedback and feel free to share your experience to friends and family!
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour!
Tue, Sep 22  11:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have a 15 year old boy and 12 year old boy and they both loved the tour. Michelle was awesome!!! Probably more suited to adults and older children, but the tour is so action packed there was something for the younger one to enjoy. A really great introduction to the MET.
Museum Hack responded:
We're glad you and your teenagers had a great time during the tour. We strive to make each one fun and action packed. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again on 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:
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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