Our History

On a starlit evening in 2013, Nick Gray went on a date to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That night Nick fell in love... with the museum. Over the next few weeks, the would-be founder hosted renegade tours for his friends; the media called it "the best damn museum tour money can’t buy" and after 5 years of magic we now run 30+ weekly tours and consult for museums around the world. Every day we're hustlin' because y'all need to know what Nick learned on that first date: that museums are f***ing awesome!

Our founder, Nick, leading an early museum tour.

Our Mission

Museum Hack exists to reimagine and inspire new adult museum experiences around the world. If you are a museum hater or even museum apathetic then prepare for mind = blown, because we are going to show you these institutions are not just pretty damn cool, but are also the social and cultural amplifiner on your brief-yet-meaningful-existence. In recent decades, museums are the under-dogs, and like Hamilton, the Mighty Ducks and NYC rent, they are going to rise up. We see a future where museums are the fulcrum of strong communities, and we're singing them praises every single day. Come rap with us.

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A group of people on tour.

About You

You seek unique experiences and are happy to pay for stuff that aligns with your values. You like smart humor, getting dressed up every now and then and making new friends. You are also "millennial minded", which means you probably played Pogs™ for one glorious summer in the early 90s. If you're a boomer who would agree not all new music is bad, or a cool grandma then you will probably like our tours too. However, if you’re a hatchling that has never actually held a floppy disk then you aren’t allowed on tour bc we swear and talk about naughty bits #yeet. For everyone else, you are going to have a great time. Like eating an entire pint of coconut chocolate chunk or helping your parents waste a little less electricity, Museum Hack just feels good.

Renegade Tours

We are known for operating renegade tours of the world's best museums. Every tour is small group, VIP, fast-paced, story-based and includes social elements, actions that give you new perspective on the galleries (and life) and sometimes wine. Your tour is crafted by the individual guide, and built from the ground up for what you're feeling, including: "girls just wanna have fun", "I need a great date idea" and "our group needs to bond hard." See all current tours below.

Museum Consulting

We joined the museum world as outsiders. We come from tech, theatre, law, business, academia and other non-museum fields. As we started leading tours, we didn't know "the right way to do it", just that we wanted to create the best possible museum experience for our guests. After thousands of tours, investing millions of dollars of our own money, and 5+ years of refinement, the result is museum tours and operations that are proven to substantially attract and engage audiences. Now, we've standardized our methods and built out frameworks that we teach to museums around the world. You don't have to create a Museum Hack style tour, because we will give you the tools and expertise to create a new experience from the ground up that matches your museum, mission and values.

Our Team

Tasia Duske, CEO

Tasia is top-boss at Museum Hack and oversees all operations. She is a fierce advocate for women in leadership, joyful management and practicing your warrior 1 on the F train. Tasia's early career was in clinical psychology, and when she realized that companies need warm love and support too, she moved to "organization therapy." Step 1 was building company culture and team satifaction at Marriot, and then Tasia joined Museum Hack as staff manager, then chief of staff and now super boss CEO.

Tasia Duske, CEO of Museum Hack

Guides & Operations

Museum Hack is made up of renegade tour guides who are star entertainers, performers, academics and nerds, plus a whiz-bang team of marketing, sales and operations professionals. From A-Adrian to Z-Zak, investigate the MH family tree below.

Ali Ciuffini

Tour Guide

    Ally LaBriola

    Media Relations

      Anna Bianco

      NYC City Lead + Guide

        Baxter Gaston

        LA City Lead + Tour Guide

          Ben Blackman

          Tour Guide

            Meet Bex Odorisio

            Bex Odorisio

            Tour Guide

              Brooke Friday

              Tour Guide

                Bryce Weinert

                Operations Manager

                  Carly Hill

                  Marketing Manager

                    Caroline Wolfson

                    DC City Lead + Tour Guide

                      Casi Richie

                      Client Advisor

                        Colin Hanson

                        Chicago Lead + Guide

                          Meet Dustin Growick

                          Dustin Growick

                          Senior Creative Consultant

                            Elizabeth Urbanczyk

                            Tour Guide

                              Emily Hoff

                              Tour Guide

                                Erich Brubaker

                                Tour Guide

                                  Frank Hartley

                                  Tour Guide

                                    Meet Harry Einhorn

                                    Harry Einhorn

                                    Tour Guide

                                      Jackie Madejski

                                      Tour Guide

                                        Jessamyn Fitzpatrick

                                        Tour Guide

                                          Jim Deeth

                                          Tour Guide

                                            Julian Vercoutere

                                            SF City Lead + Tour Guide

                                              Kate Villa

                                              Tour Guide

                                                Meet Kelly Reidy

                                                Kelly Reidy

                                                Tour Guide

                                                  Kevin Hurley

                                                  Tour Guide

                                                    Kevin Townley

                                                    Tour Guide

                                                      Kiernan McGowan

                                                      Tour Guide

                                                        Kristina Geddes

                                                        Tour Guide

                                                          Kylie Holloway

                                                          Tour Guide

                                                            Meet Lia Tamborra

                                                            Lia Tamborra

                                                            Tour Guide

                                                              Lindsay Head

                                                              Tour Guide

                                                                Marielle Howell

                                                                Sales Manager

                                                                  Mark Campbell

                                                                  Tour Guide

                                                                    Michael Alexis

                                                                    Business Development

                                                                      Molly Clements

                                                                      Tour Guide

                                                                        Monisha Dadlani

                                                                        Tour Guide

                                                                          Meet Nick Gray

                                                                          Nick Gray

                                                                          Founder & Owner

                                                                            Phil Wong

                                                                            Tour Guide

                                                                              Rebekah Clark Moody

                                                                              Internal Ops Specialist

                                                                                Sam Warnke

                                                                                Internal Ops Specialist

                                                                                  Sara Turner

                                                                                  Tour Guide

                                                                                    Sarah McEneaney

                                                                                    Tour Guide

                                                                                      Scott Johnson

                                                                                      Tour Guide

                                                                                        Tasia Duske

                                                                                        CEO

                                                                                          Taylor Gmahling

                                                                                          Marketing Associate

                                                                                            Zak Martellucci

                                                                                            Sr. Creative Consultant + Guide