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.

Adrian Wittenberg

LA City Lead + Guide

    Ali Ciuffini

    Tour Guide

      Ally LaBriola

      Media Relations

        Anna Bianco

        Tour 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