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Open Society Foundations Celebrates Girl Power At The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is full of amazing women, and we strive to celebrate them with our Badass Bitches of the Met tour!

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to take a small team from the Open Society Foundations on a private Badass Bitches tour. The Open Society Foundations is an organization that works to bring social change for all citizens and describes its mission as “seeking to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep our government power in check.”

Kate Telling stories
Kate leading a tour.

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How We Designed Two Custom Last-Minute Scavenger Hunts To Bring Some Fun Into Long Days of Meetings

It’s no secret: we love scavenger hunts.

We think they’re an awesome way to highlight cool pieces in the museum while still being a pretty great tool for subtle team building. Our scavenger hunts are super customizable, making them the perfect candidate for an event that’ll check all the boxes on your team building needs and wants list.

This year, we were lucky enough to create two brand-new custom scavenger hunts in two locations we’d never offered tours in before.

Solar City's team gets ready to compete.
Solar City’s team gets ready to compete.

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Teaching Teachers: A San Francisco Storytelling Workshop

We love helping people who don’t really love museums have a great time on a museum tour with us. Our mission is to help our audience feel more comfortable in these amazing spaces by engaging with them. We talk about their interests, tell crazy stories, and entertain them through our sassy, irreverent presentation style with the hope of reinventing their perception of museum spaces. Often, this fresh perspective comes as a surprise to our audience and they want to learn more about our methods. That’s where our storytelling workshops come in!

Earlier this year, a group of teachers wanted to learn about the way we engage our audiences, so they set up a team building tour and storytelling workshop in San Francisco to uncover the secrets we use to turn museum skeptics into museum believers. 

Museum Hack team building tours are great ways for groups of all sizes to gain a fresh perspective on the museum experience.
Museum Hack team building tours are great ways for groups of all sizes to gain a fresh perspective on the museum experience.

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A Unique Bachelorette Party In New York City

We love bachelorette parties in the museum.

A bachelorette party tour with us is a totally unique idea. The experience is classy, sassy, sexy, and one-of-a-kind.

This summer, we had the opportunity to take a lovely group of ten women on a bachelorette party tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most of the women were local, but some flew in from across the country to celebrate the bride-to-be, and we wanted to treat them to an incredible experience at the museum.

A Museum Hack bachelorette party at the Met
A Museum Hack bachelorette party at the Met

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An Awesome NYC Museum Tour For The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Earlier this spring, we had an opportunity to introduce a new group to our favorite museum in the world.

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village is a residential community in Rwanda that provides a home to youth who were orphaned as a result of the country’s 1994 genocide. A few weeks ago, 17 alumni of the ASYV came together to reunite in New York City for the organization’s annual Stand Up & Be Counted gala. The alumni are now college students in the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica, and many had never been to New York City before – let alone the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ASYV staff wanted to treat the alumni to the quintessential New York experience, and that wasn’t complete without a trip to the Met.

Alumni and supporters of the ASYV enjoy their Met tour.
Alumni and supporters of the ASYV enjoy their Met tour.

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How To Plan An Amazing Birthday Party For Kids In A Museum

Planning a kids’ birthday party that can keep a dozen children entertained for a few hours can be tough, but planning a party that will interest a handful of nine-year-olds inside a museum?

It may sound impossible, but it was a Herculean task we were ready and willing to undertake when a father contacted us about arranging a private family tour focused on Greek mythology for his daughter and her friends. The group of children all loved mythology, thanks to the popular Percy Jackson series, and wanted a party worthy of Mount Olympus.

A guide reveals the secret stories behind the art.
A guide reveals the secret stories behind the art.

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Bringing LGBTQ History to Life with Big Gay Met

Our renegade museum tours focus on bringing the hidden stories and juicy secrets of museum collections to life.  This year, we set out to make our tours even more fabulous by bringing a new part of the museum to life: the gay side.

Our Big Gay Met tours are a whirlwind romp through the greatest stories of LGBTQ art history available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We take guests on a journey to discover 6,000 years of queer history that’s been hiding in plain sight.  Along the way, we help audiences reconsider historical and modern points of view of this eclectically fabulous community while celebrating the crazy backstories of the best gay artists in the Met.  Our guests uncover drag queens and lesbian love, pick up 18th century courting tips, and find out why horses are important to queer representation.

Guests pose in front of a rainbow wall during our Big Gay Met tour.

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Our Museum Adventures are Entertaining, Informative Fun!

Museum Hack specializes in renegade tours of major museums across the country.  This isn’t your average museum tour — it’s a high-energy adventure filled with juicy backstories and gossip typically reserved for museum insiders.

Michelle using an iPhone to connect visitors with painting

Things that most visitors pass by come to life through interactive storytelling and fun activities that let our guests be co-creators of their museum experiences.  Whether exploring the secrets of the de Young Museum, the Badass Bitches residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the jaw-dropping dinosaurs of the American Museum of Natural History, guests of all ages have had interactive, insightful fun as our guests.

Check out these recent testimonials from our newest guests, who started 2016 by discovering that museums are full of amazing stories:

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