Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the Art Institute of Chicago will show you a side of the museum you’ve never seen before! Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through the museum’s hallowed halls with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection of art across the Art Institute’s collection. This is not your grandma’s museum tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $39 per person
Calling all Museum Hack “early adopters”! For a super cheap ticket price, help us get our newest tour guides up to speed -- and get the chance test drive our latest, craziest tour experiences (plus bragging rights about your Museum Hack insider status). In exchange, we just ask for your feedback so we can make these new experiences the best they can be!
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $9 per person
Want to treat a friend, family member or significant other to a Museum Hack tour? Give them a gift certificate! Note: Gift Certificates are only redeemable in the city they are purchased for.
Price: $__ per person
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Host a classy bachelorette party at the museum. Guides are also always happy to take requests ahead of time to guarantee a magical evening for the bride-to-be. Includes fun photos, wine and games.Learn More
What do Google, Facebook, Etsy, KPMG & LEGO have in common? They all did company team building tours with us! Bring your team on an exciting museum tour that includes stories about the art, activities, prizes, wine and more. We can customize the tour to your company values or to match a them, like "technology through time." These tours are designed to promote team engagement, collaboration and communication.Learn More
Thinking about popping THE question? The museum is an elegant backdrop and we've helped dozens of couples find that perfect moment. Your guide will lead you and your SO on a private tour of the museum galleries, with fun stories about love, sex and marriage to help set the mood. We will coordiate with you to find a quiet and private spot for you to make the ask, and after take you to the best spot in the museum for a celebratory glass of wine.Learn More
The "Unhighlights Tour" is popular with most audiences. If you want to go elite, try our VIP or themed tours.
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.
We require children to be 16+ to attend our public tours, and adults to be 21+ for our VIP evening tours. We’re happy to welcome kids of all ages on our private family tours. For more info, email us at [email protected]
We have a maximum of 12 guests per tour guide. You will always be with a small group.
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. We will be using the stairs, however we may be able to plan a route around any accessibility requirements.
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.
Yes, there is a parking at the museums or within 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.
Museum Hack tours take place entirely within the museum, so tours will take place rain or shine.
No, other than certified service dogs, pets are not permitted.