Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the de Young Fine Arts Museum will show you a side of the de Young you’ve never seen before! Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through this state-of-the-art facility with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection of art across the de Young’s collection. This is not your grandma’s museum tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $49 per person
Do you love long lectures on the important brushstrokes of the great masters? Rumination on the depth of color used in the 19th century? NEITHER DO WE.
Get ready to experience the de Young Fine Arts Museum like a real VIP! During this unconventional museum adventure, our fabulous tour guides will show you and your fellow VIP guests the behind-the-scenes, scandalous secrets, backstories, and hidden nooks and crannies of one of the greatest museums on Earth! Get ready to get weird. Did we mention there’s wine?
Duration: 1 hour 45 mins
Price: $59 per person
VALAR DOHAERIS, NERDS.
Have you read 'Game of Thrones' so many times that you broke the book's spine? Does your loved one keep saying "The night is dark and full of terrors" and you just don't get it? Did you not read past 'Game of Thrones' because you got immediately suspicious that we don't know the difference between 'Game of Thrones' and 'A Song of Ice and Fire'?
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.
Our 1.5 hour 'Game of Thrones' tour of the de Young Fine Arts Museum is for enthusiasts and dabblers alike. We've mined the museum for George RR Martin's real-life inspiration and chose the examples most likely to knock a wildling's boots off. Along the way your wits, courage, and dexterity will be tested in a battle for the Iron Throne... or at least a prize worth dancing with the Drowned God for.
Tour is for ages 16+, seriously. No one under 16 will be admitted. Email [email protected] for info on our private tours.
"Great tour! I'd give my sword hand for another ticket!" - Jaime Lannister
"Seven Pointed Stars out of five!!!" - The High Septon (before the Sparrows ruined everyone's party)
"Stories even I didn't know!" - Old Nan
Prepare to dive back into the scandals, triumphs, and tragedies of the Seven Kingdoms. Full House colors and regalia encouraged (but please leave your Valyrian steel at home!)
DOTHRAS CHEK, and see you nerds at the museum
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Price: $39 per person
Our world class renegade tours in a compact package. This one hour tour gives you a unique look at this awesome museum, with stories, games and fun photo opportunities.
Note: Coupons are not valid for mini tours.
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $9 per person
WHERE MY ART BITCHES AT??
Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD! On this two-hour tour of the de Young, we get three things done:
1. We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented
2. We fill you in on some women you haven’t heard about
3. We kick some ass - we hack the patriarchy and actually (briefly) raise the percentage of art on view by female artists!
The future is female, and guess what: the past was hella female too. Get ready to join the revolution (or keep revolution-ing, whatever, we support your journey wherever you are).
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $49 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: $19 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
National Gallery of Art #MuseumHack tour with "Kate was Great!" Thank you for an awesome experience!— Amber Ewoldt (@AEdigitaldesign) May 28, 2016
Host a classy bachelorette party at the museum. Each tour is different and customized on the fly based on your private party. 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.