Friday, February 28, 2020 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Renegade Tours: For People Who Hate Museums

Think you hate museums? Think again! You probably just get bored by the way things are presented within museums. What if I told you there is a better what to enjoy touring museums? This, my friends, is an introduction to a revolution in museum tours: Renegade Tours by Museum Hack. Still skeptical? You won’t be for long! Read on to learn why these tours are sure to convert you to museum-ism.

Imagine this…

Lia strides confidently down the hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curly hair bouncing cheerfully. She stops in front of a piece of art that looks quite ordinary to you, smiles, and begins talking. Suddenly, the painting takes on a whole new meaning and level of interest!
As a person, Lia is engaging; as a guide, she’s Wonder Woman. You always thought you hated art museums, but suddenly you aren’t so sure – you’re definitely enjoying this tour! What makes it different? Museum Hack!
Museum Hack
The tour agency that Lia works for isn’t your ordinary tour agency. It’s staffed by sassy, fun experts on everything from the technical details of a museum piece to the scandalous and little-known stories behind it. Museum Hack is designed to make the most museum-hating, eye-rolling visitor learn something with laughter, smiles, and perhaps a little wine. What could be better than that?

What we love about Museum Hack

We love the idea of making tours into fun adventures! Anyone can relay information, but it takes a special tour guide to make it interesting. If you want to know the secret history of a painting, learn the secretly ribald lifestyle of a seeming straight-laced inventor, or be a rebellious art feminist, Museum Hack will rock your museum experience.

The tour staff are carefully-chosen, fun, and just a little crazy. They don’t play by the rules, and they’ll keep you laughing, but they also know a whole heck of a lot about the museums they tour. Plus, at the end, you’ll get to have some extra fun too – most tours include refreshments and some hands-on activities.
What We Love About Museum Hack
Where you can take a Museum Hack tour

Museum Hack tours are located in several major cities in the United States. If you’re in Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, or New York City, you can join one of the public tours or book a private one.

In New York City, you can check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural History through one of the Museum Hack Tours. We like the Un-Highlights tour, which ignores the major elements and takes you through the winding maze of awesomeness surrounding the lesser-known works. There’s also a Game of Thrones tour at the MET. Find this hard to imagine? You’ll have to check it out to see how awesome it is. Just be warned: if you take this tour, you’re officially a nerd.
 Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Visit the Art Institute of Chicago for an awesome Un-Highlights tour covering things you definitely missed during your grade school tour of the museum. Secrets await! Get all the gossip from this tour.

The Getty Center in Los Angeles is a perfect place to go on a West-Coast tour with Museum Hack. Let your inner rebel out as you learn about the craziness behind these works of art!

In San Francisco, check out the De Young Fine Arts Museum. One of the coolest tours here is the tour of women’s art, an element that is often overshadowed by the more famous men’s art culture.
Washington, DC’s tours take you to the National Gallery of Art. Learn about the little-known works of art and their deep dark secrets! Your guide will tell all without a single blush.
De Young Fine Arts Museum
In Philadelphia, you can hire a renegade guide from Museum Hack to take you through virtually any museum in the city! Do some team-building with your department from work, host the weirdest sweet sixteen birthday party ever, or do whatever you want. This fun excursion is one of Philadelphia’s most fun and unique!

Private Tours

Of course, you don’t have to stick with the standard public tours. As awesome as they are, you may be looking for something a little different! No worries – Museum Hack offers all sorts of private tours to create the perfect unconventional museum experience just for you.
Private Tours
The Museum Hack website has a few suggested options you can select. Corporate tours and general private tours are a given, but there are other cool ones, as well! Since the content in many of the public tours is a bit, uh, PG13, you can have a specially created child-friendly private tour for your family or group. You can also do a bachelorette party tour, or even a marriage proposal! Now, that would be a tour to remember.

Private Tours 2
Private tours come with lots of extras! Our favorite part is the chocolate and wine, although the interactive games, prizes, and instant photos are also winners in our book. Basically, you can’t go wrong with Museum Hack tours!

To sum it up…

To sum it up, Renegade Tours by Museum Hack are something totally different than your usual museum experience. If you have never really loved museums, you need to try a Museum Hack tour! There’s so much to enjoy about art, history and science, if only they are presented in an engaging and interesting way. If you do love museums, you’ll find a whole new level of museum awesomeness with these tours! As we said, you can’t go wrong. Be sure to put Museum Hack on your list of things to do during vacation this year!

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