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We were provided complimentary tickets for review purposes only
I am excited to inform you that this New Year’s Eve my husband and I actually got to go out on a date. It was the first one we had for an entire year. Not just sneaking out for a movie or to have dinner with cloth napkins, a full fledge date. Part of this date involved a killer museum tour from Museum Hack at The Art Institute of Chicago. My husband had never been and I knew he’d love it. We both are huge lovers of the arts, any arts.
Not your Grandma’s museum tour………
I had no idea what to expect but when I saw that their slogan was “This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Museum Tour” I pretty much knew it would be up my alley.
We were greeted by the best lion ever.
The museum was super busy, we navigated and found our tour guide Elise quickly. Our group was so fun. We had a huddle to get ourselves ready for our speedy, fun-filled, action packed 2 hour tour.
Our fearless leader, Elise. She was sooo smart, witty and her humor was on point. She gave us the inside scoop on stories you might not learn on a regular museum tour, the backgrounds behind the paintings, how they came to reside in the Art Institute and rumors of what is really going on in the paintings.
After a quick get-to-know-you-session, we jumped right into our tour.
We had to pick out items for Elise’s housewarming party……….
Got a sugar kick…….
Did a little wax museum team building…….
Had our own re-enactment of our favorite statue………..
Had to stop and pick out what we were bringing to the New Year’s Eve party…..
Then headed to the stock exchange for said party.
All in all I had the best time with my husband and we had an awesome group with us that were so fun. Elise is the best. If you book a tour in Chicago I hope you get her!! She is an absolute doll and makes the experience that much better. You can see her in action on the Chicago TeamBuilding page. It was the best museum tour I have ever had!
About Museum Hack:
Museum Hack does renegade tours at the world’s best museums. Our tours include the untold stories of the art and artists, juicy gossip about the museum, and activities in the galleries like “Buy, Burn, Steal” where guests choose their favorite (and least favorite) pieces, or “Yearbook Tags” where guests have to match a title like “Best Hair” or “Least Likely to do X” in the portrait gallery. We also do fun photos with the art, and occasionally wine. Every tour is unique and customized on the fly to include the pieces our guides are really passionate about, not necessarily the most famous or most expensive pieces. The overall theme is to make tours fun and engaging, and help overcome Museum Fatigue — a real problem where visitors get tired and bored when they visit museums.
We offer public tours at four major museums in the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, the National Gallery of Art in DC, and the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in SF. We also have specialized tours including VIP Nights, Bachelorette Parties, Marriage Proposals and Team Building Tours.
Team Building is a large part of our business. We host teams for excursions through the museum that offer the same, fun and fast-paced approach as our public tours, but optimized for bringing a team closer together and fostering a great company culture. Some companies do a scavenger hunt where their team works together to follow clues in the museum. Our team building clients include Google, Facebook, Spotify, Etsy, KPMG, Lego, Adobe, ESPN, and the New Yorker — but you don’t have to be a big company to invest in team building, our minimum group size is two guests.
To book in your city: https://museumhack.com/tickets/ (Currently available in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Washington D.C)
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