See the highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a fun and irreverent guide who will put a whole new spin on famous works of art.
Explore some of the more peculiar parts of the collection, including funerary art, and risqué ceramics.
Groups of no more than 15 people mean you always have a personal and engaging experience with your guide.
This is an art museum tour for people who don’t usually take art museum tours. If you are visiting with young people, or don’t have much experience with art, or simply want to learn some unique things about famous works, this is an entertaining way to see some of the finest works in America, and have a good laugh while you’re at it.
Your 2.5-hour tour starts when you meet your expert guide and small group of no more than 15 people at the entrance to the Met. The small group size ensures that you can ask all the questions you want and never miss a word of what your guide is saying.
After a brief intro, it’s off to find some of the most bizarre and quirky pieces hidden within the enormous collection. A hippo with a limp? Check. A wardrobe malfunction from ancient Egypt? Yup. There’s even some kinky flemish dinnerware (if age appropriate, of course). You’ll also get the funny and fascinating backstories on more famous works and learn about the wild lives of artists like Monet and Van Gogh. Don’t forget about the butt-themed scavenger hunt; prepare yourself accordingly.
All of our guides are seasoned art lovers who have spent years studying the works in the Met. This twisted tour gives them a chance to show off their knowledge without the stiffness that usually characterizes museum tours. It's a unique experience for people of all ages and experiences and once you’ve taken it, you’ll never look at art in the same way.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tomb of Perneb and Egyptian artifacts (William the hippo, canopic jars, Hatshepsut statues, mummies)
Meketre Tomb models
Temple of Dendur
Paintings of John Singer Sargent, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Pollock
Washington Crossing the Delaware
Primitive Ashmat tribal poles
PreColumbian gold pieces
Various and miscellaneous oddities and rarities
Rooftop exhibit (weather permitting), from 1 March 2020: Rooftop garden (seasonal, weather permitting)
Local Expert Guide
Ticket to the museum
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
15 people per guide
- Child price is applicable for children aged 10-14 years. Tour may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.