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New York City: Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

New York City: Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

From US$ 75 per person

Join a fun, irreverent, and slightly snarky take on one of America's greatest art museums, the Met. Avoid the other stuffy museum tours and see some of the finest artworks in America whilst you have a good laugh with your expert guide and small group.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See the highlights of the Met with a fun and irreverent guide
  • Explore some of the more peculiar parts of the collection, including funerary art, and risqué ceramics
  • Enjoy a small group tour of no more than 15 people for a personal and engaging experience with your guide
Full description
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.
  • Local expert guide
  • Ticket to the Met Museum
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

In front of the 'Statue of the Pharaoh' in the Main Entrance Lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The statue of the Pharaoh is on your right upon entering. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • This tour may not be suitable for young children under 13 years
  • Certain pieces may not be able to be viewed due to museum loans or the closure of certain rooms for events; in this case, the guide, at their discretion, will substitute the tour with another piece of important value
  • Coat and bag check is available during the colder months; please allow a little extra time before and after the tour to use this facility
  • Flash photography, video cameras, and selfie sticks are prohibited inside the museum
  • The Met is fully wheelchair accessible. However, if you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance to reach the meeting point, there is a ground level entrance 1 block south, near the intersection of 81st Street and 5th Avenue. Tell the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at the pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and direct you upstairs.
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This was an excellent tour Both I and my three grandchildren enjoyed Scott’s tour. We are still talking about it. He was engaging and informative. Never lost our attention. We liked his participatory form of presenting information. As one of the 18 year old said:: Two hours—too long—and said after 2/12 hours, I wish it were longer! Thank you for making this museum visit so special. Monika Ghattas

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July 28, 2019

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