This isn’t your grandma’s museum tour. It is fun, interactive, engaging, and insightful. And gets you in and out of museums in Chicago, New York City, D.C., and San Francisco in two hours. And there is laughter, games, prizes – and candy. This is Museum Hack.
Don’t get me wrong, I love visiting museums and acting cultured and taking in the newest touring exhibit. But sometimes those visits are boring, and you get shushed by serious-acting visitors, and you don’t have any fun. And then there is that nasty side-effect of museum fatigue. Museum Hack wants to change all that, along with people’s perceptions of art and museums. It wants you learn in a fun environment.
Our guide, Elise, was awesome. She was lively, passionate and entertaining, and our group was laughing and smiling and engaged the whole time, even as we were rushing through the Art Institute of Chicago trying not to lose each other.
Each guide personally picks out 5-10 pieces in a museum and tells stories about the artist, the painting or the sculpture. Some of the pieces are connected in a theme, while others are random. We took pictures of our own favorite paintings that we then told stories about at the end of the tour, and also stopped in a hall of sculptures that we each imitated and had captured by way of old-school Polaroid picture.
Day time tours are perfect for tourists and locals alike, and niche group tours can be arranged for families, VIPs, youngsters, and corporate team building outings. Museum Hack even offers a 110% money back guarantee – if you don’t love it, you get your money back, and then some.
While we had fun and made new friends running around the Art Institute and annoying people along the way, we left with a new appreciation for the diverse art housed in the museum, the stories behind each piece, as well as certain details that we would otherwise not have noticed had our guide not pointed them out.
So, on that next bad weather day, or when looking for something new to do around town, check out Museum Hack. You’ll enjoy it. Guaranteed.
While I received complimentary tickets to a Museum Hack tour to facilitate this review, all opinions expressed herein are my own.