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Twisted Met: Scandals and Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum Masterpieces

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Forget those straight-laced museum tours with even straighter-laced tour guides. This tour provides all the important and relevant knowledge any art enthusiast will want while putting a tongue-in-cheek spin on both the highlights and lesser-known parts of the collection. Come ready to enjoy yourself.
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Itinerary
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Stop At: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198

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.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The MET also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion, will substitute another piece of important value.
  • 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 one 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 help direct you upstairs.
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children under 13 years.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

Departure Time
11:00 AM

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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