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Museum Hack Chicago

#20 of 207 Tours in Chicago
Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Fast paced, but so fun

The art museum is a HUGE place. The point of this tour is to get you into every room, looking at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra H
via mobile
Best museum tour ever!

My husband and I did the Un-Highlights Tour at The Art Institute in Chicago. Our tour guide, Colin... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oakland, California
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Museum Hack offers a high-energy, group-oriented tour experience certain to keep you entertained and teach you a bit along the way. Our Renegade Guides are experts at museums and storytelling; they combine the greatest art and artifacts humanity has...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 800-210-9676
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art museum is a HUGE place. The point of this tour is to get you into every room, looking at and thinking about a selection of pieces. As our guide put it, it would take months for you to see every single piece of...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did the Un-Highlights Tour at The Art Institute in Chicago. Our tour guide, Colin, was amazing and made the tour so much fun. We saw so many cool pieces of art that I wouldn't seek out on my own and he...More

Thank emilyweinert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For old hands at the museum or first timers looking for a fresh perspective, Museum Hacks provides a fast paced romp giving new life to an old institution. Collin has done his homework on some of the lesser appreciated but amazing artwork. A good tour...More

Thank 364amyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic tour! Growing up around Chicago, I've been on many Art Institute tours over the years. This one was, hands-down, my favorite. Such a fun, fiesty, and and unique perspective and a rare glimpse into rooms and collections that I'd never before explored....More

Thank kellitay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sort of like listening to a 2-hour stand-up routine while glancing at some museum artifacts, taking cell-phone photographs, and hearing the guide's shtick. Occasionally his real affection for some of the artifacts shines through -- that's worthwhile. If you're not "afraid" of art, though, be...More

Thank bruce_bush_nj
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our tour guide, Colin, was phenomenal! He was so energetic and fun and made the museum come to life. The Museum Hack tours are awesome and would highly recommend. Be prepared to walk around and be engaged.

Thank Elise J
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed her well researched, entertaining and well delivered hack tour of the Art Institute of Chicago. She fully engaged a disparate group of tour takers, making everyone feel at ease. Her games were great and led us to discover things about art and our...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Ali, our guide! She was right on the money on the types of jokes and content. We each actually learned something, had a favorite story, and laughed the entire time. Ali was so fun and engaging that other people...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great way to view a museum! Ali, our art historian guide, provided insights beyond artistic styles and movements. She gave the artworks context and made it easy to see things with a new eye. I learned so much without feeling like I was...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun on our Museum Hack tour of The Art Institute of Chicago! Our guide, Colin, was fast and funny and really gave a great tour. We would highly recommend this :-)

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