Once upon a time, museums were seen as boring school trips meant to educate the mind. However, in the last several years, museums have seen a surge in popularity with more attendees intent on learning about history and art. With the rise of social media, posting images of artifacts has become quite popular, merging the past with the technological future. For those who prefer a quiet atmosphere to take in exhibits, a tailor-made tour of an NYC museum of your choosing can be the perfect solution for a unique day.
Ranked as one of the top five museums to see in the world, The Met is a sublime culmination of art, cultures, and treasures. Take a private, tailor-made one-and-a-half-hour tour with just you and your group through a virtually empty museum. You can avoid the loud masses and sometimes obnoxious patrons, so it’s just you and the art in your own little bubble.
The museum itself exemplifies over 5,000 years of art from all over the world. Take a walk around the world and through time in this structure full of rare and beautiful artifacts.
Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world. With 28 interconnected buildings and 45 permanent exhibits, the museum contains more than 33 million specimens of rocks, human remains, plants, fossils, and animals. The Natural History Museum possesses a full-time scientific staff of 225 individuals that are sure to be able to answer the most pressing questions.
For a more in-depth look at the museum, guests can indulge in their quest for knowledge with a scavenger hunt throughout the facility. Teams must band together to locate clues and solve the puzzle before any other group.
MoMA, VIP Pre-Opening or After-Hours Tour
The Museum of Modern Art, located in Midtown Manhattan, is slated as one of the largest and most significant museums in the art world. Gaze at collections of modern and contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and architecture. If art is something of your interest, we offer a tailor-made VIP tour of the museum before and after it opens to the public.
Whitney Museum, Plus the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour
The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a socialite and art patron. The museum places an emphasis on 20th and 21st Century American art with over 25,000 sculptures, artifacts, photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings.
Connected to the Whitney Museum by the High Line park, Hudson Yards is a public urban revitalized space that offers cultural performance space in plant-lined converted areas. Built over the West Side Yard, a storage yard for the Long Island Rail Road, is a public green space that connects multiple buildings containing hotels, offices, malls, and residences.
Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
As a museum focused on American military and maritime history, the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum exhibits the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, and the cruise missile submarine USS Growler. Explore the air, sea, and space on a VIP tour of the museum tailor-made for you. Observe the legendary aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Vietnam War.
The Tenement Museum
Founded in 1988 by Ruth Abram and Anita Jacobson, a historian and social activist, the museum focuses on immigration and the quest for the American dream. The museum gets its namesake from the building its housed in. The founders discovered a run-down tenement building that had been left for over 50 years. Despite this, they were able to unearth personal belongings from immigrant families that lived in the apartments between the 1860s and the 1930s. The museum is built on the idea that what makes up America is the story of those who helped to shape our nation with their determination and bravery to travel to a new place.
The New Museum, Plus a cultural walk through Little Italy and Chinatown
The New Museum is Manhattan’s sole dedicated contemporary art museum founded in 1977. The museum is the place to find new creative art and fresh ideas. The museum is well known and respected on a global scale for its diverse programs and exhibits.
An added bonus to visiting The New Museum is the potential for a guided tour through Chinatown and Little Italy. Traverse through neighborhoods that hold a rich history and even visit establishments that still carry on the traditions brought to the country. Guides will bring guests to distinctive spots and unique locations that show the neighborhoods in a different light.
When a tour is specially tailor-made for a group, it makes the experience that much more special. Being able to ask questions and focus on the interests of those in the group provides tours with a customized approach. With so many locations to explore, private guided tours are a great way to spend the day learning new things.