For a fascinating, alternative perspective of the Met, sign up for a tour with Museum Hack. Knowledgeable but delightfully irreverent guides take on topics like 'Badass Witches' (a look at the dark arts in Egypt and the Middle Ages), paradigm-shifting feminist artists and an 'Unhighlights Tour' that will take you to corners of the museum few visitors know about.

Museum Hack also runs tours in the Museum of Natural History, including a family-friendly option that delves into the science behind some extraordinary animals and the captivating stories of adventurers who collected the specimens.