Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Tap into your creative side by visiting New Yorks one and only interactive musesum dedicated in historic, contemporary design.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Normally $16.00 - Free with New York Pass

Visit the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and explore the country's one and only museum dedicated to historic, contemporary design.

The unique Cooper Hewitt museum features over 210,000 objects in their massive collection that has been built since the museum's founding in 1897. The objects displayed inside span back as far as 30 centuries but also feature cutting edge technology from years in the future. Inside of the museum you will find many interactive galleries and exhibits including activities that allow visitors to tap into their creative side and engage in digital design. There are also genius gadgets for you to use that will place you in the driver's seat of the museum's design. You can visit the museum on any day of the week from 10am until 6pm and admire their collection of artistic history.


Immersion Room
This room in the museum used to belong to Margaret Carnegie but is now used as an interactive design room where visitors can express their sense of style along the walls. With the touch of a pen, you can change the wallpaper that is projected on the wall and display images from the museum's permanent collection.

Models & Prototypes Gallery
Learn about the Compagnonnage tradition while viewing the Models & Prototypes Gallery. You'll see beautiful models of staircases designed in the 18th and 19th centuries by master carpenters.

Did You Know

  •  Every visitor to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum receives a digital pen device with their entrance ticket. This pen allows you to operate interactive displays that you will encounter within the museum.

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Visiting Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Visiting Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York, New York 10128
  • Closest Subway 86th Street / 96th Street
  • Closest Bus Stop see map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 24 on Uptown route

Opening Times

Open daily 10:00am-6:00pm

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