School Groups


Cooper Hewitt offers free dynamic educational programs for school groups grades K – 12.

Design Field Trips

Design Field Trips is a 90-minute program that includes an exhibition tour and hands-on workshop. Teachers may register a class of up to 30 students and select the exhibition to share with the group. Students will first tour the exhibition with a Cooper Hewitt educator, who will lead students through an in-depth exploration of five or six objects in the exhibition. Following the tour, students will engage in a design workshop inspired by the exhibition.

Learn more about Design Field Trips.

Design in the Classroom

Design in the Classroom is a nationwide educational program that brings Cooper Hewitt’s celebrated design workshops to K-12 schools across New York City, with a preference given to outer-borough schools. The 45-minute workshop introduces students to design thinking and learning through collaborative, hands-on learning and encourages students to think like designers as they engage in the design process through active observation, critical discussion, the act of making, visual communication, and presentation and critique.

Learn more about Design in the Classroom.