September 24 is Museum Day Live!


Celebrate Museum Day Live!

Enjoy free admission to Cooper Hewitt. Reserve your Museum Day Live! tickets today.

Register for Museum Day Live! and enjoy free admission for two to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2016. In the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, participating museums and cultural venues across the United States open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day Live! is an annual event to encourage everyone to participate in a day of exploration, fun, and hands-on learning.



Museum Day Live! Events

FREE, but registration is required for all events except Target Design Kids.

Target Design Kids

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Hands-on workshops with Cooper Hewitt educators for kids ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Registration is first come, first serve on Saturday. Learn more.

Tour Fragile Beasts  with the curator

11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Join Caitlin Condell, Assistant Curator, Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design, for a tour of Fragile Beasts, an exhibition of nearly 70 rarely seen ornamental prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Register today!

Fragile Beasts  Mindful Coloring in the Garden

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of mindful coloring in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. Discover your own fragile beasts as you color in delicate designs adapted from the prints and drawings now on view in the Fragile Beasts exhibition. Register today!

Design Talk | Design for work and play

4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Join curators Emily Orr and Cynthia Trope for a Design Talk inspired by the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection. Discover how twentieth-century designers made the daily routines of home and work the inspiration for new developments in style, technology, and materials for everything from cocktail shakers and coffee pots to typewriters and televisions. Register today!