Plan Your Visit

Four young adults gathered around a large touchscreen table, immersed in their activities, in a gallery setting.

What’s On

Our exhibitions feature a rich mix of historic and contemporary design objects from our permanent collection, unique temporary installations, and dynamic interactive experiences. We also have an exciting calendar of events, including hands-on workshops, talks, and family programs.

Museum and Shop hours

Weekdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. are pay-what-you-wish admission, made possible by the generous support of Barbara and Morton Mandel.

Cafe and garden hours

Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Daily Public Tours

At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekends, an experienced team of guides provides free tours of the museum’s exhibitions and encourages an informal exchange of ideas among the general public. For more information, please call our tour line at 212.849.8351.

Admission Prices

Installation underway for BeautyCooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Some galleries are closed and admission is reduced to $5 until Beauty opens on February 12.

Buy Online Buy at Door
Adults $16 $18
Seniors $10 $12
Students $7 $9
18 and under Free
 Members (Applies to both Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Members-no need to book) Free
Reciprocal Members (no need to book) Free
Select Art and Design Students (no need to book) Free
Corporate Patrons (Employee +2 Guests) Corporate Contributions (Employee +1 Guest) University Contributors (Faculty and Students) (no need to book) Free
AAM/ICOM (no need to book) Free For Cardholder
Cool Culture Card (no need to book) Free For Cardholder +4

Ticket exchange

If you have purchased tickets but need to reschedule your visit, we can exchange your tickets for another date. Please call 212. 849.2950, give the associate your order number, and we will process your exchange.


Ramp access is available at our main entrance on 91st Street. Inside the museum, the first floor is fully accessible by a small lift, and all four floors of gallery space are accessible by passenger elevator.

Licensed service animals are allowed.

Baby-changing facilities are available in all of our ground-floor restrooms.

Museum Maps

Get the lay of the land. Download maps of the museum in a printable PDF.


SHOP Cooper Hewitt offers a diverse product mix, including a wide selection of design books, limited-edition works by contemporary designers, and exclusive items that relate to the museum’s exhibitions and extensive permanent collection.

Proceeds benefit the museum. International shipping available.


Relax in our ground-floor Tarallucci e Vino Cafe where you can enjoy a seasonal menu as well as a variety of coffees, pastries, and artisanal wines.

The Cafe is open to the public without museum admission.

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Open Year-Round

Hood Design Studio, in collaboration with Raft Landscape Architects, evolved the original Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. garden design from 1901. The redesign is inspired by local geology and plantings in Central Park and features new terrace pavers, enlarged garden pathways, colorful plantings and a re-imagined rock garden (rockery). The design honors the historic nature of the garden, while providing an improved landscape experience for all.

The garden is open to the public free of charge, starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday—two hours before the museum opens.