Education at Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt provides an annual audience of over 20,000 K-12 students, educators, families and adults with innovative educational experiences. We enhance the public’s understanding of design and design thinking by creatively engaging them in the design process.
K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAMSDesign Field Trip is a 90-minute program which includes an interactive exhibition tour and hands-on workshop. Students will explore objects and participate in a design-focused workshop. All materials and resources are provided. The teacher-selected program offering will be the focus of your Design Field Trip.
DesignPrep offers free in-depth design education programs to over 600 NYC high school students annually, introducing them to college and career opportunities in design, including paid professional internships for top-level students.
Professional development workshops offer K-12 educators strategies and techniques in using design thinking in the classroom.