School Groups

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

Design Field Trips | 2018 january-june registration now open

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 and Register.

k-12 design in the classroom

For a more holistic experience at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, we invite you to participate in a three-part program that includes teacher- and student-centered experiences.

Learn more about K-12 Design in the Classroom.


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