Accessibility Programs

A colorful map of queens depicting the 1939 World's Fair buildings and events.
03/31
Sunday
Sun. March 31, 2019
10:30am to 12:00pm
Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences . .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
Embroidered flowers in rich warm tones on a white cloth. Flowers fill the bottom half of the image.
04/05
Friday
Fri. April 5, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Dynamic verbal description tours of exhibitions are offered the first Friday of every month at 1:30p.m. Join a Cooper Hewitt educator in conversation and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
A young boy with mother constructing a prototype from cardboard and tape. Other families are visible in background. Scroll down for program date, time, and registration information.
04/06
Saturday
Sat. April 6, 2019
9:00am to 10:30am
Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities. This program provides early entrance, pre-visit materials for participating families, a gallery scavenger hunt, design activities, and a “take a break” space. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E. 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
Fashion beyond Function panel. A bright purple child's winter jacket. With velcro sides on a white background.
04/06
Saturday
Sat. April 6, 2019
5:00pm to 6:30pm
How are designers and marketers working to change fashion for people with disabilities? What is Universal Design? How does representation further inclusive practices? What is the future of fashion and disability? A conversation between brand ambassadors, designers, and industry pioneers will explore the development of fashion for people with disabilities, representation, and the business case... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
On the left an organic leaf-like small pitcher made from a green reflective material. On the right, a deep teal vase.
05/03
Friday
Fri. May 3, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Dynamic verbal description tours of exhibitions are offered the first Friday of every month at 1:30p.m. Join a Cooper Hewitt educator in conversation and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event