Join Cooper Hewitt for the Design fest of the Year!

Cooper Hewitt kicks off National Design Week with a full day of free museum admission (10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.) and hands-on activities (11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) led by National Design Award winners and guest designers. Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills and explore the museum.


Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free education programs centered around the vision and work of the National Design Award winners. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala. View all programs and events here.

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National Design Week programming is made possible by generous support from Target