Explore Cooper Hewitt’s expansive design collection, munch on snacks, and create your own designs at our FREE Teen Gallery Night! Join DesignPrep as we dive into the newly renovated galleries and play designer in the museum’s interactive exhibitions. We will use The Pen, Cooper Hewitt’s new digital interactive device, to explore our opening exhibition, Tools: Extending our Reach featuring cutting edge technologies alongside tools from ancient traditions.



DesignPrep is a series of FREE teen workshops, studio tours and college visits, which focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design. Learn more HERE.

DesignPrep is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of
Additional support is provided by the Altman Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants program, Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust and its Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.