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. This program is free and for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. To register, email or call 212-849-8353.

Get ready for New York’s plastic bag ban, effective March 1.

In this intergenerational workshop, weavers and designers from NYC-based Tick Studio will lead participants in making lap loom weavings using recycled materials including: plastic bags, mylar balloons, and other single use plastics. Raising awareness on the larger topic of climate change, participants will also learn how to calculate their own carbon footprint.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own plastic bags to weave into their design.


Suzanne Tick is a world-renowned weaver and founder of Suzanne Tick Inc. specializing in materials, brand strategy and design development. A fourth generation recycler, Tick’s life work revolves around exploring methods both in and out of the industry of closed loop recycling while reinventing manufacturing methods. Her textiles signify an effortless union between age-old weaving techniques and the latest technology solidifying her as a master of her craft. She maintains a hand weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials that are collected and exhibited worldwide. Her work is found in the Cooper Hewitt Collection.

Social narratives and sensory tools will be provided for this program. Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services.

Accessibility initiatives are made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support is provided by the Smithsonian Accessibility Innovation Fund.