Celebrate the summer solstice at Cooper Hewitt.

10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Search for solstice-related objects throughout the museum with our Solstice Scavenger Hunt (all galleries).
  • Soak up some sun while playing Ping Pong in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.

No registration required.

2:00–4:00 pm

  • Design a sun spinner! Make a summer solstice-inspired thaumatrope in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.
  • Kick off the summer with a friendly game of corn hole in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.

No registration required.

5:00–6:00 pm: Designing Time

Celebrate the summer solstice with an exploration of how design has played a role in how we engage with time. Presenters: Emily Orr, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt; Brittany Cox, Antiquarian Horologist at Memoria Technica; Lana Sutherland, CEO at Tealeaves; and Albert Shum, CVP of Design at Microsoft. After the program join the Designing Time presenters for tea and continued conversation.

Register today.

6:30–7:30 pm: Solstice Yoga

Relax and rejuvenate with Solstice Yoga in the beautiful Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. Yoga teacher Giovanna Macejka will lead participants through a solstice-inspired yoga class. Suitable for all levels. Following yoga, enjoy a summer cocktail in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. (Cash bar.)

Register today.

Location is weather permitting.

If inclement weather is forecasted, the yoga program will be cancelled 24 hours prior to event start time. Refunds will be available.

Access services are available by request. Please email access@cooperhewitt.zendesk.com or call 917.809.6732 preferably at least one week in advance of the program.