Our Family Day programs are for children ages 5-12 and facilitated by a museum educator. Held during most school holidays, each session will include a brief gallery tour and a design activity inspired by our permanent and special exhibitions.
We offer four workshop sessions per day—two workshops in the morning and two workshops in the afternoon. All sessions are held in the Design Studio and Lecture Room on the Ground Floor. Program participants will gather on the Ground Floor before beginning the program.
Workshop Program Hours AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Workshop A: (Design Studio): 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop C: (Design Studio): 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In workshop A & C, students will explore technology in fashion inspired by SCRAPS: FASHION, TEXTILES, AND CREATIVE REUSE.
Workshop B: (Lecture Room): 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop D: (Lecture Room) 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In workshop B & D, students will explore movable design inspired by BY THE PEOPLE: DESIGNING A BETTER AMERICA.
Gallery Program Hours
Jonathan Kruk: Master Storyteller in the Galleries
Join master storyteller Jonathan Kruk in the Cooper Hewitt galleries to hear stories inspired by our permanent and special exhibitions. Participants will meet in the Great Hall.
Session 1: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 2: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Session 3: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Family programs FAQ
CAN I BRING MY GROUP TO THE PROGRAM?
Family Days and Design Kids are intended for families. We are unable to accommodate groups.
CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD?
Caretakers must remain with their child for the duration of the program.
WHAT IS MY ROLE AS THE CAREGIVER IN THIS PROGRAM?
We require that caregivers actively participate in our workshops. Cooper Hewitt educators lead and facilitate a fun, family-friendly design project. Caregivers are responsible for helping their child with their individual projects and are expected to manage any behavioral challenges that might be disruptive to the group. Caretakers must stay with their child for the duration of the program.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM?
All family programming is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You cannot reserve a ticket online. We recommend arriving to the event location fifteen minutes before scheduled programming begins to ensure a spot. If the program is full when you arrive, we invite you to join a later session.
Target Family Days is made possible by the generous support of