KIDS love Cooper Hewitt!

Three boys exploring the Flavor Factory design installation in the exhibition Design Beyond Vision. Scroll down for a family guide to Cooper Hewitt.

Discover design together!

With dozens of opportunities to touch and create design while exploring its problem-solving power, Cooper Hewitt is the perfect family adventure. Admission is free for kids 18 and younger.

On view | Immersion Room

Located on the 2nd floor.

Cooper Hewitt’s collection of over 10,000 wallcovering designs is the inspiration for this high-tech experience. Kids can create their own wallpaper patterns and project them on the walls to see the impact.

More to explore | interactive tables

A young boy uses his finger to sketch a design on an interactive table in the museum.
Located throughout the museum.

Access Cooper Hewitt’s collection of over 210,000 design objects spanning 30 centuries and sketch your own designs at one of our high-resolution, touchscreen tables.

More to explore | Spun Chairs

Teen girls play on the Spun Chairs in the garden.
Located on the ground floor and in the garden.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, these playful, comfortable, and functional chairs rock side-to-side and spin, but never fall over. Kids love the ride!

The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden

The facade of the Carnegie Mansion with wisteria climbing up the facade and fronted by a spacious green lawn where people are playing ping-pong and relaxing.
Free and open year round

An enclosed garden with tables for dining, Ping Pong, bike parking, and more. Continually updated with new and playful design installations and objects.

SHOP Cooper Hewitt

A selection of kids toy animals available for sale in the museum shop.
Located on the 1st floor.

Discover fun and innovative products to encourage problem-solving, teach sustainability through play, and inspire creativity all year round.

Tarallucci e vino cafe

Several rows of pastries and donuts.
Enter through the garden or SHOP Cooper Hewitt.

Freshly baked pastries, Italian desserts, espresso drinks, panini, pizza, salads, breakfast selections, and more. With tables for dining inside the museum and in the garden.