Give Cooper Hewitt for the Holidays

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The perfect gift for the design lover in your life.  Your gift membership ensures  access to the dynamic, ever-changing world of design as can only be experienced at Cooper Hewitt, the nation’s design museum. Cooper Hewitt actively engages members in design’s latest advancements and deepens their understanding of the design process.

Members  enjoy an abundance of benefits all year long including:

  • Unlimited admission
  • A subscription to Cooper Hewitt’s Design Journal
  • Members-only exhibition previews
  • Priority invitations to parties and events
  • Discounted tickets to our 2018 lineup of Design Talks and workshops
  • Shop and Cafe savings

Order your gift membership today!

phone: (212)849-8349

Please order by December 15 for membership gifts to be delivered by Christmas.

Give someone special a Young Patrons membership

Cooper Hewitt’s Young Patrons are a group of professionals between the age of 21–45, with a passion for design and an appreciation for its power to educate, inspire and empower people. Find out more.


100% tax-deductible

  • Unlimited admission for one
  • Invitation to select exhibition previews
  • 10% discount at the Café and SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • Discounted program tickets
  • Special design events and offers
  • Subscription to the museum’s Design Journal
  • Free access to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt
  • Discounted parking


100% tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Unlimited admission for two adults and children under 18

Students and seniors

Individual $65
Dual/Family $100
100% tax-deductible

Discounted rates for students and seniors offering all of the basic benefits of membership.


$226  tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to all exhibition previews
  • Access to select design and art fairs
  • Invitation to annual Garden Party and Holiday Celebration
  • Access to The Art Museum Reciprocal Network
  • Priority registration for public programs


$490 tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Private design studio visits
  • Special access to design and art fairs
  • Opportunity to attend Design Miami
  • Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • Acknowledgment in annual donor listings

A portion of dues support Cooper Hewitt’s Acquisition Fund.


$1,055 tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Reciprocal privileges at international design museums including Design Museum, London and Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  • VIP access to international design and art fairs
  • Private collection visits
  • Complimentary guest passes
  • Free program tickets
  • Complimentary museum exhibition catalogue
  • 20% discount at SHOP Cooper Hewitt
  • Recognition as Smithsonian Giving Circle member
  • 20% discount at all Smithsonian museum shops


$1,985 tax-deductible
All of the above, plus:

  • Concierge phone service
  • Curator-led exhibition tours
  • Invitation to VIP Circle event
  • Opportunities to purchase limited-edition design objects
  • Personal shopper at SHOP Cooper Hewitt