National Design Month

National Design month: october 2020

National Design Week expands to a monthlong virtual celebration, gathering the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month will highlight the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs throughout October including talks, tours, workshops, a professional development training, a college and career fair, and more. Check back soon for further details.

For Cooper Hewitt Education resources, check out the Smithsonian Learning Lab which hosts digital learning tools that help inspire and empower educators, parents, administrators, curriculum developers, and the next generation of problem solvers to find inspiration beyond the walls of Smithsonian museums.

2019 Special Thanks


In celebration of the milestone 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards in 2019, Cooper Hewitt offered free admission to all museum visitors during National Design Week (October 12–19, 2019), courtesy of Target, and hosted a series of programming broadening access to the vision and work of the country’s design leaders and inspiring people of all ages to engage with design and design thinking.

Past Events

View videos and read more about past National Design Week events.