Hours & Admission
Museum and Shop hours
Weekdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
The museum is open New Year’s Day.
Cafe and garden hours
Weekdays and Sundays, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
The Cafe can be accessed through the garden.
Open year round.
Please note that the lawn is under maintenance and will be cordoned off until further notice. We regret the inconvenience.
Enjoy the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden—a rare gem of enclosed green space in Manhattan. Open to the public free of charge starting at 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. on weekends.
Hood Design Studio, in collaboration with Raft Landscape Architects, evolved the original Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. garden design from 1901. The redesign was inspired by local geology and plantings in Central Park and features new terrace pavers, enlarged garden pathways, colorful plantings and a re-imagined rock garden (rockery). The design honors the historic nature of the garden, while providing an improved landscape experience for all.
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|18 and under||Free||Free|
|Members (no need to book)||Free||Free|
Become a member, support the museum and enjoy free entry every day.
Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., pay-what-you-wish admission is made possible by the generous support of Barbara and Morton Mandel.
Featured Image: Aerial view of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum located in the former residence of Andrew Carnegie