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 will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and Saturday, December 31. There will be no “pay what you wish” admission on these days. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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 free of charge without museum admission.
Open year round
The final phase of Cooper Hewitt’s incredible renovation and expansion is the transformation of the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden—a rare gem of open green space in Manhattan.
Hood Design Studio, in collaboration with Raft Landscape Architects, evolved the original Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. garden design from 1901. The redesign is 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.
The garden is open to the public free of charge, starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday—two hours before the museum opens.
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Become a member, support the museum, and get 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