Hours & Admission

A large brick and concrete mansion viewed from above, with more buildings all around in the distance

Museum and Shop hours

Weekdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

holiday HOURS

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.

Admission Prices

Buy Online Buy at Door
Adult $16 $18
Senior $10 $12
Student $7 $9
18 and under Free Free
Members (no need to book) Free Free

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