Plan Your Visit
about the museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is located on NYC’s Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion. The museum is accessible to all visitors and family friendly with baby-changing facilities available in our ground-floor restrooms.
Cooper Hewitt’s exhibitions feature a rich mix of historic and contemporary design objects from our permanent collection, special exhibitions, and dynamic interactive experiences. We also have an exciting calendar of events, including hands-on workshops, talks, and family programs.
NOTICE: Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is presented on two floors. The larger gallery (third floor of the mansion) is closed.
The smaller gallery (first floor of the mansion), including the Curiosity Cloud installation designed by mischer’traxler, is open to the public through Jan. 20.
Museum and Shop hours
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Wish
The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and December 25.
New in 2020: Beginning January 1, Pay-What-You-Wish hours move to Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New in 2020: Beginning January 1, pay-what-you-wish hours move to Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Museum will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Daily Public Tours
Free tours of the museum’s exhibitions from an experienced team of guides take place every day and encourage an informal exchange of ideas among the general public. Tours take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekends. Visitors may request dynamic description from the tour guide. For more information, please visit the Tours page or call our Tours line at 212.849.8351.
Groups larger than 10 people are encouraged to make a reservation with us here. Due to our limited capacity, we have a limit of 35 people per group. Groups larger than 35 should make separate reservations with staggered arrival times. Groups arriving without a reservation may not be able to be accommodated upon arrival.
Admission to Cooper Hewitt
Buy at Door
|Visitors with Disabilities||$10||$10|
|Seniors (62 & above)||$10||$12|
|18 & under||Free||Free|
(Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Members)
|No need to book in advance.||Free|
|Reciprocal Members||No need to book in advance.||Free|
Employee +2 Guests
Employee +1 Guest
Faculty and Students
|No need to book in advance.||Free|
|AAM/ICOM||No need to book in advance.||Free for cardholder|
|Culture Pass||Reservations needed.||Free for cardholder|
SHOP Cooper Hewitt offers a diverse product mix, including a wide selection of design books, limited-edition works by contemporary designers, and exclusive items that relate to the museum’s exhibitions and extensive permanent collection.
Proceeds benefit the museum. International shipping available.
Relax in our ground-floor Tarallucci e Vino Cafe where you can enjoy a seasonal menu as well as a variety of coffees, pastries, and artisanal wines.
The Cafe is open to the public without museum admission.
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Weekends, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cooper Hewitt is committed to ensuring its galleries and campus are accessible to all. Visitors with disabilities can purchase a $10 reduced rate ticket online or at the door. Learn more about accessibility services.
If you have purchased tickets but need to reschedule your visit, we can exchange your tickets for another date. Please call 212. 849.2950, give the associate your order number, and we will process your exchange.