Plan Your Visit

What’s On

Cooper Hewitt’s exhibitions feature a rich mix of historical and contemporary design objects from our permanent collection, unique temporary installations, and dynamic interactive experiences. We also have an exciting calendar of events, including hands-on workshops, talks, and family programs.

Museum and Shop hours

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

Cafe and garden hours

Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends. For more information, please call our tour line at 212.849.8351.

Baby-changing facilities are available in all of our ground-floor restrooms.

Admission Prices

Buy Online

Buy at Door

Adults $16 $18
Seniors (62 & above) $10 $12
Students $7 $9
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

Corporate Patrons

Employee +2 Guests

Corporate Contributors

Employee +1 Guest

University Contributors

Faculty and Students

No need to book in advance. Free
AAM/ICOM No need to book in advance. Free for cardholder
Cool Culture Card No need to book in advance. Free for cardholder +4

Group Admission

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.

Pay-What-You-Wish Saturday Nights

Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. are pay-what-you-wish admission, made possible by the generous support of Barbara and Morton Mandel.

Ticket exchange

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.


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.


The garden is closed through October 25 for National Design Week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden is open to the public free of charge and features access to the cafe, seating, a dining area, and  a contemporary display of seasonal plantings. 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.