Plan Your Visit

View of gallery with industrial-inspired installation featuring clothing and videos


Admission is free of charge for all through November 29, 2021, thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees. Timed-entry tickets are required to visit the museum.

A limited number of tickets are reserved each day for walk-ups.

Reserve Tickets


Thursday–Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday–Wednesday, closed.
Thanksgiving Day, closed.
Christmas Day, closed.

Please note:
The Garden will be closed on the following dates: Oct. 21–Oct. 25. Please use the entrance at 2 East 91st Street for the museum, SHOP, and café.

Please note the following early closures on Saturday, Oct. 23: the Willi Smith: Street Couture exhibition will close at 3 p.m.; the museum, SHOP, and café will close at 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.


All visitors must enter at 2 East 91st Street with their timed-entry ticket. Visit our Getting Here page for more information on public transportation and parking near the museum. For accessible entrance, please inquire with staff at the 2 East 91st Street entrance.


Explore Cooper Hewitt using our virtual visitor guide complete with information on current exhibitions and suggested routes through the galleries. Download the guide ahead of your visit or access it on site with our free WiFi.


All on-site public tours and programs are currently suspended. Cooper Hewitt continues to offer virtual programs and workshops for all ages. Please visit our upcoming events page for more information.


Tickets are not required to visit the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, the museum café, and SHOP Cooper Hewitt.


Cooper Hewitt offers a variety of access services so that everyone may enjoy the museum to the fullest extent possible. Learn more about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services and exhibition accommodations. For accessible entrance, please inquire with staff at the 2 East 91st Street entrance.


Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Cooper Hewitt during this unprecedented time. With your important support, Cooper Hewitt creates opportunities for everyone to discover the importance of design and its power to change the world. Together, we can design a better tomorrow. Donate today.


Effective September 9, 2021: In light of local conditions and the “Key to NYC” program, for public health and safety, all visitors ages 12+ are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to visit Cooper Hewitt. Visitors under age 12—and therefore ineligible for vaccination—are exempt from the requirement but must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. In order to enter the Museum, SHOP, and café, eligible visitors are required to show proof of at least one vaccination dose with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization and a matching photo ID. The Museum will not save or store your vaccine information.

Visitors to the garden only are not required to show proof of vaccination, but those who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering outdoors and practice social distancing.

We ask that all visitors follow these safety measures to protect everyone’s health. Visitors who do not adhere to safety policies and guidelines may be asked to leave.


Visitors age 2+ are required to wear a face covering in indoor areas during their visit. Face coverings should fit properly, covering the nose, mouth, and chin with no large gaps on the outside of the face, and they should have at least two layers. Face shields are not permitted as a substitute for a face covering but may be worn over a face covering or mask. Face coverings or masks with an exhalation valve are not permitted.


Please maintain a safe social distance of six feet or more between households or groups at all times. Social distancing signage and directions will be found throughout our facility.


Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit and practice good hygiene. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facility.


We encourage you to limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring into our facilities. Please note that we do not offer coat or bag storage at this time.


Featured Image: Installation view of "Willi Smith: Street Couture." Photo: Ann Sunwoo © Smithsonian Institution