Complimentary and Discounted Admission

A red-brown armchair with a ribbon-like seat stands side-on on a plinth whose surface is white and filled with photographs and explanatory text. Two orb-like yellow and blue lights hang above, behind are two photographs on either side of a wood-paneled doorway

Complimentary admission

If you are entitled to complimentary admission through one of the categories listed below, please check in at the Visitor Experience Desk on-site with valid ID; advance timed-entry tickets are not required. If you have any questions, please email Visitor Experience.

Cooper Hewitt Members

Cooper Hewitt members always enjoy free admission, behind-the-scenes access, and discounts at the cafe and SHOP Cooper Hewitt. Become a member today.

Other Museum Staff

Staff and docents with valid museum ID from other museums receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

Culture Pass

Visitors with reservations made through Culture Pass receive free admission for themselves and one guest. Please check in at the Visitor Experience Desk on-site with valid ID and Culture Pass voucher; advance timed-entry tickets from Cooper Hewitt are not required.

Museums for All

Visitors with SNAP/EBT cards receive free admission for the cardholder and three guests.

American Association of Museums (AAM)

AAM members with current AAM cards receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

ICOM members with current ICOM cards receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

Art Museum Reciprocal Network

Members of the Art Museum Reciprocal Network with current membership cards receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

Select Colleges

Current New School/Parsons faculty and students with valid college ID receive one free admission.

Active-Duty Military

Active-duty members of the U.S. military with valid ID receive free admission. Free admission is also extended to military families with dependent cards.

Select Corporate Partners

Employees of select corporate partners with valid ID receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

Smithsonian Members

Smithsonian members receive free admission for themselves and one guest. Subscribers of Smithsonian Magazine receive one free admission.

 

 

 

Discounted Admission

Cooper Hewitt participates in the following programs:

New York Pass

GoCity All Inclusive Pass

 

For redemption instructions, please refer to the pass program website.

 

Featured Image: Installation photo of "Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics" at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution