Tours

A docent leading a tour of Cooper Hewitt. Read below for information on tours of the museum.

public tours

All tours last 45 minutes, are led by experienced museum guides, and encourage an informal exchange of ideas.

Public Tours

  • Open to the general public
  • Two tours every day
    • Mon–Thu: 11:30 a.m. (Access+Ability), 1:30 p.m. (Senses)
    • Fridays: 11:30 a.m. (Mansion), 1:30 p.m. (Senses)
    • Weekends: 1:00 p.m. (Access+Ability), 3:00 p.m. (Senses)
  • Free with admission
  • No reservation required
  • First come, first served
  • Maximum of 25 participants†
  • If you would like to learn more, please call our Tours line, 212.849.8351

† Groups exceeding 10 participants are encouraged to book a separate Group Tour.

july is membership month

All month long, members enjoy exclusive tours of our current exhibitions and the mansion.

  • July 7: Access+Ability at 1:00 p.m.
  • July 10: The Senses: Design Beyond Vision at 1:30 p.m.
  • July 20: Mansion Tour at 11:30 a.m.
  • July 29: The Senses: Design Beyond Vision at 3:00 pm.

Verbal Description + Sensory public Tours

Dynamic verbal description tours of exhibitions are offered the first Friday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Join a Cooper Hewitt educator in conversation and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch. These free, multi-sensory tours take place in place of the daily afternoon tour and are open to all.

Upcoming Dates:
August 3 – Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color

private tours

Guided Tours

  • Reservations are required at least 4 weeks in advance of the desired visit date – please complete the tour registration form
  • $150 tour fee in addition to admission
  • Minimum of 10†, maximum of 25 participants
  • For groups larger than 25, please make separate reservations with staggered arrival times

† If your group has special needs that require a smaller group size, please email the Tours department or call 212.849.8351.

Self-guided tours/group admission

  • Reservations are required at least 4 weeks in advance of the desired visit date – please complete the tour registration form
  • Minimum of 10, maximum of 35 participants
  • For groups larger than 35, please make separate reservations with staggered arrival times
  • Outside lecturers are not permitted

tour registration

Groups of ten or more are eligible for discounted group admission.

All groups must register at least four weeks in advance of the desired visit date.

For more information, please read our Group Visit Policies. You may also email the Tours department or call 212.849.8351.