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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. After a three-year renovation, the museum re-opened in December 2014 with exhibitions featuring a rich mix of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Design is such a broad term and Cooper Hewitt showcases much of it through multiple perspectives: blending art with science, communication, and creative problem solving. So inspirational!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love museums of all types. I wouldn't travel to NYC just to see this museum but we enjoyed our visit there for sure

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jwh271
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum that brings Art and Science together in interesting pieces by designers, scientists, architects, etc. Many of the attractions are interactive, and I left inspired with some DYI project ideas of my own. This place should make success with children as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 374mmdc
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Ok so I didn't really know what to expect from the design museum. But it loved up to it's hype. Went on a Saturday after 6 for pay what you want entry (nice little bonus). The exhibits are well detailed and interesting,.with some being interactive....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mikebeamike
Reviewed 10 September 2019

The Cooper Hewitt is a pretty cool small museum full of random design exhibits on fashion, nature, etc. It is housed in an old mansion on 5th avenue, which is really cool, across the street from Central Park. The gift shop is super cute, there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jdbricker
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Super interesting. Worth spending time reading all the signs and taking a peek at the shop and garden.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IsaenColombia
Reviewed 24 August 2019

In all the years of visiting museums in New York, this is the first time I have ever been to this museum. I found it fascinating as it took a design aspect in art. There were displays in arts, sciences and fashion. I really liked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Justin W
Reviewed 15 August 2019

I found the interactive device helpful for storing the information about the exhibits I found interesting. I loved the option, but was frustrated when I had to put it in a box when I went outside and when I asked how would I get mine...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 31 July 2019

Amazing property and interesting exhibits. Museum is perfect size for about a 2 hour visit. Hands on interactive experiences, videos, and traditional exhibit viewing all hold you attention. The mansion is breathtaking. Go!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Luvschickens
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

My first visit. I will come again. Plan on spending 2-3 hours marveling at both the building (former mansion) and the exhibits. Three floors of well-spaced displays with decent description placards. They are utilizing a way cool device that allows you to scan a symbol...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The museum does have a nice restaurant inside the museum that many people seemed to like. There are all sorts of restaurants on Third and Second Avenue. I just tried Juicy Seafood on Second Avenue and it was wonderful. There... More
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Response from Ithakan | Reviewed this property |
I went for free as part of Bank of America's Museums on Us program, but they have some kind of promotion where all tickets are $5 per person through September 29, 2016. If you're visiting after that, you can Google "Cooper... More
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