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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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“jazz age”(25 reviews)
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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2 E 91st St, New York City, NY 10128-0669
Upper East Side
+1 212-849-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

RUDE Asian ticketing lady doesn't greet upon approaching the counter. Ignored my mother who greeted her first. I tell her I have a groupon and she takes one look at my phone screen and tells me to redeem it by myself. I figured she isn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing space, which was running very interesting exhibitions when we were there. I would recommend to check that exhibitions are of interest, but if they are then don't hesistate.

Thank Yael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most enjoyable, highly interactive adventure! The exhibits were extremely imaginative, with a fun interactive component; while the old building itself also provided its own interest. Recommended for children up to 99...

Thank Mark_YVR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited New York City's main attractions I thought I would branch out and try something new. Big mistake. Nothing of interest unless you're fascinated by design ... And even then it might be a stretch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This branch of the Smithsonian concentrates on how artistic & architectural design has evolved over the centuries. The current set of displays concentrated on how color & texture is used. In addition to collections of historical books on the subject (drawn from the Smithsonian's extensive...More

Thank christopherbO9687MP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting this lovely interactive design museum. Probably the best I have ever visited. Spend an hour or two. The building itself is also lovely. However the staff are too busy with their smartphones to help or do their job. Shame. The cafe is...More

Thank JohnlikesGourmet
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I loved this museum! I'd actually been here many years ago, but this time was better! I loved the accessibility exhibit and the senses one was fun too. And I loved the colors. I especially loved the color piano. We brought my niece (10) and...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This museum is really different and interactive and the building itself is beautiful. The top floor is definitely the main attraction and I didn't need to spend too much time on the lower floors. It is quite small but it's definitely entertaining.

Thank samtaylorme
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Museum is absolutely new age amazing. 3 floors of delights for 5 human senses- touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, tasting. Must say the only tasting and tasty treat are in the Coffee Shop. The Old Carnegie Mansion that house this Museum is...More

Thank C.A. N
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had high hopes for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Our visit started off well, with a pleasant courtyard near the entrance. There was a ping-pong table, benches, and fun spinning chairs. We should’ve just stayed in the courtyard! The museum was interactive, but dull. It didn’t...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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Response from Jacob B | Reviewed this property |
Hi There. The museum itself is not massive. There is a fair bit on show but if you have two hours you can pretty much see all of it. Let yourself go through and then come back to the things you want if you have time. They... More