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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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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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2 E 91st St, New York City, NY 10128-0669
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well curated exhibits. Informative, accessible and beautiful. The space is very manageable and shouldn’t be missed. Loved the wands that allow the museum goer to tap the exhibits they like to link them to the tickets and a code that allows later viewing on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mason B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the Cooper Hewitt - I am usually too occupied with the MET to make it up the street! I had a wonderful time. FIRST, check it out online, view some of the collections, exhibits AND learn how to use...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, not too much in Museum Crowded at times, what is there is mostly regarding Design, nice cold atmosphere, certainly nothing like the Met museum!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marilyn b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The daughter of the late Andrew Carnegie donated his NY mansion to the Smithsonian and in the beautiful surroundings, the display of textiles is inspiring, interesting, and enjoyable. An interactive pen allows visitors to experiment with design, take photos of favourites that are automatically transferred...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum should appeal to creatives. I could have stayed longer but I was with family and this is not for everyone. Young creatives will love it. Practicing professionals in design fields will appreciate. Interesting technology to capture your favorite stops and some opportunities...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank G W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice staff. Interesting exhibits.I went to the Cooper Hewitt thinking I would stay for 90 minutes and ended up staying for the entire afternoon. There are numerous hands-on opportunities as will as lots of explanations of the history and design elements of the objects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first time here in all the years that we have visited NYC. No art but really great exhibits in design. They have a system were you can register what you looked at and want to remember or to view with other people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you are not a "design" person come with an open mind and you will easily learn more that you thought possible about what thinking goes into good design. In a beautiful Vanderbuilt Mansion with modern additions. Activities for young and old. And a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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