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  • Nick Cassab 5 days ago

    If you have even a tiny interest in design, you deserve to go here. They have the best interactive exhibit experience of any museum I've ever been to, and the cafe and bookshop is a great place to take a date.

  • Rajiv Dewan 22 days ago

    Fun museum. Cool design elements. Interesting for kids as well. Lots of interactive exhibits. And those pens are fun.

  • Gomer Aquino 36 days ago

    It has some interesting exhibits, including miniature buildings and structures serving as prototypes, birdcages collected by the Hewitt sisters, and beautiful household pieces handpicked by Ellen DeGeneres. It is more than a design museum though. It presents design as a powerful tool in solving some of today's issues, including inefficient use of urban space. Nothing wrong with that. The pen that they hand visitors at the reception is quite neat. As you go about your visit, you can use the pen to mark items that are of interest to you. You can later view these items online by logging on to their website using the code indicated in your ticket. You can also use the pen in the interactive monitors to create your own design. It's pay-as-you-wish Saturday nights.

  • Sarah Chung 63 days ago

    I've been to a lot of museums in my life, but I've never gone to an interactive one. And wow! This was a VERY interesting concept! In one of the photos, you can see my friend and I posing with our black pens. Using this, you go around the museum, interacting different exhibitions, saving your creations made digitally, and exploring more of the museum itself. Also as a bonus, if you are 18 or younger, admission is free so that was a winning factor for us. :) I was jus a bit disappointed in the fact of how small the museum actually is. Compared to nearby museums such as the Guggenheim or the Metropolitan, Cooper Hewitt offers a limited experience with only the 4 floors it offers, containing rooms as small as classrooms. The interactions were not a lot and my friends and I quickly visited everywhere in less than 1h and a half. We usually spend 3 hrs. min at museums. Nevertheless, it was very fun to explore and use our pens in the different exhibitions offered. However, I would not want to go back until more or new exhibits were showcased.

  • Colin Williams 64 days ago

    Fantastic museum! All the exhibitions engage the viewer and you are given a pen/wand upon getting a ticket. This allows you to save any object/piece of art in a collection by pressing it against the plus sign on the objects label. This collects all your saved objects at a URL given on your entrance ticket. The exhibitions change all the time, so always something new to see.

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