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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

New York, NY

(212) 849-8400

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(212) 849-8400

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2 E 91st St New York, NY, 10128
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  • tony jazvo 5 days ago

    A decent museum with some interesting exhibits, but unless you're really into all aspects of design this place is dwarfed by some of it's neighbors. They do offer a more immersive experience. So if you find yourself finished at the Guggenheim a little early check it out. You won't be overwhelmed but you won't be disappointed either.

  • Herman Rijken 9 days ago

    Awesome experiences. The museum is very interactive and the current senses and color exhibits are well worth visiting. I would set aside 3hrs for a visit. It is just two blocks from the Guggenheim museum so why not visit the pair of museums. They provide free workshops for kids and teens just visit the museum website for more info.

  • AJ T 11 days ago

    The Cooper Hewitt is the second design themed museum I've visited and unfortunately, I've been disappointed with both. There is a tremendous breadth in all things related to design, yet the Cooper Hewitt only touches a very limited sliver. This may be due to the relatively small size of the museum. The museum world needs much more to showcase this diverse art genre. There is one item at the museum that did redeemed my visit and had me smiling from ear to ear. It's the Sensory Chairs that provide vibrating sensations like a DBOX at the movie theatre. "A mole in a game of Whack-a-Mole" is one of the more tamer examples. The garden and patio area is also a wonderful place to spend some time. I spent about 1 1/2 hours at the museum and an hour enjoying the sun in the wonderful garden.

  • Brooke T 18 days ago

    AMAZING museum. In a beautiful building too. I asked a guard about the history of the building, and he spent about 20 minutes telling me everything. His name was Garfield and he was awesome! The exhibits are so creative and exciting. My favorite was the sensory one on the top floor. You can pet a furry wall that makes orchestra sounds, smell a bunch of scents meant to involve memories, and tons more. I also liked the exhibit on devices to assist handicapped people. My favorite device was a computer you can control by looking at different parts of a screen! The building is formerly the mansion of Andrew Carnegie and it's beautiful. There is a gift shop with really interesting items in every price range (I got some little handmade wooden tops for $7 each). There is also a cafe with sandwiches, coffee, and pastries. Outside is a gorgeous sitting area with tables, benches, and a green lawn. There's a sign posted saying anyone can enjoy this space, even if you aren't going to the museum. Google maps instructed me to enter through the back garden, but the museum entrance is actually around the other side of the building.

  • Chelsy McInnis 37 days ago

    I LOVE this museum! You can really tell that the curators put a lot of heart and soul into creating a thought-provoking environment here. A lot of the museum's exhibits incorporate interactivity in them, which is fantastic because how often do you get to touch things in an art museum?! They also host cocktail events Thursday nights in the summer for free. Make sure to grab a photo in the conservatory room, it is absolutely stunning and has beautiful views of their lush greenspace.

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