Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City

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4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • We didn't enjoy the special exhibit - Designing a Better America. In general, the museum doesn't have a good flow & the descriptions aren't great. Although "design" is the theme, it lacks depth & conn...  read more »
  • Never having been to the Cooper Hewitt, I didn't know what to expect. What is really cool is the range of exhibits they had when we visited. From urban design/use to Tiffany glasswork...recycled texti...  read more »
  • This Museum of design is very nice to visit the old House, has a shop and several rooms with exhibits. It is small so it can go in 1 hour. The interesting thing is that it is interactive, very modern.
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  • I LOVE this place. I only wish it were bigger especially for the admission price. I love how it was interactive with the Pens they hand out. you can scan pieces you might like with the pen and they will give you a special code to enter on the website when you're home so you can revisit the pieces you saved. Great interactions.
  • The staff is really unprofessional. I guess that's what you expect for a low salary however if are running a cafe/ restaurant in a museun you should have at least any food to sale and when i said any means empty shelves. No paninis . No fruit, no salads, no sandwiches nothing only a few pastries and that's it. On top of that is only 2 people ; the engry cashier and the cook in the back. The lines are terrible and the food takes forever to be ready. NO RECOMMEND IT
  • I'm only giving the Cooper Hewitt four stars because the 3rd floor was closed when I visited. However I'm sure when all floors are open it will deserve the five star rating many people have already given it. By the way, the Cooper Hewitt seems to be the only museum using non-reflective glass for its displays. I wish more museums and galleries did the same. A previous reviewer complained about the Café at the Museum. Unfortunately the cafe is far too small for the Museum, and the three staffers, while doing their best to meet demand, were clearly struggling with the workload while I was there. Finally, because the third floor was closed when I visited, the Museum had reduced the adult entry price to just $5. Nice one, folks :-)
  • Recently updated their guest interface with a digital pen to scan codes of items you thought interesting. Then go to a web site and to see your collection. Brilliant. Innovative. Engaging. Memorable.
  • This was one of the few museums I have been to which actually kept me interested throughout the entire visit because everywhere I went I wouod see something new and interesting. Many of the exhibits or artifacts made you think a bit and imagine how one would use it or why it was conceived or what the inspiration was behind it.
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