Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City

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  • The Cooper Hewitt has something for everyone. From laypeople, to Industrial Designers, to Architects, to Graphic Designers, and craftspeople the exhibits are exceptional. The design of pottery, textil...  more »
  • I really got a kick out of this place and the admission is reasonably priced, especially if you're a senior of 62 or better. What was really nice was the lack of crowds and the friendly, informative s...  more »
  • This museum is off the beaten track but well worth a visit. The Immersion Room is fabulous-- we could have spent an hour there designing our own digital wallpaper! (Can't explain it-- just go do it.) ...  more »
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  • This was the greatest museum I have been to in a long while. Lots of interactive activities and exhibits really help bring things to life, staff was so friendly! They seemed to genuinely be happy to be there and invested in helping visitors discover all there was to offer. Several times they were proactive with making sure I enjoyed my visit and was able to use the interactive features. I had a terrific time and will definitely return.
  • definitely worth your time and money! 18&under goes in for free / college students get a discount! Despite it's small size, it was quite compact and filled with many activities. I'd suggest going on a crappy weather because for some of the works you have to wait in line. Definitely a place to visit when you are out in the city
  • Museum is small, so might try to go during the pay as you wish days. That said, there were a lot of interesting exhibits. There was the design exhibit going on when I visited, which showcased a lot of innovative design ideas for everyday objects. The pen to interact and save down interactions with the exhibits is also a cool feature.
  • Fantastic place. Not as crowded as other museums (like the Guggenheim) and has interactive displays and exhibits. By far the coolest thing was the pen they gave you at the entrance. You can save your favorite exhibits and revisit them later online! And student tickets were only $9! Also the building it's housed in used to be Carnegie's personal residence and the rooms and architecture itself is so pretty too. There's a lot of interesting things to do and see, including some rotating exhibits and good historical design exhibits too.
  • I've been meaning to stop by this museum for quite some time because of how beautiful the Carnegie Mansion is. I'm glad I checked it out! Really enjoyed the accessibility exhibits, the interactive pens, and I had a lot of fun in the design room drawing my own wallpaper. Downsides: the third floor was closed and it was a lot smaller than I expected. I planned on spending more time there but breezed through the exhibits quickly. Check the exhibits ahead of time!
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