Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Art Museum and Museum
Carnegie Hill, New York
Save
Share
9.4/10
881
ratings
127 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • museums
  • van cleef
  • andrew carnegie
  • architecture
  • gardens
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • IrmaZandl T.
    LOVE the renovation. More space, more items on display. 3rd fl tools and makers is fab. My fave probably the flat screen interactive displays on the Carnegie home. On 2nd fl by the stairs. Brilliant
  • Nadia A.
    Nadia ArkhipovaJanuary 27, 2015
    Hidden gem of the Museums Mile - next door to Guggenheim museum and so much more fun! Very interactive, lots of things to get involved in: design your own building, wallpaper, lamp... Very cool place.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacAugust 30, 2015
    Fun, interactive, and save-able exhibits -- take home the memories and the design inspiration with the pen they hand out at the start! The architecture exhibit on floor 3 was fascinating.
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickJuly 21, 2016
    Most interesting, most interactive, and most fun museum I have ever visited. Their new digital pen system is awesome. If you're on the fence about going, just go - you won't regret it!
  • Silene L.
    If you love 1920s American jazz age, go. Beautiful exhibits of Cartier and Tiffany vanity, cigarette cases, along with jewelry and furniture. During prohibition and migration b/w Paris and New York.
  • Hartje U.
    Hartje UtrechtMarch 21, 2015
    We were looking for a small but interesting museum where we could spent a couple of hours but not a whole day. This was exactly that. Interesting, interactive, fun. I made a sand selfie!
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiMarch 13, 2016
    The best way to spend your Saturday evening if you love exploring & museum visits! From 6pm-9pm its pay as you wish
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 14, 2014
    Go up to the top floor first and have your photo taken for a #sandselfie. There can be a bit of a backlog but it'll give you an estimated time to come back.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BuritySeptember 12, 2015
    Great design museum and it has that perfect size where you can see all without getting tired. I love their smart pen, you can save your favorites works and receive all the information later.
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeJanuary 11, 2016
    Really awesome museum! Love the new pen system - you can view your saved items and designs online after your visit. There's currently a Pixar exhibit. The immersion room is really fun, too.
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CheungDecember 31, 2015
    Small museum - can probably complete in 2 hours, but it has interesting history behind it and the interactive pens make it a fun experience!
  • MuseumMileNYC
    MuseumMileNYCMay 25, 2011
    Cocktails in NYC's largest private garden are back for the summer! Visit the Cooper Hewitt on Thursdays and enjoy DJs, seasonal drinks, and light fare, FREE with admission from 6-9 pm.
  • Rewan P.
    One of the best museums in NY. They change exhibits every 6 months. They give student discount, Saturday is pay as you wish from 6pm-9pm aka FREE!
    Upvoted Jul 28
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamJanuary 7, 2016
    Unexpectedly beautiful museum. Even if you aren't that into modern designs, there're other exhibitions/architecture itself to might elicit interest
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 19, 2011
    Often overlooked on "Museum Mile", Cooper Hewitt is set in a former Carnegie Mansion. They have an abundance of design exhibits so check their website before going to find one that interests you.
  • Gunnar A.
    Gunnar AasenDecember 31, 2016
    They provide very cool electronic pens to "bookmark" your favorite exhibits. The entrance to the garden is in the back of the cafe in the museum bookstore.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 24, 2011
    Our concierge recommends stopping into this creative museum which always is exhibiting the best in design. If you have a chance, relax in the old solarium on the East side of the building.
  • Bettina K.
    Bettina KastFebruary 12
    A well done museum experience that lets you engage with exhibits by designing things or simply collecting digital artifacts
  • mjb
    mjbApril 5, 2016
    housed in Andrew Carnegie's mansion on 5th Avenue, the space is as fascinating as the collection it houses.
  • Teachers College S.
    Closed for renovation, re-opening in 2014. The only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life.
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EamesAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The gardens are gorgeous. Did you know the library is open to the public and has an amazing world's Fair collection? Just make an appointment!
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatFebruary 24, 2015
    Entrance is on 91st. The interactive installations are fun. 3rd floor has the best ones. Make sure to get a picture inside the "Controller of the Universe".
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaNovember 12, 2015
    The cafe is open to the public, and offers yummy paninis and freeee wifi ! Photo: Cotto (ham & provolone)
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonJuly 23, 2015
    Beautiful modern design collection, pick up a digital pen and make a collection of your favorite items as you browse the galleries.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 26, 2016
    One of my favorite museums in the world! They always have interesting, thoughtful exhibits. I always feel inspired whenever I go! 👍🏼
  • John D.
    John DuncanFebruary 16, 2016
    One of best museums I've been to and while the exhibits are great, their incorporation of technology is unparalleled
  • Ryan Scott T.
    Ryan Scott TandyMay 28, 2016
    The cafe and gardens are a great place to relax away from the crowds. Awesome interactive museum as well!
  • Elger v.
    Elger van der WelFebruary 27, 2015
    Really nice and modern museum, which explains a lot's about the concept behind designs and shows lot's of interesting examples.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengDecember 13, 2015
    They have a great gift shop and free wifi! Cafe is nice and clean if you want to make it a work day
  • Aoife S.
    Aoife SSeptember 15, 2015
    Highly recommend this museum! So many interesting and interactive exhibits. Love the current poster exhibition!
  • Jessica
    JessicaMay 10, 2015
    Pay what you wish, Saturday evening! Such a fun place in a beautiful location.
  • pyramus 🔥
    pyramus 🔥January 24, 2010
    The Design USA exhibition is quite good. It gives an overview of the Design Award winners from recent years. Make sure to borrow a free iPod as it's the only way to background info and sound of videos
  • MuseumMileNYC
    MuseumMileNYCMarch 19, 2012
    Although closed for renovation, Cooper Hewitt has prepared a series of fun & interesting events and public programs at venues around the city. Check them out and register here: Read more
  • Interni Magazine
    Interni MagazineMay 7, 2011
    CHNDM is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. It presents compelling prospectives on the impact of design on daily life throught active programming. Read more
  • Sarah
    SarahApril 20, 2015
    The interactive elements show real promise and the immersion room was especially fun. Not a destination in itself (small and lacking in areas), but if you have $16 and an hour to burn, stop by.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOOctober 1, 2010
    The Smithsonian museum network isn't just in D.C. Its design museum is tucked in Andrew Carnegie's 64-room mansion and features a gift shop to conquer all gift shops. Read more
  • kev/null
    kev/nullJanuary 20, 2015
    Lots of great interactive installations. Make sure to play with the Immersion Room.
  • Shelley S.
    Shelley S.February 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you get hungry, try the soup stop (attached to Jackson hole) around the corner. Cheap and some of the best soup in the city!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    Awesome museum, they have magic pens that allow you to interact with all the exhibits and download at home.
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParsonsJuly 19, 2013
    The museum is under construction, but they've still got a lot going on if you check out their website. And the scaffolding is coming down today!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoMay 1, 2015
    So many tools! Make sure you collect everything with the pen! It's like Pokemon, but with art.
  • Leo N.
    Leo N-BAugust 23, 2015
    They're currently running an exhibit on posters, which comes highly recommended. The museum shop is equally great.
  • Kamaria M.
    Kamaria MionDecember 5, 2016
    So many interactive exhibits! Really loved getting to try to design things and the gift shop was almost as fun as the museum itself
  • Trae F.
    Trae FMarch 22, 2015
    A fun and interactive museum. Don't forget to use your pen as much as possible for a true experience.
  • THIRTEEN
    THIRTEENNovember 25, 2011
    THIRTEEN members receive $2 off the price of admission and 10% off first-time membership to the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.
  • Ilia M.
    Ilia MJanuary 6
    Definitely do the interactive wallpaper room! And check out the reading atrium behind the giftshop.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 5, 2011
    make sure you check the website to see what's going on before going. i thought they would have a standard exhibit but for one month, they had fashion into the house. i didn't impress my brother none.
  • David R.
    David RiordanDecember 13, 2014
    The most fun museum for adults in NYC. Also kid-like adults. Play is encouraged.
  • Amy F.
    Amy FinegoldOctober 12, 2015
    This is such a beautifully designed museum. It is very welcoming and elegant.
  • Marion P.
    Marion PMarch 18, 2016
    The museum itself looks beautiful and it is nice to sit in the gardens, but I was disappointed by the exhibits...
604 Photos

Related Searches

  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york photos
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york location
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york address
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york
  • cooper hew new york
  • cooper hewitt new york
  • cooper hewitt design museum new york
  • cooper hewitt museum new york
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum new york
  • cooper-hewiit, national design museum new york
  • cooper-hewitt new york
  • cooper-hewitt faris new york
  • cooper-hewitt labs new york
  • cooper-hewitt national design museum new york
  • cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum carnegie hill new york

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF