New York, New York
Upper East Side
Daily 10 am - 6 pm
Open Saturday until 9 pm
This newly renovated collection of historic and contemporary design is a high-tech, interactive dream for all ages. Explore innovative design – including blocks, cars and other kid favorites – through the centuries, play designer on high resolution touchscreen tables, pretend to talk on old-fashioned princess phones, and “collect” favorite objects that can be accessed online later with very cool electronic ‘Pens.’
$: $16, $14 online, $10/seniors, free/ages 17 & under
Free admission for 1 grown-up after storytimes
Annual Memberships: $75+.
Free Hours: Saturdays 6 - 9 pm
Favorite Spots: Draw your own wallpaper designs then see them projected lifesize in the Immersion Room
Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:
•Hear, See, Play: Designing With Sound (through Jul 29)
In this hands-on exhibition, become a sound designer for Trash Bot, a street-cleaning machine. Also see cool record covers and concert posters and play with different sounds.
Storytimes: Storytimes include creative play, the reading of a design-focused book and hands-on projects (and free admission for one caregiver to the museum). Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 am & 11:30 am
Family Programs: Create under the guidance of art and design professionals in weekend Design Kids workshops for ages 5-12.
Strollers/Diapers: All of the galleries are accessible via ramp or elevator. Baby-changing tables can be found in all of the ground-floor restrooms. Outside snacks allowed in the Cafe seating area.
Eat & Treats: The excellent cupcakes and other sweet treats are the main lure at Yura on Madison (between 91st & 92nd Street) but delicious healthier entrees, sides & sandwiches are also available.
- Hear, See, Play: Designing With Sound Friday, December 1–Sunday, July 29 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt Saturday, May 5 11:00 am–3:00 pm
- Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt Saturday, May 19 11:00 am–3:00 pm
- Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt Saturday, June 2 11:00 am–3:00 pm
- Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt Saturday, June 16 11:00 am–3:00 pm
- Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt Saturday, June 30 11:00 am–3:00 pm