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Located on Museum Mile, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum it was founded in 1897. It is the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Two years ago,... Read More
Located on Museum Mile, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum it was founded in 1897. It is the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Two years ago, The Cooper Hewitt unveiled the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion with 60 percent more exhibition space. Exhibitions and installations feature more than 650 objects throughout four floors of the mansion, many of which draw from the museum's permanent collection of more than 210,000 objects that span 30 centuries. Take advantage of the newly installed ability to explore the collection digitally on ultra-high-definition touch-screen tables, draw your own designs in the Immersion Room and solve design problems in the Process Lab.
- Museums: "Online bookers save $2; pay what you wish Saturdays 6:00-9:00 PM; Free Design Tales for preschoolers Mon. and Wed. 10:00 AM; on Saturdays for kids 5-12. The garden and cafe are open to the public free of charge two hours before the museum opens."
- Best for Museums Because: Dubbed "The Museum of the Future" by The Atlantic, the museum emerged from a three-year renovation more spectacular than ever.