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Located on Museum Mile, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum was founded in 1897. It is the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. In 2014, The Cooper... Read More
Located on Museum Mile, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum was founded in 1897. It is the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. In 2014, 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 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: "Pay-What-You-Wish Saturdays from 6:00-9:00 PM, with free guided tours at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM on weekdays and 1 PM and 3 PM on weekends."
- 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.