Founded in 1897 by the Hewitt sisters, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, the only museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to design (both historic and modern) has been part of the Smithsonian since the 1960s. The museum hosts periodic interactive family programs that allow children to experiment with design.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
|Venue name:||Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum|
2 E 91st St
|Cross street:||at Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri–Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St; 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||$15, seniors and students $10, children under 12 free|