Founded in 1897 by the Hewitt sisters, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, the only museum in the U.S. dedicated soley 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.
|Venue name:||Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum||Contact:|
2 E 91st St
|Cross street:||at Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fr1, Sun 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St; 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||$18, seniors $12, students $7, 18 and under free|