I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Cooper Hewitt Museum

We were given free tickets to the Cooper Hewitt Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are our own.

What: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Where:2 E.91 St.
            New York, NY

Who: School Age children and above

Me - Cooper Hewitt Museum was a lot more fun than I expected. I expected it to be a boring place where you just looked at things. However, in reality, it was a lot of fun. It was very interactive. There were three floors. We started on the third floor, and we worked our way down to the first floor. The third floor was my favorite. It was so much fun! There were a lot of exhibits that you could smell or touch or listen to. Some of them smelled really good, others not so much. They were some really cool dishes that looked really useful for helping prevent spills. However, the colors were not that nice. There were other exhibits that looked really useful too. Some of the exhibits were fascinating. There was one where you put your hand in a certain spot, and  it felt like you were touching bubbles. There were also these chairs you sat in them and closed your eyes and put headphones on. You heard different things being described, and it felt like you were experiencing those things.

On the second floor, they had an exhibit about differen colors. They weren't any interactive exhibits on that floor.

On the first floor, they had products to help people with disabilities. They had an exhibit where you could type with your eyes. That was my favorite part of the museum. It was hard to do, but really fun. There was another exhibit where you could turn on light bulbs with your eyes. There was also a  place where you could design a game. The Cooper Hewitt Museum is a very entertaining and interesting place to go.


Mom- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is really a fun and fascinating museum. Even if you are not all interested in design, you can still enjoy this engaging museum. It is not a place where you just walk around and look at designs. It is much more interesting and interactive than that. Currently the third floor exhibit, The Senses Design Beyond Beyond Vision is the most interactive exhibit. There is plenty to see here including innovative designs like forks made to keep food from falling off,  bowls made to keep food from falling out, Braille watches, and more. However,there are plenty of exhibits to engage your other senses as well. You can listen to  the sound from different types of speakers. You can smell scratch and sniff wallpaper. You can touch objects made out of different materials.There is so much more to see and experience too.  There is even an area where you can create your own designs.  The only sense you don't get the opportunity to use is taste. This exhibit will be open through October 28, 2018.

The second floor was mostly about sight. It was focused on color. There were color wheels and color patterns, colorful posters and objects of many colors and more. There were not really any interactive exhibits on this floor. This exhibit will be open through January 13, 2019.

The first floor had an an exhibit Access+Ability. It had all kinds of interesting products to help people with disabilities. There were shoes to help people keep from slipping and other  adaptive clothing, jewelry with build in navigation systems, and a racing wheelchair among other things. There were interactive exhibits including a computer that you could type messages on using only your eyes, but there were not as many interactive exhibits as on the third floor. However, even without that the exhibit contained a lot of very innovative and fascinating products, and it makes you feel good just walking around and thinking about how these products can help people. Although, of course, just because the products were in the exhibit does not unfortunately mean they are widely available at the present time to the people who need them. This exhibit will be open through September 3, 2018.


All in all, the Cooper Hewitt is is a very engrossing museum that can be enjoyed by just about everyone.

For more information about the Cooper Hewitt Museum, visit www.cooperhewitt.org.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a really interesting place. I'll have to check it out!