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Welcome to a new kind of museum experience.

Welcome to a new kind of museum experience.

We’re a new kind of museum focused on educating the world about design.

What is Design Museum Foundation?

What is Design Museum Foundation?

We’re a multi-city museum based in Boston, MA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. without our own gallery space.

What is a multi-city, nomadic museum?

What is a multi-city, nomadic museum?

Design is everywhere, so are we! We turn the museum inside out, turning entire cities into museums. Our exhibitions and events are in places people already go: retail space, public space—even outside.

What will I learn at the museum?

What will I learn at the museum?

Design shapes our world. It intersects with everything and everyone. We produce educational programming about every type of design. Learn how the design process can be used to make a better world.

Get Involved!

Get Involved!

Absolutely not! Design is for everyone! We offer the most accessible, inclusive way to engage with design and designers. Our exhibitions and events are open to all.