Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
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Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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Travel through 3,500 years of glassmaking history at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s largest glass museum. Catch a glass-blowing demonstration, make your own glass ornament, watch a flameworking showcase, check out the tower of casserole dishes, and marvel at countless glass sculptures. The Innovation Center promises great fun too, where you can whisper to a friend from both ends of a giant glass egg. Don’t leave without visiting the Shops, and refueling at the café. Book your ticket in advance—each ticket is valid for two days, with kids and teens visiting for free. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • JerseyJosie
    239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and Accessible!
    You need to use the Corning Welcome Center parking lot for museum parking. We parked close to the Welcome Center and followed the red line path to the museum. It’s a pleasant path and took only a couple minutes to walk to the museum. One of the people in our party needs to ride a scooter. The path and the museum are fully accessible for wheelchair and scooter users. We spent a little over two hours in the museum and still didn’t see everything. The admission ticket is good for two days. The museum is huge, spacious and has high ceilings. We really enjoyed the contemporary art galleries. The glass pieces were beautiful, creative, and insightful. The Innovation Center has fun and interesting demonstrations. We watched the Glass Breaking and the Flame Working demos. We highly recommend visiting this museum.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review highlighting our efforts to offer accessibility for all. It is wonderful to hear that you had an opportunity in your time with us to experience the contemporary art gallery, the innovation center, glass breaking and flame working. We strive to help our guests see glass in a new light. Thank you again for your recommendation and we hope you have a chance to visit us again soon.
    Written 14 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • cruwdragon
    Kents Store, Virginia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More to do than expected
    Our family loved our trip to the Corning Glass Museum. There was way more to see than we expected and we wished we had a little more time to explore than we allowed ourselves. Each of us took part in creating our own glass piece. The kids each made a pendant, my husband blew a glass ornament and I formed a decorative flower. The staff was amazing and all the demos we attended were excellent. We would highly recommend stopping here if you are in the area.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations of things to do and hope you had an opportunity to take advantage of your admission pass being valid for two days. Thank you again for highly recommending the Museum for anyone traveling in the area! We hope you have a chance to visit again soon!
    Written 26 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • m60freeman
    Columbus, Ohio96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large and wide ranging collection with a huge gift shop that's an art gallery by itself.
    If you are really interested in art glass, it is worth planning for two days. Luckily, the admission covers that. I must have spent almost a half-day in the gift shop, which is as large as some entire museums and far larger (and more densely packed) than most glass art galleries. The museum itself includes everything from the history of glass from ancient times to today, a wide variety of styles of art glass in a truly impressive number of galleries, and live demonstrations of both sculpting small glass figures to glass blowing of large pieces. This was my third trip to the museum over about 10 years, bringing different people each time. Well worth my 6-hour drive (each way) just to go to this one museum. I would add photos, but I took hundreds. (Note that no tripods or even monopods are allowed.)
    Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled that you had such a great experience, immersing yourself in the wonderful world of glass! We are also excited to hear that this was your third visit to the Museum and were able to make more unbreakable memories with friends, and family. We hope you get the chance to visit again soon!
    Written 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Barbara H
    New York City, New York18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this museum!
    This museum is truly one of the extraordinary museums in the country. It is a feast for your eyes! It is known for the contemporary collection, but the historic pieces (gallery is the size of a few football fields) is beyond comprehension. Perfectly intact ancient (over 3,000) pieces that are mind boggling to Tiffany which are magnificent! We made the 5 hr trip from Brooklyn and it was worth every minute in the car. I can't recommend it highly enough. Nice cafe, great museum shop, and Corning is a lovely towm.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that your experience was extraordinary and well worth the 5-hour journey you took to arrive in Corning. We love that you had a chance to enjoy the cafe, museum shops and perhaps visited our Gaffer District in downtown Corning, NY. Corning and Corning Museum of Glass is the perfect destination for a fun weekend! We hope you have a chance to visit again soon.
    Written 12 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2023
  • gypsyred
    Sarasota, Florida262 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    EVERYTHING GLASS
    The museum is spectacular. Anything you want to know about glass is there. WE saw a wonderful exhibit on the history of glass and wine which is totally appropriate since the museum is near the Finger Lake wine region. The gift shop is spectacular!
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. Our Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine will be on exhibit through January 2, 2024, for those who would like to explore the ways glass touches wine as it travels from grape to goblet. We hope you have a chance to visit us again soon!
    Written 16 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Cheryl S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glass Is Amazing
    This museum keeps growing and changing and amazing. There is so much to see, plus the make your own glass experience. Corning is a beautiful setting and I can't recommend this place enough, for all ages and talents.
    Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review on your visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and all the Museum has to offer. We hope you get the chance to visit again soon!
    Written 5 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 September 2023
  • BruceandCathy2014
    Prairie Village, Kansas225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan on several hours. If you are in the area, this is a not-to-be-missed attraction
    From glass blowing and working demonstrations, to unbelievably beautiful art works made of glass, to historical artifacts of glass (35 centuries worth) this place is amazing. It even has a restaurant that is excellent, with great variety of offerings. Plan on 4 hours or so and eat here too. Skip the Combo Ticket (which includes the tiny Rockwell Museum in the old City Hall). It does have some nice Remingtons and a couple of Morans, but is not a big collection.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at CMoG and took the time to enjoy all that we have to offer, including our cafe offerings! We hope you have a chance to visit again!
    Written 13 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
  • OnAir58506431030
    Exton, Pennsylvania19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    We enjoyed our visit. Parking was easy. The staff was friendly, available, and helpful. The museum is very clean and well lit. There is much to see, it included a demonstration of glass blowing which was amazing. The cafe had a varied selection of foods.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to share your experience! We hope you have a chance to visit again soon!
    Written 27 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • William J
    Ellicott City, Maryland741 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational, informative, interesting and lovely!
    We didn’t know what to expect, but it has a very impressive glass collection. And there are numerous educational demonstrations and exhibits. We watched the glass pumpkin making demonstration; very interesting! We visited this museum mostly out of curiosity and were glad that we did. The gift shop is huge. And we received this glass light catcher as a free gift for completing the guest survey. If you’re any type of glass collector, I highly recommended this museum to you!
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you were impressed by the over 50,000 pieces of glass art on display at the museum and that your curiosity was turned to interest and such a wonderful recommendation. We hope you have an opportunity to visit us again!
    Written 4 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • MNDoodles
    Stillwater, Minnesota679 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary Museum
    We spent over 6 hours at this exceptional museum and still didn’t see everything. The exhibits are amazing. The glass collections are wonderfully diverse, truly representing centuries of glass making. My favorite exhibit was ‘35 Centuries of Glass’, a brilliant display and explanation of glass making over the centuries. We had fun taking a Make your own Glass’ class too, advance reservations required. The gift shop is huge and full of great art glass pieces plus many every day items like Corelle and Pyrex. The cafe had a good selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. I ordered a gluten free cheese pizza which was good. The outdoor patio was nice for taking afternoon cappuccino at the cafe. This is a world class museum, well worth a full day of your time. Go and enjoy!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review on your visit. It sounds like you had a great day exploring our wonderful world of glass! The Museum has so much to offer it's hard to see it all in one day. Don't forget Museum admission is valid for to days! Thank you again for visiting and we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 9 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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Matthew E
Cedar Grove, NJ16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
During a trip ti the finger lakes, my wife came across the museum. We thought it would be an interesting day. We went three days in a row. Got an in depth view into glass blowing and watching artists work. Informative and incredible to watch these masters work. A MUST if you are in area. Will be back, I guarantee...
Written 16 March 2024
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Thank you for spending three days with us! We love hearing home much you appreciated the hot glass shows and our masterful team! We hope you are able to visit again soon! Perhaps on your return trip you can take advantage of a Make Your Own Glass class?
Written 18 March 2024
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Kathaleen B
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fascinating merge of art and science. My family, ages 10 to 80 found engaging and educational exhibits and demonstrations. Many of the exhibits are interactive which made everyone happy.
Written 27 February 2024
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Thank you for visiting the Museum! It's wonderful to hear that your whole family found the museum to be as fascinating and educational as we do! Welcome to our glassy world. We hope you have a chance to visit again soon!
Written 29 February 2024
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Linda S
Buffalo, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was just amazing what artists can create with glass
Every exhibition was mind boggling
Unbelievable works of art
How did they create that???
Written 21 February 2024
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Thank you for visiting the Museum. We hope you had an opportunity to enjoy one of our hot glass demonstrations while you visited to have a chance to get the answer to your question "How did they create that?? We truly are pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful glassy world!
Written 26 February 2024
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CatRob_12
Cranston, RI483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A most exclusive museum featuring historical glass, modern glass, interactive innovations area along with changing exhibits. There is a restaurant and large gift shop. We went in Jane, but considering the parking, it looks like summers can be busy. Highly recommended an off season visit. Lots of restaurants and events in and around town. I am sure that we missed seasonal trees and color, but there was much to be gained from this visit. We could have spent all day there. We didn’t finish in a half day.
Written 5 February 2024
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and highlighting all the things we find wonderful in our glassy world. Our peak season is from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, but there is plenty to see throughout the whole year! We hope you have an opportunity to visit again. Perhaps this time you could schedule a Make Your Own Glass experience?
Written 7 February 2024
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Susan P
Putnam, CT942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Why did we wait so long to go? We have been to the finger lakes so many times, and to this museum itself for events, but never took the time to see the whole thing. Plan on spending the day. You will need four hours, ideally. Allow at least one hour for the gift shop which encompasses an entire floor of the museum. They offer kitchen items, jewelry, decorative items, etc. priced from $1 to $5,000. I purchased some Waterford crystal wine glasses from a 75% off table! There are numerous demonstrations and learning opportunities throughout the day and galleries, featuring modern glass art as well as the ancient. There is a floor dedicated to the history of glass and its uses. The parking area is huge and it is handicap accessible. I found the modern art glass most inspiring. Whatever your interest or preference, you will enjoy the experience.
Written 10 January 2024
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Thank you for visiting the Museum! We are so pleased that you didn't wait any longer to be inspired by our wonderful glassy world. It sounds like you had a great stay, and we hope that you can visit us again soon and take advantage of our brand-new Studio for Make Your Own Glass!
Written 12 January 2024
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carol724
Philadelphia, PA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Helena was a great tour guide. I loved her passion for art and storytelling. The gift shop was fun prices ranging from $60,000 to $0.99. We have AARP and the ticket cost $18.
Written 10 December 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Helena touring the museum.
Written 11 December 2023
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Shawn H
Washington DC, DC408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This unique museum is worth a special trip. The modern glass art galleries are stunning, but made richer with the context of the historic glass exhibits. I only wish we had more time to really dig into them. We didn't time it right to sit through all the live glass demos, but the museum is set up with a number of those occurring every day. A few of the exhibits on the science of things feel like they need to be refreshed a bit. The gift shop, though, is a spectacular place to buy gifts for anyone at just about any price point - from $5 to $50,000. Much of the glass art on display there is exhibit-quality by itself. I bought myself a little glass dinosaur similar to one I got to see being made in the museum.

Also - I want to give a special shoutout for the museum staff who handled a dumb situation well and professionally while we were there (someone in my group somehow managed to drop their phone inside a glass art exhibit).
Written 9 December 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and your "shoutout" to our amazing Museum staff! We hope you have a chance visit again and see all of the Hot Glass Demonstration!
Written 11 December 2023
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum with glass making exhibits, history of glass, and examples of glass sculpture from many different artists. Could have spent all day here (only spent half a day). Extensive gift shop. Want to go back and take a class.
Written 8 December 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review! We hope come back again soon and have an opportunity to Make Your Own Glass!
Written 11 December 2023
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Great museum, I wish I had more time. Check schedule ahead of time for live demos. Very nice gift shop and cafeteria.
Written 4 December 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We hope you have a chance to return and spend more time watching the live demos and experiencing our wonderful glassy world!
Written 6 December 2023
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Christine M
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
They discriminate the museum is beautiful state of the art

The people in the gift shop discriminate in my humble opinion, and they don’t care
Written 29 November 2023
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The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to its policies of non-harassment and non-discrimination; the Museum takes this complaint seriously. Please contact the Museum at Director@cmog.org so this complaint can be investigated. Thank you.
Written 29 November 2023
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