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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402
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+1 866-468-7386
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...

An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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I enjoyed my visit to the Glass Museum especially the Hot Spot that brought back beautiful memories from decades ago. All staff members were very pleasant. The guys in the Hot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Manuela W
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Gatesville, Texas, United States
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Gatesville, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the Glass Museum especially the Hot Spot that brought back beautiful memories from decades ago. All staff members were very pleasant. The guys in the Hot Spot educating and passionate about the "Glass". Thank you so very much for helping me creating new memories. You guys rock.

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Thank Manuela W
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just made my second trip to the Museum of Glass in less than a year, and I'd happily come back again. This is a first-class small museum with a growing permanent collection and great special exhibits. The team of Hot Shop glassblowers is fun to watch. If you're just passing through town, you can enjoy the fabulous Chihuly glass... More 

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If visual stimulation excites you, then a "must see" is the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. This place is filled with wonderfully unique and creative works made of glass. There is nothing quite like the experience of sitting in on the HOT SHOP where artists manipulate and transform molten glass of 2100-degrees Fahrenheit into works of art. The Hot... More 

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Thank Nita D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With a range styles and artists this a good place to get an understanding of the changes and developments of glass work. The live demonstrations are fun to watch with a good commentary and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. While here, its worth taking the stairs up to the Bridge of Glass.

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Thank Andrew L
Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great family museum, but also fascinating for adults. The museum is the result of the Washington State glass blowing industry and in particular Dale Chihully and his compatriots. The building is unique and filled with a variety of exhibits not only newly produced pieces but collections from around the world. The glass blowing demonstrations are especially interesting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this recently with my family. Never been to a museum of glass before so it was very interesting to see the way artists could mold and shape glass. The glass blowing shop was very cool to watch. I think it was worth seeing at least once.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: I was hesitant about going at first and was convinced to go because it was free as part of Tacoma's First Night. I stand corrected because I did enjoy the exhibits and especially watching the glass-blowing. For the cost of admission, I don't know that it would have been worth it for the size of the museum for someone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rotating installations of the world's best glass blowers. Beautiful architecture. And the best display is the live glass blowing done by true professionals...so much fun for the kids! A must see in the City of Destiny!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma is a wonderful place to visit for anyone who appreciates glass. Make sure you check out the schedules so you can watch them blow the glass. It's amazing. My mom loves glass work. She could have sat there for hours watching them work. It was great to be able to take her there

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Thank RamonaL34
Seattle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a shame cause I had high hopes for this venue. Very over priced for the amount of exhibits that they have. Although they are lovely, just didn't feel you got your money's worth.

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