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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
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+1 866-468-7386
12:00 - 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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Educational and beautiful

Getting to watch the artist in residence create works of art in glass is fascinating. Visit the workshop first to gain an appreciation for the time and creativity needed to make... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
Thomas K
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Getting to watch the artist in residence create works of art in glass is fascinating. Visit the workshop first to gain an appreciation for the time and creativity needed to make this art. It takes a team to make it happen! Give yourself 90 minutes to 2 hours to enjoy to the other works of art on display and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is quite an interesting museum to visit, actually one of twelve in the Tacoma area. These are basically Chihuly's creations, unless he as added other contributors since I have been there. There is a great bridge of light that you can walk across to the museum with lots of glass creations along and above the walkway. There are so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We start our Tacoma visit with this museum and bought the four museum tickets which was a bargain. We appreciated the contemporary Glass works. Off course do not miss the Chihuli section. The Glass fusion live exhibit was interesting but not so fun. You will miss more rooms to come since the museum is a average size. To be honest... More 

Thank Nathalie P
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This was my third visit to the museum. We spent about 45 minutes in the hot shop, watching the glass workers create a piece or art work. They were very friendly, creative, and described each technique that they implemented. We enjoyed the exhibits, and especially loved the artwork created by children.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Truly remarkable what people are able to make with glass! Having already visited the nearby art museum and looking at its exhibit of Chihuly's glass work, I wasn't as impressed with the Museum of Glass as I had hoped to be. However, there were lots of impressive pieces. Some were just pretty to look at; others had moving stories behind... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Glass Museum is more than your typical museum. Sure it has exhibits (mainly glass and two dimensional concept drawings, of course) but it also has the "Hot Spot" under that big cone. If you are here at the right times, you can watch glass artists working the glass, which is fascinating. Don't miss seeing the "Tools of the Trade"... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

The exhibit of Chihuly's Venetians was breathtaking. Go before it disappears. The front desk was very helpful.

Thank Nancy882
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

what a cool place! Don't miss the furnace room where you can watch craftsmen making a glass piece while explaining all the processes! And the Chihuly paintings and Wall of Glass are wonderful and not to be missed!

Thank Sha N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

When we visited in early July, many of the exhibit areas were closed. We were given a discount, but after visiting here I don't think the discount was enough for the limited amount we were able to see. However, what we did see wonderful. It was fascinating to see the glassmaking demonstration in the Hot Shop (stop there first in... More 

Thank backnforth2nfro
Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Way too cool to miss. Parking is available below; you have to pay before you enter the museum. Pass the gift shop buy till you've seen the museum. The glass blowing sessions are not to be missed! You can walk in and out anytime. There's stadium seating and a big screen so you won't miss anything. Also you can walk... More 

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