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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Unique and Fascinating

The Museum of glass is not large, and the number of exhibits is limited. However, every exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Jim A
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Ukiah, California, United States
Delightful surprise!

I had thought "Glass? How boring!", but this exhibition kept me interested and amused for the best... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Michael C
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Shushan, New York
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“visiting artist” (29 reviews)
“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (84 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Museum of glass is not large, and the number of exhibits is limited. However, every exhibit is exceptional and you can see them without spending all day and wearing out your legs! Must sees are the large outdoor exhibits, the live glass blowing and...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I had thought "Glass? How boring!", but this exhibition kept me interested and amused for the best part of a morning. Not just the displays of artefacts, which surprised me by the versatility of this medium, but the opportunity to watch artists at work in...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I can't believe how lovely these pieces are, and that they are really made of glass! Starting from the moment you arrive, with glass statues and figures outside the museum, you are in for a treat. The Chihuly exhibit is without a doubt a must-see....More

Thank beeha13
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This Museum is a must-see in Tacoma. Lots of other museums in this ares but this one is so brilliantly colorful you can't miss it.

Thank philmccracken2015
Reviewed 6 May 2016

After seeing Chihuly in Seattle we ventured the next day to Tacoma to see the Museum of Glass. A wonderful wide open museum featuring many artists from the north west. There is an auditorium where the making of glass is demonstrated and is open to...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Simply a great museum. The galleries were smaller than I expected. The hot shop is truly the draw here. The docents were pleasant and very informative, adding great depth and dimension to the displays. Bring your AAA card and get 2 dollars off admission per...More

Thank 123Viki321
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I guess you need to know in advance who is in or what is in the traveling/changing glass display area. I REALLY liked watching the glass blowing. While they didn't explain much, the people around me were asking ME questions about what was happening because...More

Thank GoodTriporNot
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The museum isn't extensive but the exhibits are interesting. There is a nice cafe and gift shop. The highlight is watching the glass blowers work on the Hot Shop floor.

Thank TerminationDust
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The glass throughout this place is beautiful and so worth going to see. We watched pieces being made and liked that you can ask questions as they go through the process.

Thank Groomfairie
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The imagination of artists and what they do just amazes me. It was nice out and they have art work outside too. Will bring others to it! Store was able to have large variety for all budgets.

Thank 542momof3boys
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Rob W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
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MichaelAndrea
11 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
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JessicaB380
3 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More
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