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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Sun 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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Nice Exhibits and FUN Glass Fusion

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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56 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

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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!

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 

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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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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was a great find in downtown. The exhibits were nice to look at but the Hot Shop was the best. You get to watch them actually make the glass art. This is well worth the time to see. They have morning and afternoon sessions. plan a couple of hours and call for times on when the Hot Shop is... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is a museum that is a dynamic, not passive, experience. It is divided between the exhibition areas and the hot shop. In the exhibition areas are a permanent collection of 20th and 21st centuries glass sculptures as well as temporary and traveling exhibits by eminent glass and other media artists. In the hot shop is a raised seating area... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We love art glass, so this was a must-see attraction for us when visiting Tacoma. We were not disappointed. The exhibits were stunning, including works by the famous Dale Chilhuly. As you look at the glass pieces you wonder how they were created. To help you understand the glass making process, you can watch the process in the hot shop,... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Who knew glass making was such a beautiful art. Must visit place to see live glass making. Science behind is what interested all of us and it was stunning. Chihuly :)

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