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Museum of Glass

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Not A Lot of Exhibits

The museum doesn't have many exhibits, but the items on display are beautiful. It doesn't take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christina W
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
a day trip to Tacoma

This is adjacent to the Natural History Museum. the glass work is world class. the area where the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum doesn't have many exhibits, but the items on display are beautiful. It doesn't take long to see everything. They have a workshop where you can watch someone blowing glass. It was very interesting. The gift shop is small too. Most of the items...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are a glass fanatic and have money to waste, it's just better to view the glass sculptures outside and on the bridge above. I did watch the glass being blown demonstration. It was ok but not worth price of admission. Street parking is...More

1  Thank deej90260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends from Seattle. Visiting this museum was the sole purpose of the trip. It was totally worth it. Not only were there many beautiful pieces on display, there was a great demonstration of the art of glass blowing.

1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is adjacent to the Natural History Museum. the glass work is world class. the area where the glass is blown is worth visiting. the gift shop will ship your purchases home for you.

1  Thank tonyl547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watched glass blowing at the museum today. Since two galleries were closed it was a bit disappointing, BUT watching glass items being designed was fascinating and well worth the visit.

1  Thank S N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice museum, but the Chihuli stuff is overwhelming. His work shows great craftsmanship, but most is too abstract for my taste, not to mention, way over-priced. I would have liked to see a wider selection of more contemporary artists work, and also gift...More

1  Thank charlesodonnell
Reviewed 14 September 2018

In the northwest, there are several places to see this unique, noteworthy art glass. The Museum of Glass in Tacoma celebrates Chihuly's Tacoma birthplace. I've visited the museum several times including the hotshop. For glass lovers, it is always worth a visit although I recommend...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Although several of the galleries were closed because of a change in exhibits, the entry fee was discounted. Enjoyed walking around the galleries that were open and there was an opportunity to create your own glass tube which will then be hung in a display....More

1  Thank HARRY M
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Rainy, dark day so the outdoor, glass fountain was not lit by the sun; otherwise, it would have been spectacular. Loved the children's section where glass blowers had taken children's drawings and turned them into glass. Two major galleries were closed for transition. The Hot...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This will absolutely blow your mind! The pieces are so beautiful and well displayed. Look closely to see detail. Be sure to walk thru the outside garden. It is breathtaking. Spend time and look again...you will see something you did not see at first glance....More

Thank Toni L
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Ashur M | Reviewed this property |
we spent over 3 hours , most of it was watching glass blowing, my wife would have spent the whole day, me, 3 hours
12 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.
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