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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Great museum

Enjoyed this visit immensely. Beautiful place and it was fun watching actual glassblowing. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
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Wow great treat

The hidden wonder was recommended by a friend. The talent amazed my family. This is a place of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coos Bay, Oregon
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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
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this visit immensely. Beautiful place and it was fun watching actual glassblowing. A first class place and in a great area.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hidden wonder was recommended by a friend. The talent amazed my family. This is a place of wonder of such talent. The staff was so nice and helpful. This bridge was incredible.

Thank Alleganymom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can, call to find out when the "hot shop" is open with a guest artist. We went a couple years ago and were able to watch a visiting Italian glass blower make a carousel sized glass pegasus. It was amazing. We've got several...More

Thank turtlelady58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass furnaces inside the museum add greatly to the interest; it's well worth a visit. Allow 2/3 hours. The restaurant is small but very good value.

Thank portway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed watching the glass blowers at work. What a nice treat that was. We were somewhat disappointed by the lack of variety of exhibits, but what was on display was gorgeous. We would definitely return.

Thank kguthreau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go to the glass museum on a Thursday night as it was discounted rate. We attended the live glass blowing and it was pretty cool. Very interactive as they had a volunteer explain everything that was transpiring before us. My Son also received...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After viewing the Chihuly Bridge of Glass up above, stop in to see a nicely-curated collection of other American glass artists' work in this one-story building. Good gift shop and cafe on-site as well, and there is a "hot shop" where you can watch glass...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beautiful beautiful a must see when in the area while there’s a lot to do in Seattle there are plenty hidden treasures in Tacoma don’t miss out on them.

Thank Lester U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I try to stop by at least once a year, since the artists and exhibits change, and it's always a great experience! I love to watch the glassblowers during their presentations, that's always a highlight of the visit. Make sure not to miss the glass...More

Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful Chihuly Tour. Not only did we learn about the Chihuly glass pieces we also learned about the history of Tacoma. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed hearing from the owner of The Swiss about the pub's background. Loved...More

Thank Sharon W
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Rob W
7 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
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