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Museum of Glass

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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 yesterday

This is a family friendly activity, but could get a bit boring if you are not a fan of blown glass. It is beautiful to look at, and I love the cone shaped structure out front of the museum. The bridge over the freeway is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take some time to watch the art of glass blowing in the hot shop. Wander the galleries and enjoy the art of glass.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank clndnn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Blown glass looks so cool , love the bridge over the freeways when you cross there's the big glass shelfs with different glass things , and inside is so cool as well , worth going ;) Pierce County library system has tickets you can get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 582kayleeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum but we were expecting a bit more. There was a great exhibition of works from Preston Singletary but we had hoped there would be some more on Dale Chihuly. There is a workshop session on glassblowing that was interesting. Well attended and questions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betty K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, the museum itself is quite small and underwhelming, but the Hot Shop is utterly amazing. To be able to watch artisans make their creations live is pretty awesome. I could sit there for hours watching. We have brought several out-of-town guests, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank The253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teen daughters have been bugging me to go to the Museum of Glass (MOG) for some time. We've seen the "rock candy" sculptures perched above I705 in Tacoma and it had them intrigued. We went, expecting big, impressive things. First, BE ADVISED: the parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christina S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Even if you don't love glass art, you will appreciate this museum. From the hot room where you can watch people blow glass to the wonder childrens art glass exhibit to the traveling exhibits, you will be amazed at how a grain of sand can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Molly M
Reviewed 7 December 2018

We drove up to Tacoma from Portland to see this Museum of Glass after our brother had visited and gave us a positive review of it. The approach to the museum gives one a clue as to what will be seen inside as there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The entire museum was impressive, but I had a particularly good time watching the current glass artist work on their projects live with a commentator for the audience. I learned a lot and came away with a greater appreciation for the craft.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bradyericksen
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful glass pieces in the ceiling of the bridge adjacent to the museum along with works in the wall of same. It appeared we were looking up at a beautiful tropical ocean floor. This is outside the museum as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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