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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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If you have the time it is worth the visit. The live demo was very intriguing to watch. The glass... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sewart01
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Silverton, Oregon
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Latest Exhibit is magnificant, and the HOT SHOP is always entertaining.

Besides their permanent collections, the museum exhibits change periodically and feature different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas B
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University Place
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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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“gift shop” (83 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have the time it is worth the visit. The live demo was very intriguing to watch. The glass bridge is a must and it is free.

Thank sewart01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides their permanent collections, the museum exhibits change periodically and feature different themes, eras or collections from particular artists, some historical and some from rising stars in glass art. Our visit in early August of this year we saw new pieces that were beautiful and...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing time, my wife did not want to leave, watched team try a new design for 2 hours, could have watched for another 2

Thank Ashur M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot shop is a first hand look at glass artists in action; great seating and overhead screens afford everyone a good view. Since the exhibits change periodically, you can go back several times and always see something new. We always take our visitors here...More

Thank PEDuediligence
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit, the Museum of Glass was in between exhibitions and only had limited glass on display. The glass blowing demonstration was definitely the highlight but suffered from poor narration so it was hard to understand what the artist was doing. The movies about...More

Thank DaveGski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Glass is centrally located and worth a visit. However, given that you walk over an amazing Chihuly Bridge of Glass to get there, the expectation is pretty high of what will be inside. The pieces are beautiful and interesting, but didn't know...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put this on your bucket list. Not quite up to par as the Seattle's "glass & garden", but it is an amazing exhibit. One gallery was closed, but the one with "into the deep" exhibit was breathtaking. The "kids glass" was inspiring. And if you...More

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard about this place for years and finally took the time to come and see it. I'm glad I did! Aside from the disappointment that they had two exhibit halls closed (between exhibits), it was a fun and fascinating day wandering through the exhibits...More

Thank PaulDeeming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through in under 15 minutes and could not be more underwhelmed. My advice... avoid. Also note it's about 95 degrees in here with no air circulation.

Thank slappy42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly two galleries were closed- that on a long holiday weekend. One interesting collection of glass jewelry, but definitely not worth admission. The glass on display at our hotel- the Murano was far superior and free even if you don't stay there. Use you time...More

Thank brian w
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MichaelAndrea
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.
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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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truckdrivrforammo
7 February 2016|
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Response from WALewisC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a very nice gift shop on the main floor.
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