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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a cool place to visit but the best bit is watching the artists at work. We were there at a quiet time on Saturday morning. Some awesome galleries to see too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 563simonb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was on accident that we ended up in front of the museum, but it was beautiful and lots to look at. Relaxing enough to grab and coffee and relax near by.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank margarita w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has few displays and not very well presented. The hot shop, where they're making glass, is terrific! I sat for hours the last time I went. They had a guest artist and his work was sublime!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kitcatalina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 January 2019

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 28 December 2018

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
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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