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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Not much there MAKE SURE TO WALK THE CROSS OVER BRIDGE!

MY 18 year old picked this to go see. They have never seen how glass objects can be made. Parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary H
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Minneola
Fabulous experience!

We loved this museum! The exhibits ranged from beautiful to thought provoking but the highlight of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jpcook
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Boston, Massachusetts
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (91 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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+1 866-468-7386
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"guest artists"
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"gift shop"
in 91 reviews
"visiting artists"
in 15 reviews
"hot room"
in 17 reviews
"ask questions"
in 19 reviews
"live demonstrations"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 66 reviews
"stadium seating"
in 14 reviews
"works of art"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
in 24 reviews
"for sale"
in 19 reviews
"art pieces"
in 13 reviews
"dale chihuly"
in 14 reviews
"walk across the bridge"
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"permanent collection"
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"fun to watch"
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"union station"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

MY 18 year old picked this to go see. They have never seen how glass objects can be made. Parking is an issue, pay the extra dollar or two and park at the museum. We also took a lunch to eat afterward on the water...More

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this museum! The exhibits ranged from beautiful to thought provoking but the highlight of our visit was definitely the hot shop. We spent two hours there, fascinated by the artists and their work. The hot shop is set up for viewing with a...More

Thank jpcook
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great experience! The museum displays are fabulous but being able to watch the artisans at work, while someone explains why is occurring in the process, is spell-binding. We sat and watched for over an hour and could have stayed much longer if we...More

Thank Utahtravellers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum Of Glass is a fine, though small, museum focused on studio glass. Your experience will depend, in important part, on the particular show on display, inasmuch as items from the permanent collection occupy less than 1/2 the exhibition space. We saw a very...More

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hot shop is absolutely fascinating. I ended up spending almost two hours there alone. Great collections as well. There is a water dispenser in the hot shop area, but bottled water is not allowed in the exhibits area itself

Thank MikeJ98686
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum of Glass offers visitors a way in on the cheap, buy a piece of art for as little as $1.38, and you get an admission to visit the museum. Pay the regular admission to support the efforts of the museum and get a coupon...More

Thank George L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen the glass bridge and Tacoma Art Museum both of which offered a lot of Chihuly...if you paid for Chihuly and then go to the art museum you might be disappointed like I was!

Thank Shona S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a glass museum, there’s not that many pieces of glass to look at. The big attraction is where they do the glass making. It was extremely hot the day I was there and the people were not actually making glass- they were just talking....More

Thank Outdoorpartner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near the docks, the Museum of Art in Tacoma, Washington is a mecca for glass bowers and glass creators around the world. While the hours are relatively short (10-5), it is a great location for an education and feast for the eyes about glass...More

Thank Lestertheinvestor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed, as this states it is a museum I expected glass through the ages and lots of exhibits. There were a few bits of Dale Chihouly which were beautiful, the furnace room was interesting, rest was of no interest. The glass bridge was actually a...More

Thank rosielamb
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Rob W
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
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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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