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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 via mobile

Grew up in the area but never came until today! We walked through, read the stories, watched a video but the best past was watching them blow glass. They just work and work, they have cameras so you can see close up. The man using...More

Thank candaces0316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the MOG expecting to see just Chihuly glass pieces but they had artists for all over the world! Artwork from children were made into unique pieces. They were so whimsical and cute. We saw a live demonstration of the making of sheet glass...More

Thank LorettaP345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum with a very cool presentation of how glass is sculpted. A small collection of Chihuly but really appreciated the other featured artists. I believe that’s the way Chihuly wants it. Don’t miss this lovely museum in Tacoma! And the outside space is a...More

Thank LandOfJuncoville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was good. Hard spot to find. Nice staff. Nice gift shop. Good sjow in the theatre. Nice cafe. Interesting. Not a place 4 kids.

Thank rocketman000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only are the exhibits really interesting but they are displayed so thoughtfully. There is also the possibility of watching glassblowers at work. Also, one can go up to the bridge that connects the museum to downtown Tacoma, a bridge that has dozens of pieces...More

Thank Trup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is easy to tell yourself that you are going to a Chihuly museum, and then be confused when you get there. However, the title didn't lie. This IS a museum about glass. It DOES have some Chihuly work there, but there is much more...More

1  Thank Carl V
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The museum doesn't have many exhibits, but the items on display are beautiful. It doesn't take long to see everything. They have a workshop where you can watch someone blowing glass. It was very interesting. The gift shop is small too. Most of the items...More

Thank 177christinaw
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Unless you are a glass fanatic and have money to waste, it's just better to view the glass sculptures outside and on the bridge above. I did watch the glass being blown demonstration. It was ok but not worth price of admission. Street parking is...More

1  Thank deej90260
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends from Seattle. Visiting this museum was the sole purpose of the trip. It was totally worth it. Not only were there many beautiful pieces on display, there was a great demonstration of the art of glass blowing.

1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is adjacent to the Natural History Museum. the glass work is world class. the area where the glass is blown is worth visiting. the gift shop will ship your purchases home for you.

1  Thank tonyl547
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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