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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Travelinfein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I went mainly to see Chihuly pieces there was much more offered. The glass blowing demonstration was the best I've ever seen (far outweighed Murano, Italy) was interactive and lengthy with many artists involved which was mesmerizing to watch. Spend time on the grounds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HeidiD175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LorettaP345
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rocketman000
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 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