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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Whenever I am in Tacoma, I make it a point to visit the glass museum. They have changing exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Portland, OR
Not much of a bang for the buck

Went here with grandparents and a younger child - roughly $50 for us to enter. The hot shop was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (87 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever I am in Tacoma, I make it a point to visit the glass museum. They have changing exhibits, so you always see something different. In addition to a small theater, they have seating to watch live glassblowing.

Thank Sophie_Linn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with grandparents and a younger child - roughly $50 for us to enter. The hot shop was interesting, but I didn’t feel the need to watch it for 30+ minutes despite it being the apparent highlight of the site. Not being a real...More

Thank TeamDC2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hot Shop, where the glass making takes place, is fascinating to watch. From the molten glass to the glass blowing and shaping to the finished piece is a wondrous and informative. The visiting exhibits are variable in their interest to me. Some very big...More

Thank RSIsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting the Museum of glass. Many permanent displays as well as occasional special exhibits. I enjoy the theater style auditorium with monitors to watch live glass blowing, fully narrated. Great place to bring out of town guests, walking distance to shopping and restaurants. On...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Glass. First stop for us after purchasing tickets was the HOT SPOT....a spot with four glory holes and working artists. Today the guest artist was working on a Pinochio.....we watched in awe as they attached hands to...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The idea that glass could be an art form was advanced thousands of years ago by the Venetians and has reached its pinnacle in Tacoma by artist Dale Chihuly. There are displays of glass both outside and inside the museum, but the real treat is...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 8 December 2017

What an amazing place, the hot spot is the place to be! We spent about 1 hr in there, walked around the gallery and went back again for another hour, totally must see.

Thank d19Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you go to the Museum of Glass, don't miss making some time to sit in on the artists at work, in the Workshop. It is an unusual experience, sitting there and watching them create a work of art, from beginning to end. It will...More

Thank familysleuth2001
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Much of what to see in the Museum of Glass is outside—the glass fountain, the glass display walkway, and the other downtown buildings featuring glass art. Inside the hot shop, however you can watch the glass being made with step-by-step commentary describing the process. Similar...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Taking young children to a glass museum sounds challenging, but the Museum of Glass provided an experience they won't forget. They were mesmerized by the artists in the hot shop making unusual and striking objects in glass. We adults couldn't stop watching either. We all...More

Thank Diane M
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Rob W
7 October 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
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