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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Immensely interesting well worth a visit

The Glass Museum is a spectacular find. Their exhibits and activities (a kids competition, for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nina T
Go to the gift shop and watch the video!

Large auditorium room has a giant glass furnace where you can watch people make glass. One person... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed yesterday

The Glass Museum is a spectacular find. Their exhibits and activities (a kids competition, for example through which youngsters can submit drawings to be made into glass pieces. The winner's entry is then blown to the child's specifications.) There is a "hot spot" in which...More

Thank Nina T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Large auditorium room has a giant glass furnace where you can watch people make glass. One person was making glass and a man was chatting with tourists on the microphone. Glass Film is shown in a large theatre but no one else watched the film...More

Thank Gatorartlady
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you thought the glass bridge was good, and it is, this will put you over the top. There are many thematic rooms with various types of formed and blown glass, in every color of the spectrum. This is by far the best such museum...More

Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The displays are spectacular. The explanatory videos and educational displays intrigue both kids and adults. Being located in the "art district" makes it near other venues and attractions. Parking is easy and inexpensive.

Thank Ott0
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the coolest glass museum in town and has such a great array of artwork! You can actually see the glassblowers working with fire and see designs of school children submitted for a contest actualized in the stunning interior of the museum. It's truly...More

Thank Dominick V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small gem in downtown Tacoma is well worth the trip. It has a fantastic permanent collection of art glass and the hot studio is fascinating to watch. This place is also interesting for the architecture of it, right next to the Union train station...More

Thank arttea
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what to expect when I visited. The live glass blowing is awesome. You get seated and watch glass artists creating things as a guide explains everything. They answer any questions you have and there are cameras to zoom in to see...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth the price of admission. Unless you go when it's FREE! Not enough exhibits, the artists being displayed aren't shown very admirably, expensive Gift Shop lucky if you find a trinket keepsake, but the glass blowing shows are superb! Go when it's Free to...More

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for tea and dessert at the cafe. Quaint area to meet and chat. It can be a bit pricey but worth experiencing. Check it out when there are monthly specials. Tacoma is full of culture- experience it.

Thank kimgee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is tops. You are allowed to watch the making of the glass art close up. The person interacting with us did an excellent job explaining what was going on. To make the most of this I would recommend getting to the manufacturing area...More

Thank hassingfinn
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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
7 February 2016|
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Response from WALewisC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a very nice gift shop on the main floor.