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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 866-468-7386
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...

An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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Fun things to look.at in the gift shop. Kinda pricey. Enjoyed watching them blow glass! They have a free day once a month, whoch is nice

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon! The exhibits were awesome and watching the 'artist in residence' creating a huge human heart was fun! I especially enjoyed the kid-inspired exhibit! A must see if you're in the area!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The quality of the glass and exhibits were very high but there wasn't enough of them for a $15 entry fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun things to look.at in the gift shop. Kinda pricey. Enjoyed watching them blow glass! They have a free day once a month, whoch is nice

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Thank Otter P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed something to do on a rainy day and a friend said this would be worth the time. The glass artwork was beautiful, but I especially enjoyed watching the artists at work. There were 3 projects in the works and a narrator explaining what was going on. You could sit in the seating area or walk around above the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly worth a visit! It's amazing how long you can be captivated by the glass blowing and craft work done by the artists here. It really helps you appreciate the exhibits in the other half of the museum. There are spectacular pieces of both modern and traditional glass work...not just vases and other containers. Parking is easy, in the garage... More 

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Thank quiltersue
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't know where to start or end. If you only go one place in Tacoma, this must be the place. The timeline through history is a wonderful read. The glass working demonstration is fascinating and educating. The gift shop is a destination onto its self.

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Thank Charles W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the stop here. Amazing pieces of glass. It's a fun place for all ages to go. From the very young to old. Well worth the visit!.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Tacoma's Museum of Glass was most enjoyable for the entire family, and we spend a fun afternoon taking in their marvelous exhibits of lovely artwork (some of which were quite whimsical :) that included pieces crafted in the early 1900s. There is also an auditorium in which visitors can view "artists in residence" creating new works, plus... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum of Glass was such an incredibly pleasant surprise. My group of 6 loved the time we spent at the museum. Words can't adequately describe our experience. Do yourself a favor, go! I don't think you will be disappointed and you very well might be thrilled that you did. And don't be in a hurry. It takes a long... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite museums. I really liked the intricate stained glass exhibits, the children's drawings made into sculptures, and the voting exhibit to determine who gets a grant. You also have to visit the kiln area where they make glass pieces in front of you. All around great museum for all ages.

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