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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
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Museum of Glass many times. This was the first time they’ve show cases tribal art. We took my 4 year old niece, it kept her entertained and it was educational. We watched a video Tellebration 2015 Gene Tagaban. I recommend watching...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive display. We enjoyed going through all of the rooms and watching how the glass was blown and history of chihily

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BUDMaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plus of this museum is the working hot shop featuring world class glass artists on a regular basis. Also, the current exhibit by Preston Singletary is not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nfishburne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited to see the Preston Singletary exhibit which was extraordinary. Thoughtful, well-presented , and spectacular glass. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Our extra treat was getting to see Lino Taliapietra in the hot shop. Simply the greatest at work. If at all possible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

This a cool place to visit but the best bit is watching the artists at work. We were there at a quiet time on Saturday morning. Some awesome galleries to see too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 563simonb
Reviewed 1 February 2019

It was on accident that we ended up in front of the museum, but it was beautiful and lots to look at. Relaxing enough to grab and coffee and relax near by.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank margarita w
Reviewed 24 January 2019

The museum has few displays and not very well presented. The hot shop, where they're making glass, is terrific! I sat for hours the last time I went. They had a guest artist and his work was sublime!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kitcatalina
Reviewed 22 January 2019

This is a family friendly activity, but could get a bit boring if you are not a fan of blown glass. It is beautiful to look at, and I love the cone shaped structure out front of the museum. The bridge over the freeway is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Take some time to watch the art of glass blowing in the hot shop. Wander the galleries and enjoy the art of glass.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank clndnn
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Blown glass looks so cool , love the bridge over the freeways when you cross there's the big glass shelfs with different glass things , and inside is so cool as well , worth going ;) Pierce County library system has tickets you can get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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