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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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This a cool place. Go over the bridge of glass and check out the art installations. Very... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Scott W
via mobile

Many different art pieces. I love to talk friends there to see how the glass art is made and to see... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Tacoma, Washington
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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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“visiting artist” (29 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This a cool place. Go over the bridge of glass and check out the art installations. Very interesting in the museum, many unusual pieces and watch the glasses blowers in action. Just don't touch anything, it might break!! I know all too well.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Many different art pieces. I love to talk friends there to see how the glass art is made and to see the many projects children an adults have done

Thank jonesbrianna645
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We decided to go one Saturday. The displays are great, but most interesting was watching them give a glass-blowing demonstration.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is not just a museum but an educational adventure. You get to experience first hand how glass art is made by the top glass workers in the world. Watching a blob of glass turn into a work of art, all the tedious steps involved...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you love art and in particular, glass art, this is the place to go! It doesn't matter what the weather is outside, this is a wonderful place to visit. You can even sit in on a glass blowing session to see how it is...More

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The glassworks go far beyond anything you could imagine. There are also live demonstrations that are quite interesting.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a wonderful exhibit that you should make a trek to Tacoma just to see. You could also add the TAM - Point Defiance Park or the McClouds auto exhibit if you want to make it a day

Thank RandCinSeattle
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and about 5 for children between six and twelve. There may be discounts at times and check their website as it may be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. They may also offer a guided walking tour through...More

Thank DEEvaluator
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I watched the glass blowing. They have various artists who come there to work. It's quite interesting to watch and process. They also have a group of artists who were vying for a place to hang their hat. We got to vote on who we...More

Thank Janharl
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Go. Enjoy. The kid's glass display (kids do drawing, glass makers make the drawings) is absolutely wonderful. I've bought a number of gifts (little pitchers and that sort of thing) in the gift shop. Pictures are are the kid's glass display. Read the cards. They're...More

Thank rw939
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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