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See objects of all shapes, sizes, and colors at Museum of Glass. As you approach the museum from downtown, you'll cross a bridge of glass. The bridge contains towers made of large crystal pieces, a ceiling with 2,364 glass objects resembling an underwater world, and a wall filled with 109 glass sculptures. Inside the museum, you'll see several permanent exhibits, such as a kids' design collection and numerous rotating exhibits. Visit the Hot Shop amphitheater where glass blowing demonstrations take place. Check out glass souvenirs at the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of Glass and many more Tacoma attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Tacoma online trip planner.
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Museum of Glass reviews
gorgeous building and great exhibitions. the live glass-blowing demonstration in the dome hot house is incredible! just stunning.....the common areas of the museum are way too busy, filled with too..... more
gorgeous building and great exhibitions. the live glass-blowing demonstration in the dome hot house is incredible! just stunning.....the common areas of the museum are way too busy, filled with too..... more »
I loved this Museum so much I revisited with friends from Seattle! The building is like a Sculpture for the skyline. Tacoma's artists' choreography is truly awesome and inspiring.
I loved this Museum so much I revisited with friends from Seattle! The building is like a Sculpture for the skyline. Tacoma's artists' choreography is truly awesome and inspiring. more »
I went to both the Museum of Glass and the Chiluly Musuem. I thought the Chiluly Museum was a snoozefest in comparison to the museum of glass. At the MoG, I went into the glassblowing demo, (had...
I went to both the Museum of Glass and the Chiluly Musuem. I thought the Chiluly Museum was a snoozefest in comparison to the museum of glass. At the MoG, I went into the glassblowing demo, (had... more »
This was our 1st visit to this museum. It was absolutely stunning to see the work!! There was some serious detail on a lot of the pieces.. I had no idea there were so many clever artists with glass. Lol the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The gift shop was great!! And the bridge outside is stunning and remarkable!! There are no other words for that for the detailed beautiful works at this museum. We will definitely be returning.
Price is around $18 per person. They have a showroom/kernel where you can physically see glass being blown and made into an object. There are so many beautiful creations to see that others have made. Honestly a beautiful museum. Kids are able to make/design glass and it is displayed. Love the imagination of what others can create. Definitely recommend.
The bridge to the museum is decorated with colorful glass artwork. The museum host glassblowing events, one of which we got the chance to watch. It was cool to see how glass is made. That said, their glass exhibitions are very interesting too, and worth taking a look around. There awaits a presentation of so many different glass artwork variations and styles. The experience is very inspiring and educational.
Amazing collection!! The museum takes about 1.5 hours to experience. They make kids draw ideas and then they build one of it out of glass once every month! So cool! The glass making process is incredible, lot of fun to watch
Aside from being difficult to find, and having to deal with a very cold, snooty ticket sales person, we loved our time at the museum. The art was fantasticly creative and the glass blowing demo was informative and interesting. We especially loved the crew there and in the gift shop, such friendly folks. I can't wait to bring pals along, they'll luck out and not have to go on a scavenger hunt to find it. Pro tip, the museum faces the water. Parking is near the Museum of Art or on the street in front of the cool cone shaped top of the building. You can also walk across the bridge that goes over the highway, near the City Hall. Along that route, glass art is displayed (see photos). You'll take a ramp or stairs down and when you see the reflection pond, go right. There's not any directional signage. The restaurant attached to the museum has a much more limited menu than online, but it is delicious. Dogs are allowed on their patio.
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