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Museum of Glass

Museum of Glass

Art Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma
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    Jen M.
    "Hot Shop and watch the glassblowing"(3 Tips)
    Denise F.
    "Chihuly at Seattle downtown."(2 Tips)
    "... of Glass has a lot of beautiful pieces, and when my sister and I went there, we..."(2 Tips)
    Eric T.
    "... Museum of Glass exhibited an amazing Preston Singletary retrospective..."(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon31 Tips and reviews
  • hot shop
  • chihuly
  • beautiful pieces
  • scenic views
  • cupcakes
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  • Phil B.heart icon on user image
    Phil BebbingtonNovember 24, 2018
    This place is amazing! So many beautiful pieces of art to admire. We also enjoyed viewing the artists make glass sculptures in real time.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuOctober 3, 2013
    Go through the shop to watch glass-making in real-time. Check the schedule for glass-making classes!
  • HummingBirdGeekheart icon on user image
    HummingBirdGeekSeptember 30, 2015
    The Museum of Glass has a lot of beautiful pieces, and when my sister and I went there, we made our own glass pieces with the help of some very friendly professionals.
  • honey 🌾 b.heart icon on user image
    honey 🌾 boneyMarch 13, 2016
    This place is so boring! The beginning of gallery is not interesting at all. Glass in glass? Vases? Hashtags near the glass? OMG!😒The potato w/ fork? Sockness monster? Awesome? Ppl are you serious?
  • Denise F.heart icon on user image
    Denise FSeptember 6, 2017
    Disappointed!! I drove all the way to Tacoma thinking that this museum was better than Chihuly at Seattle downtown. One room was closed so the museum was just blowing room and another tiny exhibition
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreNovember 18, 2010
    Earlier this year Tacoma's Museum of Glass exhibited an amazing Preston Singletary retrospective of the young Tlingit glass artist. Check back to see more contemporary local works at the Museum. Read more
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? The Phoenicians are credited with accidentally discovering glass in 5000 BC when, while cooking on a beach, the lumps of nitrate they rested their pots on melted with the quartz sand. Read more
  • Jen M.
    Jen MorrowJanuary 4, 2014
    Spend some time in the Hot Shop and watch the glassblowing - it is worth the price of admission!
  • Oscelyn A.
    Oscelyn AndersonSeptember 9, 2013
    Must go to the hot shop to watch them blow glass.
  • Daryl R.
    Daryl RodriguesSeptember 8, 2013
    Membership is a bargain $75 for two adults and children or grandchildren plus 4 free guest passes.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SiskMarch 12, 2010
    Truly awesome showcase of colors, textures and form. Even though it's been four years since I took these photos, I still want to recommend this museum. Read more
  • Michelle A.heart icon on user image
    Michelle AndersonJune 4, 2015
    Make sure to check out their glass blowing demonstrations
  • Jim B.heart icon on user image
    Jim BergmanSeptember 20, 2022
    Preview some glasswork by walking the bridge from the museum over I-710,
  • Virginia U.heart icon on user image
    Take the survey to win a chance to do glass work.
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HultonAugust 30, 2011
    Love the kids designs. Maybe the best museum in the Seattle area.
  • Thomas C.heart icon on user image
    Thomas CoxSeptember 15, 2017
    Watching the glass-blowers in the hot room.
  • Patricia D.
    Patricia DavisAugust 13, 2014
    The work shop is so interesting to watch them create.
  • Arthur M.heart icon on user image
    Arthur MitchellOctober 24, 2021
    Interesting works. Some of the modern ones are not my cup of tea.
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WallaceSeptember 14, 2013
    First visit, and Dale Chihuly is here working in the Hot Shop! Wow!
  • Hunter O.
    Hunter OwensJuly 26, 2011
    You can't miss this if you're anywhere nearby.
  • Teresa M.
    Teresa MullinsAugust 21, 2010
    Very beautiful outside and in. Love this place!
  • Stacey T.
    Stacey ToddSeptember 1, 2011
    TAM, (Tacoma Art Museum), History Museum and Hello Cupcake for a snack :)
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia Poza NavesMarch 21, 2015
    Check the kids exhibits!!!
  • Ellie P.heart icon on user image
    Ellie PinesSeptember 16, 2014
    Wow. If you thought glass was boring, think again!
  • Fu X.
    Fu XiangNovember 4, 2012
    College student is free on Sunday.
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DimmerMarch 12, 2010
    Go out to the bridge of glass on a windy day. You'll feel like you're going to be blown away. Read more
  • Artulus I.
    Artulus IschokemodJanuary 29, 2010
    Go to Museum of Glass on any third Thursday of the month and enjoy free admission from 5 to 8 pm.Click on link for more details. Read more
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsFebruary 20, 2011
    Students w/I'D are free on Sundays!
  • Eric M.
    Eric McgahueyApril 8, 2011
    Love the fire fish
  • Peggy D.
    Peggy DolaneFebruary 2, 2010
    Don't miss the overpass display!
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WhittingtonJune 26, 2010
    Don't forget the bridge!
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