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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Head to the Glory Hole and then browse, browse, browse

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Glass. First stop for us after purchasing tickets... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington State
Don't Miss The "Hot Room"!

The idea that glass could be an art form was advanced thousands of years ago by the Venetians and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, 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)
“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (84 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Glass. First stop for us after purchasing tickets was the HOT SPOT....a spot with four glory holes and working artists. Today the guest artist was working on a Pinochio.....we watched in awe as they attached hands to...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 4 days ago

The idea that glass could be an art form was advanced thousands of years ago by the Venetians and has reached its pinnacle in Tacoma by artist Dale Chihuly. There are displays of glass both outside and inside the museum, but the real treat is...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place, the hot spot is the place to be! We spent about 1 hr in there, walked around the gallery and went back again for another hour, totally must see.

Thank d19Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Museum of Glass, don't miss making some time to sit in on the artists at work, in the Workshop. It is an unusual experience, sitting there and watching them create a work of art, from beginning to end. It will...More

Thank familysleuth2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much of what to see in the Museum of Glass is outside—the glass fountain, the glass display walkway, and the other downtown buildings featuring glass art. Inside the hot shop, however you can watch the glass being made with step-by-step commentary describing the process. Similar...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking young children to a glass museum sounds challenging, but the Museum of Glass provided an experience they won't forget. They were mesmerized by the artists in the hot shop making unusual and striking objects in glass. We adults couldn't stop watching either. We all...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Killing time while in town for another event, so decided to walk down and see what the museum is like. Excellent displays and an ongoing hot work area. Nice museum.

Thank Ralph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The demonstrations were interesting but the pieces in the museum not nearly as spectacular as the bridge. The exterior and the fountain were nice.

Thank Gabriel Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this visit immensely. Beautiful place and it was fun watching actual glassblowing. A first class place and in a great area.

Thank David C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The hidden wonder was recommended by a friend. The talent amazed my family. This is a place of wonder of such talent. The staff was so nice and helpful. This bridge was incredible.

Thank Alleganymom
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Rob W
6 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