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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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While visiting friends they took us to the Museum of Glass. Walking up to the entrance we saw pools... read more

Reviewed today
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Beautiful Artwork and Glass Blowing on Site

For $15, you can walk amid a beautiful collection of art deco-era and nature-inspired glassworks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sterling, Virginia
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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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“gift shop” (80 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed today

While visiting friends they took us to the Museum of Glass. Walking up to the entrance we saw pools with amazing glass creations rising up like giant icicles. We watched glass blowers and heard a lecture by a prominent artist who works in glass. In...More

Thank Eowyn1110
Reviewed 2 days ago

For $15, you can walk amid a beautiful collection of art deco-era and nature-inspired glassworks, including a section where kids drew pictures of fanciful beasts and then glassblowers created the beasts from the drawings. After walking through the museum, stop and visit the glass-blowing exhibition,...More

Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are traveling to the far northwest, then don't miss this fantastic museum. You can, right there in front of you, observe the creation of wonders in glass. It was as exciting as a sports event tied during the last seconds. It was the...More

Thank Claus H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited today and were blown away by the variety of glass on exhibit: modern to Venetian, and a huge collection of Art Deco in between.

Thank JenA700
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great exhibits of Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. museum has a furnace room (not too hot for visitors--comfortable) where you can see them blowing glass and making sculptures.

Thank Lester A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the pieces were amazing to look at and the "Hot Shot" show was really cool. Unfortunately the artist didn't like his piece so he broke it, but still a unique experience!

Thank Alexandra D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Saw complete glass blowing art piece from start to finish...was amazing. Chihuly art display across walking bridge truly amazing. Cafe inside for lite lunches, snacks and drinks

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the museum at the bell this morning! Still had my coffee, ( make sure you hit Anthem coffee shop before hand) so we sat in the amphitheater watching the glass blowers. It's so helpful to be able to watch them from 360 degrees. So...More

Thank mwhite72M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see it ever in the area. The art and displays will leave you speechless with their beauty. They even have a theater where you can watch artisans busy with their craft. This is a nice place to bring the family...More

1  Thank 11STW24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The top attraction here is the hot shop, of course. You can watch artisans making original glass vessels. There are plenty of outdoor attractions to be enjoyed for free. The museum sits on an attractive and active waterway. The museum installations vary, but are usually...More

1  Thank shetoksalot
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does it cost money to observe in the hot shop?
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.
Is this a kid-friendly museum? I know, I know it is the GLASS Museum, but I thought I'd ask.
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
Is there a gift shop?
7 February 2016|
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Response from WALewisC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a very nice gift shop on the main floor.