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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Not huge, but stunning!

My favorite exhibits were the Art Alley where glass artists turned kids drawings into glass, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Betulaceae
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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
Hidden gem of a museum

I love beautiful colored glass so it was no surprise that I was enthralled with this museum. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alice N
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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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” (91 reviews)
“guest artists” (20 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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"gift shop"
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"guest artists"
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"visiting artists"
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"hot room"
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"live demonstrations"
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"ask questions"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 66 reviews
"stadium seating"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
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"works of art"
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"for sale"
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"art pieces"
in 13 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"walk across the bridge"
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"dale chihuly"
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"permanent collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My favorite exhibits were the Art Alley where glass artists turned kids drawings into glass, the Hot shop where you can watch glass being blown and the spectacular Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Thank Betulaceae
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love beautiful colored glass so it was no surprise that I was enthralled with this museum. The main gallery has an exhibit of Albert Paley's and glass creations. I was blown away by the beauty and form and sensuality of his work. At one...More

Thank Alice N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Glass isn't a huge place with only a couple of connected spaces for traveling exhibits. If you love glass art, though, you'll find plenty to ooh and aah over, including outside and on the bridge that connects across the highway to downtown....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Museum of Glass and were impressed with the creative and talented glass pieces on display. They were very colorful and so beautiful.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the glass museum to look at Chihuly glass artwork. We also watched them create a glass bowl from start to finish. We also walked over the bridge to look at more glass artwork and the ceiling with more glass artwork.

Thank lvirtudes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this place to everybody I can. I love this museum and how they answer all of your questions and show you everything right there

Thank Harlee S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some information to know before you go here: The price to get in is a bit high considering how small the exhibit areas are. On the website you can find discounted days for certain people (students, military, etc.), so do this prior to going. The...More

Thank Erica I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see here. The MOG leans heavily on participatory experiences for children and there is lots of text with endless photos on the walls of the facility. But not once in a whole afternoon did I see or learn anything unforgettable and many...More

Thank ccmccall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an Interior Designer who has loved everything Chihuly. I have featured pictures of his work in the last two apartment buildings I designed. It took a friend to invite me to actually attend the opening of an art exhibit in his Tacoma museum....More

Thank Sunshinetoo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Chihuly gardens and museum in Seattle, it seemed apropos to visit the glass museum in Tacoma, as that was chihuly’s home museum.. so I thought. Nope. One small gallery was dedicated to his work. There was the glass bridge that displayed some...More

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Rob W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Ashur M | Reviewed this property |
we spent over 3 hours , most of it was watching glass blowing, my wife would have spent the whole day, me, 3 hours
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MichaelAndrea
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.
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JessicaB380
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
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