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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Higher expectations but less satisfaction

Seeing how big the Museum is from the outside, I expected to find more than two galleries, a... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Best Holiday family events

The museum had a bells holiday concert and ornament crafts for kids. A nice family holiday... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Renton, WA
via mobile
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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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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Seeing how big the Museum is from the outside, I expected to find more than two galleries, a classroom and a hot shop. One exhibit was due to open the next day, so I ended up browsing just one gallery with pieces of two artists....More

Thank elikoleva
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The museum had a bells holiday concert and ornament crafts for kids. A nice family holiday event. Very well organized and the staff always friendly and helpful.

Thank RozenV
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Not your everyday museum by a long shot. She very interesting work here to enjoy looking at. Not something you will see anyplace else.

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with great restaurant. Great way to spend a lazy afternoon. Wander through and be delighted.

Thank Shar0np56
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My school hosted a dance at the Museum of Glass. The space for the dance was great, but the museum itself left a little to be desired. I'll say right out - I'm not a huge art person. I find nature far more riveting. So,...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We enjoyed the Museum of Glass. It was a return visit for me, but the first time with my family. We liked watching the artists in the studio and really loved making glass snowflake ornaments. They were great gifts from Christmas :)

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is just a museum of glass. There are several galleries in the area that have better exhibits. If you want to see his glass, go to the Seattle Center. What keeps this from a 2 is the glass blowing demonstration.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The huge auditorium was perfect to watch the glass blowing demos. They were very informative and several different artist working on different pieces. There is a theater that was showing a documentary about Dale Chihuly which said it was 90 minutes but it seemed to...More

Thank Lisa8610
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I love glass - shiny, sparkly, beautiful colored - yet my family and I found this museum to be a waste of money. I might visit again on a nice day, but I wouldn't go inside. The architecture outside is fascinating, and there are multiple...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We enjoyed this visit. You pay $12-15 for 2 major exhibits plus watching people blow glass and having it narrated. In addition to the exhibits, the Museum of Glass has a beautiful courtyard and is right next to the Bridge of Glass which is a...More

Thank tmchica
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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
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.