Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

4.7
Dedicated to the history, art, and science of glass Corning Museum of Glass boasts a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects. Trace 3,500 years of glass history around the world through the museum’s varied collections. Highlights include the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh and Venetian glass masterpieces. Head to the contemporary gallery to view objects from the last 25 years. At the Innovation Center, learn about the science and technology behind glass. The museum also offers daily classes, so you can try glassmaking and take home your own handmade souvenir. For more souvenir options, browse the large gift shop, which sells artworks, home items, jewelry, collectibles, and more. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Corning holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Corning Museum of Glass and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It's hard to say enough good things about this museum. The curators deserve huge kudos. The collection is amazing and the presentation is designed for maximum effect. I really thought this would be a ...  more »
  • Wasn't sure what to expect, but all I can say this was such an outstanding experience from get go, the displays are just beautiful, had no idea glass could be so configured in so many ways. Watched th...  more »
  • You won't expect a world quality museum in a city of this scale. But surprisingly it's there and it's a great place to visit. Plan on spending there least 2 hours if you want to see everything the mus...  more »
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  • A very well maintained , stylish museum. Great location , surrounded by hills. Ample parking available. Frequent shuttle buses ply from parking lots to the museum (even though it is just a walking distance). Kids and Teens can enter the museum for free. Adults with AAA insurance will get some discounts. Veterans also get discounts. Its a world of glass which is very well organized. Displayed a plethora of glass from the last 35 centuries. There are many Demonstrations, including a live glass making demo which is in a very well equipped theater. There is also an option to "make your own glass" (for a slightly higher ticket price) The basement has a store and a restaurant. All neat and tidy. Altogether a grand museum.
  • I was hoping this museum would be a bit more interactive. There are huge rooms of glass items and artwork on display, so it's great if you are into that kind of stuff. The live demos are nice and happen every 15-30 minutes or so. I don't think this museum would be particularly interesting for young children unless you paid extra to make your own glass work. Children 17 and under are free, and if you live locally (within certain zipcodes) you can get a discounted entry. Parking is free. Large gift shop, but many items are imported (not made in Corning). Also a large cafeteria there as well.
  • InBrought my three Great Nephew's ages 9,6,3 to the Hot Glass Studio this morning to make pumpkins for their Thanksgiving table. They made great pumpkins, the studio staff is so great working with the kids. The kids had a wonderful time, and will remember doing this always. This is such a wonderful hands on activity for both kids and adults. They will be so excited to see their pumpkins on the holiday table. The two older boys made snowmen last Christmas. We will be back again. The older boy wants to make a fused glass clock.
  • Truly a phenomenal experience! This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. The breadth of the collection is mind-boggling and the depth of interest is bottomless. The gift shop was intriguing with the availability for sale of artisan works, the book selection, and the variety of related products. However, I found the mass quantities of inexpensive costume jewelry, cheap watches, and unrelated articles of clothing a huge insult and very disappointing.
  • Love the Corning Glass Museum! Beautiful exhibits. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because we went to the Christmas Open House there were limited Christmas exhibits. I would have liked to see more Christmas decorations.

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