Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

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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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  • I thought the museum would be lame, but it turned out to be really impressive. It has interactive exhibits about glassmaking, glassblowing demonstrations and from contemporary glass sculpture...  more »
  • Visited the CMOG in November 2020 and really enjoyed the museum. You'd think how could you spend 4-5 hours looking at glass - but it is very interesting and the displays grab your attention. The...  more »
  • Totally enjoyed the museum experience. We missed our 930am glass blowing appointment but the museum reimbursed us. We got the combo ticket for the Glass Museum and the Rockefeller Museum. Tickets are....  more »
  • We had an absolutely fabulous experience taking our pumpkin glass blowing class. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and safety focused. They have a limited class size, so reservations are recommended. The price for the experience of blowing your own glass was very reasonable. They offered shipping (since it has to cool overnight). We received our pieces extremely well wrapped in two days. Their gift shop was so fun to shop at as well. They had a wide range of prices and styles. I highly recommend.
  • So we visited the museum during the summer 2019. It is a small museum but if your a fan of this "glass art" you'll feel at home here. All in all, we enjoyed the experience. That being said we bought a lot of souvenirs including a glass water bottle with a rubber protection/casing. Unfortunately the top of the bottle accidentally broke when I twisted the cap. But the review is about the museum right? It gets better from here, though I did not see any customer support from their contact list, I still sent an email to their info section ( just to try my luck), and guess WHAT?? They replied and they asked for my contact details so they can send me another bottle (see pic, it just arrived today). Amazing! KUDOS! Corning Museum of Glass. Shout out for Russell and Stephanie, thanks! P. S. My family and I left the museum full and satisfied coz the food was great!
  • The Corning Glass Museum is amazing!! I wish I knew how amazing it was so my family could have spent more time here--we had a few hours and could easily have spent the day here. The grounds are modern, clean, and well landscaped and the museum itself is fantastic--from the gift shop, to the displays, to the modern glass art area, to the demonstrations, to the classes. Wonderful opportunities to learn about the history of glass, see beautiful glass art, jewelry, and functional pieces, as well as do hands on classes. Highly recommend a visit!
  • We’re not really into art museums, and this was glass art - beautiful but..… However the two hour glass blowing demonstration was worth the stop. It’s in an auditorium with four large TV screens for close-up views of the work with a person describing what is happening. We saw a ~24” platter formed, with about six folks working with it - one main glass blower from Italy. And the cafe was a good lunch spot.
  • I know what you’re thinking. A museum of glass?! I thought that too. But they have hands on, demonstrations, cool exhibits, and beautiful artwork. They go through everything. I mean. Walking through the gift shop with a 3 and a 7 year old was a little scary but I was blown away. Do yourself a favor and make something over in the lab. You can blow glass (with help), make ornaments, or sandblast etch your own cup or bowl. My kids loved that. The staff was all friendly and helpful. Be prepared for it to be a bit touristy and crowded during those higher times of the week. All in all a great addition to our trip.

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