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The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Dedicated to the history, art, and science of glass The 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. Use our Corning tourist route planner to visit The Corning Museum of Glass on your trip to Corning, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A world class museum that is definitely worth the visit. We could have spent all day there between the demonstrations; the many informative displays; and the modern art pieces. There are also opportun...  read more »
  • It is a must see if visiting the area, very interesting and great for the whole family. Very affordable and the exhibits are always interesting. 
  • This was our second trip to the museum. Enjoyed the various displays in the contemporary art wing. The exhibits gallery had some many things to see. Can easily spend 2 hours just walking through. The ...  read more »
  • Gorgeous museum with plenty of kid-friendly activities, workshops, and shows. You will learn more about glass than you'll ever want to know. Cafeteria has a nice selection, at somewhat high prices, and the gift shop is also pretty large. Many cheap trinkets to choose from, but also many expensive pieces of art, so you'll find something no matter your budget. I highly recommend this museum but would suggest going on off-season type days. Weekends and holidays can see bus loads of tourists.
  • We found the museum "by accident" and it was one of the best museums I ever visited. It was amazing to see what artists can do with glas. The live demonstrations where extremely entertaining and the cameras and monitors on stage helped to get a close-up view on what's happening. The artists on stage were really nice and one could easily notice that they are having fun with what they are doing. One can easily spend a whole day at the exhibits and the live demonstrations. Definitely a must see if you are only remotely close to Corning.
  • We had such an amazing time! Everyone that we came in contact with was more than helpful and happy! The gift shop is amazing! Making my own flower was the best and we'll worth the money! Definitely going back again!
  • My wife, brother and I thought this would be interesting to experience & we were right! What an incredible place! So many intricate pieces of glass art & old bottles & the crazy stuff we would put in them & call medicine!!! We drove four hours & thought we'd be there for an hour or so, four and a half hours later we were being asked to leave because they were closing. We could've stayed another two hours. I highly recommend this museum to all who appreciate art and glass containers etc. My suggestion to the museum is to be open 24 hours Thursday through Sunday. That way all who wanted to could learn to blow glass. It would also leave enough time to see all the beautiful pieces without being rushed.
  • Amazing museum! It's one of my favorite places ever. The exhibits are interesting and captivating, the contemporary art + design in specific, was all white and beautiful, yet modern..Which wasn't a bad thing. The variety is endless. The 35 Centuries of Glass was so interesting, and the exhibits were just fascinating. All the others were too, and I absolutely loved the contemporary glass exhibits. I sat at a 40 minute hot glass demo in the amphitheatre, and it flew by. It was so cool, but not boring. I loved every minute of my visit.
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