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The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

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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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  • Corning Museum of Glass offers a variety of activities for young and old alike! We took our young granddaughters to a glass making workshop where they created their own egg ornaments. Not only was the...  more »
  • Quite impressive and displays of creative uses of glasses. Definitely worth paying a visit. Also good prices on the souvenirs  more »
  • We chose not to go in because of the price to see some glass I thought was pricey so we sat, whilst our tour group went, in the restaurant and had a pudding.  more »
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  • Spectacular. An absolute gem to visit, with a large collection of contemporary and historic galleries. The live demonstrations where super informative and exciting to watch. Definitely try making your own glass sculptures too, it was a lot of fun! Plan to stay a while, all said and done two of us managed to stay here in the exhibit and studio spaces for 5 hours. Recommend to everyone.
  • My family of 70 year old grandparents, late 30s parents, and one almost 5 year old loved our experience at the museum! The new Contemporary Art + Design wing is visually stunning with the white walls and beautiful light made me happy to snap away with my camera. The glass blowing demonstration was neat to watch. The glass through history was also a great wing to spend some time in, but the highlight for the little one was when she got to make her own glass nightlight. Be aware though, some of the make your own glass projects require you to return 24 hours later to pick it up, as they need to cure. The price of admission was reasonable (kids free!), along with the rest of their pricing in the gift shop, cafe, and make your own glass. The cafe had some good food, better than many of the museums I've ate at in the past. My complaint is that the lines to get your food was too long, as every wrap and sandwich is made per order.
  • 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 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!
  • Super great Museum to visit for kids and adults. A mind blowing from the history of glass to the international art to how to make it yourself and practice... very wonderful experience Is a must must must for families in particular and after all you can buy lots of gifts from the gift store that is another museum by itself.