Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass features a comprehensive exhibit showcasing the work of Dale Chihuly, a renowned American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. Despite the considerable technical difficulties of working with blown glass, Chihuly uses it as a primary medium for large installations and environmental artwork, some of which you can see at this gallery. The artist's complex and colorful glass sculptures fill the eight-room greenhouse. Stop by the adjacent garden to see a blend of nature and more blown-glass creations. Use our Seattle road trip planning site to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass on your trip to Seattle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very unique place to visit. Amazing displays, rare to find elsewhere. The glass blowing demonstration was fascinating. 
    Very unique place to visit. Amazing displays, rare to find elsewhere. The glass blowing demonstration was fascinating.  more »
  • easy to buy tickets but we thought they were expensive. Museum was crowded but their displays were done well. We listened to one of the docents give an informative talk abut Chihuly and the room's... 
    easy to buy tickets but we thought they were expensive. Museum was crowded but their displays were done well. We listened to one of the docents give an informative talk abut Chihuly and the room's...  more »
  • It's so amazing, and it totally worth coming to Seattle just to see it. To say it's beautiful means nothing. It's needs to bee seen. 
    It's so amazing, and it totally worth coming to Seattle just to see it. To say it's beautiful means nothing. It's needs to bee seen.  more »
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  • Second time going here, and I was underwhelmed. They didn't seem to have any new exhibits, in fact, it appeared they swapped out an amazing big display of glass items with a similar sized, but less dense display of items in one of the main rooms. To be fair, there are some incredible works of art made of glass all over the place, and Chihuly and company did an incredible job creating them, however there just aren't enough rooms and things to do to stay entertained beyond an hour. They have someone outdoors in their patio making glass, however while we were there, the man explained that he was trying to make a stegosaurus, and was still learning, so he failed once, then made a horse reasonably well. Then he said he was going to make a jellyfish, but failed at it, and without even letting everyone in the audience know, he just stopped, threw it away, and seemed to start putting the rods away, without explaining what he was doing. My kids enjoyed watching, but I felt that the person who is going to be making glass could do a better job explaining what he or she it doing, so that at least the audience can learn something, not just watch someone put rods away or mess up making glass and not explain what happened. They have a nice store with many items. Some heavily overpriced. My wife bought my daughter a 5"x7" sketchbook with a pretty cover that was $17.95. Something I would say was worth $10 at best. Other items in the store were not so expensive for what they were. I recommend going once, especially as a combination with going up to the top of the Space Needle, but this is definitely not a great museum for kids. You would be better off going to a science museum, aquarium or zoo for the kiddos.
  • It's easy to bypass this incredible museum when you are visiting Seattle and going to the famous Space Needle. But plan to spend an hour or more at this museum. I could have wandered through it all day. The glass exhibits are so colorful and gorgeous. Pieces are unique and whimsical. I had not read much about it, and was so surprised at how spectacular it was. The museum has many large indoor rooms, and the garden is unbelievable. You really have to see it.There is also a Cafe (check out the decor even if you don't eat there.) and a lovely gift shop. Highly recommended!
  • I've been living here for a couple of years and this was the first time I actually visited Chihuly and oh boy I don't know why I didn't do it sooner, it was amazing, I really got to enjoy the glass work and it's uniqueness. I wanna say special thanks for ANDREW!! He works inside in the glass garden I believe it's called, he is supper attentive they should definitely value his service, he is the one taking the free pictures, my and my friends wanted a picture but he took 4 pictures of us and even told us some tips for the picture. I'm not used to this kind of customer service since I got to Seattle, or specially after pandemic with the employee shortage everywhere. He definitely made our day better by making us laugh and have a great picture to save the memory. Not everyday i asked an employee name to actually write about them on my review. I thought he deserved it. I've work on the industry and I know what it feels when your doing a good job and someone ask for your name to write about it. Awesome! Visit Chihuly! Is one of the highlights from the City Pass, a must, and actually believe would work for dates :) such a pretty atmosphere there and art. 🌻🤩
  • Such a lovely experience! It's truly amazing to see the work of such a visionary glass blower in person. Hearing the story behind exhibits in Dale's own words was very enlightening. The community glass blowing demonstration was such a treat - Sophie & Paul killed it. The garden is spectacular in the spring. Such an enchanting space we even saw a proposal! Truly a must see in Sea town.
  • Worth a visit if you’re going to the space needle and have some time to spare. Would recommend getting the combined tickets for both, it’s cheaper that way. The glass blowing demonstration is very cool and even if you’re not very much into arts and that sorta thing you’ll definitely like the demonstration. The exhibits are beautiful and some of them are very eye catchy and vibrant, even for someone who doesn’t really know how to appreciate them. I liked the time we spent here. We were there for about 1 hour ( including the demonstration and the wait time for it).

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