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Museum of Glass, Tacoma

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See objects of all shapes, sizes, and colors at Museum of Glass. As you approach the museum from downtown, you'll cross a bridge of glass. The bridge contains towers made of large crystal pieces, a ceiling with 2,364 glass objects resembling an underwater world, and a wall filled with 109 glass sculptures. Inside the museum, you'll see several permanent exhibits, such as a kids' design collection and numerous rotating exhibits. Visit the Hot Shop amphitheater where glass blowing demonstrations take place. Check out glass souvenirs at the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of Glass and many more Tacoma attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tacoma online trip planner .
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  • Didn't have a lot of time to sightsee so this museum filled the bill. Beautiful glass and glass+metal sculptures, and the bridge of glass was beautiful! I totally recommend this stop and parking is ve...  more »
  • From the building to the bridge, give yourself PLENTY of time to walk around and enjoy every little bit.  more »
  • The outside and inside of the building is gorgeous! This is a great museum! Lots of interesting things to look at and even the outside of the building is super cool. Lots of neat places to eat and sho...  more »
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  • The art pieces here will blow your mind. General admission is 15 dollars, and though it only takes about 45 minutes to walk through the exhibits, it is well worth the price. The sheer number and quality of sculptures will leave you in awe. There's a live hot shop where you can watch professional glassblowers at work. There's a cute exhibit which features child made designs brought to life by skilled glass makers. At present (March 2018) the main exhibit features the work of Albert Paley, an impressive collection of mixed media scultpures . The museum also has a theatre, a decently priced cafe, and an art studio where interactive crafts take place. There's a lovely view of the harbor from the front entrance and an enticing gift shop. Overall, a visit to the museum of glass is a very fun time that will leave you inspired.
  • This place is pure magic from the moment you cross the bridge, under the glass ceiling filled with radiantly colored pieces to when you get into the museum. Whatever you do, spend real time in the section where they make the glass -- what magic! It's a relatively small museum but exquisitely planned, has a great cafe and the gift shop has everything wonderful -- including goodies for people on a budget. I cannot recommend this enough!
  • Fantastic exhibits. Relaxed art atmosphere. Young children have enjoyed art experiences, parents should be in control at all times. Lots of glass and mixed medium high end pieces on display. Parking is reasonable . I believe excellent opportunity for older children, youth. Foster art interest.
  • First time visiting this place. Was very beautiful and the price wasn't so bad. Art was great and you could see all the information on it. It would get a 5 star if not for the fact that I was kind of expecting more. I felt the place was to small. We had the "is that it" remark. Other than that it was a great experience and worth taking the family or visiting relatives
  • The art was nice and beautifully presented. I was just a little bit underwhelmed by the museum overall. I think I had high expectations because I recently visited the chihuly garden of glass. However, I think what people really come here any pay the admission for is the live demonstrations in the Hot Shop. That made the admission worth it. Very cool and interesting.
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