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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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  • We really enjoyed watching the glass blowers at work. What a nice treat that was. We were somewhat disappointed by the lack of variety of exhibits, but what was on display was gorgeous. We would defin...  more »
  • Decided to go to the glass museum on a Thursday night as it was discounted rate. We attended the live glass blowing and it was pretty cool. Very interactive as they had a volunteer explain everything ...  more »
  • After viewing the Chihuly Bridge of Glass up above, stop in to see a nicely-curated collection of other American glass artists' work in this one-story building. Good gift shop and cafe on-site as well...  more »
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  • This museum was honestly pretty disappointing. Entrance was very expensive and given that, we expected more variety both in size and creativity. There was a large gallery that while interesting to a degree, was filled with too many similar looking pieces. The other galleries were intriguing and the Hot Shop was cool, but the museum as a whole felt so small. For the price, it wasn't worth it.
  • They had the "art deco" exhibit when we visited. Was not a fan of the style but enjoyed the museum. Just the colors of the glass are beautiful along with watching the creation in the hot shop. The price was free due to being active duty military and it being between memorial day and labor day. Not sure I would pay the $15 for general admission, seems a little pricy.
  • I could sit for hours and watch them make glass figures and sculptures. Great place to visit when it's cold outside. Nice that they rotate the exhibits, so that every time I go I see something new. Lots of great pieces for sale in the gift shop.
  • Loved it here! The art is beautiful! It's an amazing way to spend your day off. I came here with my boyfriend and it was amazing. I absolutely suggest coming here. Also, go to the roof. The art on the bring is great, the view is amazing, and the fountain is awesome!
  • The Art starts with the.building itself.. Then the water features.. As your inside there's art everywhere of course. The staff is very knowledgeable and could answer all of my questions. We came on a day when live Art demonstrations were happening. (Check events to catch live demonstrations on your day of visit) We enjoyed the Arts and crafts that were offered with a little educational course given with the craft. (The crafts are free- check for when available) The Art Bridge is gorgeous! The gift shop has beautiful pieces for sale that have been made on site. As well as beautiful Art books on local Artists and visiting Artists to the Glass museum. There are so many photo opportunities at this museum. Plan ahead and it will make your experience a A+. I have found tickets available on Groupon a few times. So if your penny pinching look there first for tickets. If you enjoy the history and future of automobiles you can make a full day out of your visit to Tacoma by visiting there as well. Enjoy!

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