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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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  • I was able to watch the students actually work with the glass. It was pretty warm in the room, which was fine since it was cool outside. Always love to watch people do what they love doing. It shows i...  more »
  • The Museum of Glass was amazing. We first walked across a glass bridge where the ceiling was enclosed with beautiful pieces of glass. Another portion the side walls had shelves of different kinds of g...  more »
  • The "Hot Spot" room is the space under that enormous chimney-tower thing. This is where you can watch workers making glass art... as you sit in a sort of stadium-style seating system (and a commentato...  more »
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  • I have never experienced anything like this amazing Museum of Glass in my life. The colors and the artistic shapes, I wanted it all. We spent so much time in the different halls admiring all of it's breathtaking art we ran out of time to actually watch the glass blowers in action. I will get back there next time I am in the area. But until then I want to share with you some pucs of my favorite pieces. See those amazing turtles, they will be in my house.
  • I love the open and creative studio for glass design for young artists. It offers a wonderful space to be thoughtful and inspired to create art through the medium of glass. You'll also love the Argentine street inspired cafe for a nice lunch and watch some magic in the glass hot shop. A truly hidden treasure in the pacific northwest.
  • Great place to see all the work from Chihuly. See all the complex and intricate glass art. They have glass work demonstration every hour. A must visit if you're coming to Seattle. This museum of right next to Space Needle. I parked on the street. It started snowing when I came here.
  • I love art so I love this place. The bathrooms were clean. It wasn’t crowded. The glass show was nice. The host of the show was friendly. The glass art was the best part.
  • Interesting permanent glass hot shop showing how various artists work. Changing displays of glass artistry on display in the exhibit spaces. Check their website to find what is currently being shown. Hohum gift store. Hit or miss on staff knowledge, friendliness and presence.

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