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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. Plan to visit Museum of Glass during your Tacoma vacation using our convenient Tacoma holiday planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The approach to this museum is as awesome as the contents. The Chihuly Bridge of Glass with its Venetian Wall is stunning, and changes constantly with the ambient light. And that part is free! Inside,...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Definitely look for discounts, otherwise it is a bit overpriced. If you are interested in seeing how glass art is made, it may be worth the visit. There is not much here to keep your children interest...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    If you are in the area and have seen the glass wall and the bridge (both free) then you may want to see the museum $12 per senior.  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    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!
  • March 6, 2017
    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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