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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Amazing place

We are in Tacoma and went to the Museum of Glass yesterday. I wasn't sure what to expect but I wish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna S
Storm lake
An Educational as well as Artiistic Venue for All

Great museum as well as exhibits on how to design and blow glass. Great for children to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“visiting artist” (29 reviews)
“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (87 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in Tacoma and went to the Museum of Glass yesterday. I wasn't sure what to expect but I wish I had gone in the morning and watched the artists create their creations all day long. It was simply amazing. And touring through the...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum as well as exhibits on how to design and blow glass. Great for children to see the actual demostrations of glass being fired and designed. Exquisite and complex glass items and pieces displayed. for all to enjoy.

Thank MPierce2fly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled through Tacoma a few years ago on a road trip with my hubby and our two elementary age boys at the time - stopped to see Chihuly glass overpass, which is so pretty and worth the stop alone! but didn't have time for...More

Thank LeasaMarie2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 in their workmanship as well.

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 glass. It was so beautiful. Inside the museum you could go...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 commentator speaks to the crowd). Even on a Sunday there was...More

Thank MARK K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable museum to visit if you like glass art. They have a stainless steel cone where you can watch the team work on producing works of art in glass which is fun to watch. The museum feels very interactive because you can walk across the...More

Thank rae_wul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our destination goals. We were not disappointed. I could have watched the glass artists all day.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a glass lover of all kinds and sorts. This was a dream come true for me. I am also a "fuser" so I really can appreciate people's creativity in this genre. WOW!! There was a demonstration going on the day we were there...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What you want to see is free-Chihuli Glass Bridge, waterfront and art. Not what you think it will be and not worth the money. If you know a Pierce Co. resident get a library card and check out a 7 day pass for FREE. Waited...More

Thank LM C
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Rob W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
12 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
3 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More