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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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If you have been to Chihuly in Seattle, this might disappoint

The bridge is wonderful and free. Court house with Chihuly is also free. Thought there was not much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth S
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colorado
Glass journey with the masters

The staged exhibits bring world class masters up close to the community educating on design... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
judyMaryland
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University Place, 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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“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (89 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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+1 866-468-7386
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"guest artists"
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"gift shop"
in 89 reviews
"visiting artists"
in 14 reviews
"hot room"
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"ask questions"
in 18 reviews
"live demonstrations"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 64 reviews
"stadium seating"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
in 24 reviews
"works of art"
in 17 reviews
"for sale"
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"space needle"
in 11 reviews
"art pieces"
in 13 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"walk across the bridge"
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"dale chihuly"
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"permanent collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The bridge is wonderful and free. Court house with Chihuly is also free. Thought there was not much to see in the museum. Cafe has good food, and friendly staff but on the slow side. Gift shop is good. Glass blowing is good if you...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staged exhibits bring world class masters up close to the community educating on design, technique and the inner creative process - concepts, assembled experiences that elevate the “work of the work.” And then there is the object(s) of power and delight. Illumination and placement...More

Thank judyMaryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been exposed to Dale Chihully through some of his other installations, and while in Tacoma made a point of going to the museum of glass. Be sure to access the museum from the glass bridge. It's a museum and gallery in its own...More

Thank Paul8777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass museum is an amazing place. The live demos show how the class is stretched, blown, manipulated... If you are local, you can get a pass at the Tacoma library (call to see if they have one available). This place is always impressive.

Thank rosew320
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The live exhibit is a truly unique experience and fun to watch and learn. The exhibition that was on display in the main area was amazing and even kept our young infant fascinated with the colors and displays of shapes and skill. Gift shop offers...More

Thank parkemb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even the walkway from the street is impressive with overlooking the harbor area and the overhead and vertical glass displays. Once inside, the galleries of glass artwork must be experienced. Be sure to see the Gibson Chandelier. Wow!

Thank Hot_Laps
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but hugely informative. You must stay for the glass blowing exhibition. Amazing what they can create! The museum shop has some beautiful pieces as well.

Thank GeorgiaTraveler61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding museum of glass First time here I loved it Highly recommend Must see It has enough stuff to keep you busy for at least an hour or two

Thank Allen B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fascinating time it was to visit the Museum of Glass. The hot shop theatre offered a large live screen of glass blowing. It was so interesting to watch a pieces of glass art being made. You were allowed ask questions during the open...More

1  Thank Katyland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my granddaughters for the day and to Tacoma. Decided to take in the glass museum. Their mouths never closed. Beautifully displayed would survive. Don’t forget to go into Grand Central Station and see continued glass works and the cosway.

Thank Anita W
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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
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MichaelAndrea
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.
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JessicaB380
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
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