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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 866 468 7386
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...
An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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Neither my husband, nor I, are interested in...

Neither my husband, nor I, are interested in glass, but after running out of things to do in Tacoma, we finally stopped by the museum. We are both so very impressed with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Seattle
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I brought my teenage son to the Museum as he had not been there before. My older son was there several years ago with me. The art wasn't as involved as we were hoping. We saw many glass pieces last time and not so many this time. The faxes and the many colored painted art weren't what we expected to... More 

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California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love art glass and there was a Chilhuly exhibition - his drawings and paintings. The exhibits are stunning and there is an interesting hot glass demonstration. Definitely make this a stop when visiting Tacoma!

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Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was fun to watch a demo on blowing glass and producing a beautiful glass basket. We were disappointed that so few pieces of blown glass were on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Neither my husband, nor I, are interested in glass, but after running out of things to do in Tacoma, we finally stopped by the museum. We are both so very impressed with the information and stories about each glass sculpture, the well designed displays, and especially the glass workshop providing with knowledge how glass vases are made. You must visit,... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I was in town for an event so thought I would pop in. I must say I an no glass expert or even art expert of any sort was all new to me. They had a large exhibit of the man artist who I didn't know of and it was interesting but mostly drawings and not my thing. Very limited... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I just visited this museum with family who was visiting out of town and we were all disappointed. So much in fact we were wondering if we could get our money back. The layout is difficult to navigate and we felt like we were in a maze and had to walk a distance to just get into the museum (not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just the property of Tacoma Museum of Glass is itself worth a visit. Inside you'll find a hot shop that features both local and guest artists, constantly changing exhibits and a museum shop. Outside are the Chihuly glass bridge and the Fluent Steps pond exhibits. Plan your visit when the hot shop is open. As the glass is being blown,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The public exhibits of glass arts vary from good to extraordinary. The consistent treat is the hot shot. Watching glass artists creating their works while you watch is fascinating. Questions are answered by a staff member who knows the techniques and artists. Have visited several times.

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Se Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having visited the Chihuly glass and garden in Seattle, we wanted to see the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Despite the weather and the 35 minute drive out of Seattle, we had no trouble passing a couple of hours in the museum as well as watch the glass blowers in the hot shop. With limited time in Seattle, we enjoyed... More 

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Kingston, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When I was done walking though everything, I asked them if I missed something because I didn't see any glass.? They should change the name to Chihuly drawings and paint, and a bunch of faxes. There was way more glass in their store than in the museum. You can go in the store for free. I hope they use my... More 

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