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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an awesome program that they have for kids to express themselves. We had no idea what we would see. We were able to go into the ovens area and watch these middle school, high school and college students creat works of art. Very impressive! The museum was also interesting.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The company I work for had our Christmas party here! It was such a great environment, everything was beautiful and it was interesting getting a history of the glass blowing and seeing it done. I would love to come back and see more!

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Livermore, CA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you love Dale Chihuly's glass as much as I do, this is for you. If you are wondering why I love glass as an art medium. this is for you. Not only do they display magnificent glass works by masters and even children, they have a "hot shop" where you can watch a creation come to life. They don't... More 

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Reggio Emilia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I must confess that even if I'm Italian, my last trip to Murano was 40 years ago. Oh well, I guess I made up for lost time, visiting the Tacoma Glass Museum, as the glass blowing art is deeply rooted in Seattle Tacoma area. The museum is definitely worth the time and the ticket money, and I recommend you to... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Museum of Glass is so spectacular, with various displays of glass inside and a beautiful "garden" of glass sculptures on the outside areas as well as the gorgeous bridge with Chihuly glass and others on the walkway over to Tacoma's busy Pacific avenue with many more museums within walking distance. WOW !

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of my favourite places to walk around in the evenings. I really do enjoy the grounds when the sun goes down.

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Valencia, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We just moved into the area and spent an afternoon visiting this museum. The facility was very contemporary and we arrived when the kilns were not be used during the lunch break. The exhibits and souvenir was worth seeing but the balance of the facility was much better suited for families with children. We should have gone when all museums... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have such an embarrassment of cultural riches in Seattle it is easy to forget the fun (and enrichment) does not stop here. I have been to the Museum of Glass several times. The main exhibits are worth the price of admission alone, but the traveling exhibits are often quite wonderful as well. One time when I was there they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like this museum because in addition to the art displays there's a large room where you can watch the glass blowers at work. They have guest artists as well as an in-house staff of glass workers.

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Netarts, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We came to Tacoma just to visit this museum, after seeing Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition in Seattle which we loved we had to visit this museum that he help build. The artist demonstration is very nicely set and you get a full view of how they are working, it reminded me of Murano in Italy although this is much... More 

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