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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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So I went to the glass garden is Seattle and wanted to se if this complimented it, it did not. While a major part of the museum isn't available until the 12th there really isn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

So I went to the glass garden is Seattle and wanted to se if this complimented it, it did not. While a major part of the museum isn't available until the 12th there really isn't much else. I would say until they get it up and running the only thing worth seeing is the hot room. It was interesting seeing... More 

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Fox Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's neat to get that close to some exhibits of Chihuly's work. Our favorite part is to sit in on the Hot Shop and watch guest artists create art right in front of your eyes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We parked at the dome free and took the free public transportation to the museum. We walked nearby to the union station which was worth a stop and ate nearby at a microbrewery. The HOT room was really HOT and BEER was perfect afterwards. Interesting to see different artists demonstrate. We really didn't spend that much time there though. Unless... More 

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Tacoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be an aficionado to appreciate and enjoy the glass museum that houses such a collection of art form, lead by Chihuly. The exhibits are never static nor are the ideas that lend themselves to creative outflows. The exhibits showing the transformation of the child's thoughts to art pieces is worth the visit.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is not big and does not display many works of Chihuly but it is nice and the Bridge is a must to cross. I found the work studio where you can see artist working amazing.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't be confused. The Chihuly glass collection, for the most part is located across the road in the Depot/Court House. This display is open free to the public on Tuesday. The Museum of Glass charges $12.00 per senior and more for others. On my last visit the amount of Chihuly glass was limited. The display of glass was of toys... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If there are glass exhibits, I must have blinked or sneezed. Mostly prints, faxes and paintings by Chihuly. These were not worth the price of admission. The hot shop is interesting if you've never seen glass being blown. Otherwise, avoid this "glass museum."

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed it very much but was small for the money, especially as parking was expensive too. It would be good to have signs for the bridge of glass else you might miss it. There are three small galleries, the hot shop, a gift shop and cafe, plus a few pieces in the foyer and that's it. Having said that the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was a fan of some of the artwork in the museum but quite frankly I felt like the museum was too small. I didn't feel like I got my money's worth with the number of exhibits that they had and I wouldn't go back. Again they do have some beautiful pieces displayed but it just doesn't feel worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a truly magnificent museum with the world's largest Hot Shop housed inside the iconic 90-foot stainless steel cone. So much fun to watch artists working live. Lots to see in the galleries as well as outdoor installations and the in the Dale Chihuly glass bridge. This is a very unique experience and I highly recommend it for the... More 

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 866 468 7386
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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