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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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Tacoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Hot Shop is fascinating--sometimes I watch at home on the webcam. I try to get to as many exhibits as possible, but I always love visiting the kids exhibit--glass "things" designed by kid visitors.

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Tacoma, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

At least one visit to the Museum of Glass should be required enjoyment for everyone, especially all of us in Pierce County. To have this elite museum just miles from us is a delight, and four generations of our family totally appreciated the ambiance, art, and beauty. They even have a children's center that we all also enjoyed. The hot... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited the Museum of Glass soon after moving to Washington State, and after our first visit we were hooked and joined the museum. We have taken the all of our visitors to the Museum, and they have been fascinated by the quality of the exhibits and the glassblowing exhibitions. if you ever visit Seattle, take a drive down Interstate... More

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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great worships u can watch making glass. At Xmas my husband won a quiz and received a Ventian goblet out if glass ($150 in the retail store)! Outside all kinds of glass highlighted on walkways to look at an take pix!! Must go to place if u love colors and beautiful sea type shapes!

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Seattle
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139 reviews 139 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're interested in glass work and art in general, then this museum will perk your interest. The two galleries are rather small, but I still found them to be enjoyable and interesting. I find the hot room somewhat interesting, but it's a lot better when there's not too many people in the hot room and the artists actually interact... More

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Ventura, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stopped in on a Friday afternoon with no idea what this place was all about. Parking was easy on the street for $3.00 (meter). Admission for 3 was about $30.00 with AAA card (the agent asked us if we were members so I appreciated that), The glass works were amazing and many exhibits to see and read about. They have... More

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Pacific Grove, Ca
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We felt for the cost of admission that it was not worth the time and energy to go. Between parking and $12 admission per person, it was such a small exhibit that we felt we saw more in their gift shop. When we arrived the counter person told is the hot room was there but the staff was on a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Came here excited but there are only two rooms of glass exhibits. 29.00 for four and saw maybe 20 mins of stuff. Don't waste your money.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was only able to visit all the surrounding glass art as they are closed on Mondays. Lots to see even when they are closed. The bridge of Glass, the water fountain sculpture and all the surrounding building house some sort of glass art. Fun place to see for all.

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Olympia, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a great place to explore without even going inside! The structures are fascinating, the glass sculptures around the museum and on the walking bridge toward the old train station, and the waterfront activity make this a great place and setting. Exhibits inside change often, there is a great little cafe for snacks and lunch, and watching glass blowers... More

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