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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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I love learning how things are made.

Beautiful glass pieces to enjoy. The "hot shop" is educational on a novice level. I would have appreciated more detailed information. I was looking forward to seeing glass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are into the art of glass blowing or making art out of glass, this is the place to be. A lot of very beautiful pieces of glass. I also enjoyed the sculptures the young kids made. I also got to make my own piece of glass art.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The shows that come through the galleries here are quite good -- but the real draws are the museum's building and location itself and the glass blowing studio in the cone. One can sit for a long time in the gallery of the studio while talented artists blow and shape beautiful and exciting glass set. The museum shop is not... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful glass pieces to enjoy. The "hot shop" is educational on a novice level. I would have appreciated more detailed information. I was looking forward to seeing glass blowing, but the day I went they were doing sculpture. It was still good. Next time I will sit on the front row so I have a better view. They need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

As usual I enjoyed my trip to the museum of glass. It's always enjoyable and fascinating to watch artists at work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were told to start our visit by going into the Hot Shop and watching glass art being created. On such a hot day it wasn't what we naturally would have done first, but we were glad we did. Fascinating to watch and learn how glass items/art are created. A couple of the galleries were being redone during out visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Of course the minute I walked in the door I headed to the studio to watch glassblowing but it was lunchtime so I had to wait. In the meantime all I can say is WOW!!! There is something about glassworks that draws me in and inspires me. The exhibit in the back regarding breast cancer touched me deeply, don't miss... More 

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burbank, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This beautiful, sleek museum was the last stop of our group tour and we're glad it was included. The collections were impressive, though limited. One of the galleries was closed. The kids design collection was whimsical and wonderful. Particularly enjoyed the hot shop with the live glass blowing and large screen video. Definitely a must-visit.

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Portland oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was expecting to see some Chihuly glass - it's not here! Go to Seattle for the Chihuly museum - it is incredible. The Hot Spot in the museum was very well done, you get to watch real glass blowers do their work right in front of you - very interesting and well done. The rest of the museum was... More 

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This unique museum combines beauty and education. With its incredible displays of colored glass and the process for making it, one comes away both awed and informed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place is just beautiful every angle of this place is art, the blowing glass tour is very informative you can take pictures or just ask question ,every one there are so nice, the gift shop is very hard just to buy one think only you just want everything in the store the outside is so beautiful the glass art... 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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