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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great exhibits, loved how they even have kid designed art, and enjoyed visiting artist lecture and watching blown glass projects getting made live.

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Wheatfield, Indiana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Although we did not go into the Museum, the surrounding displays of colorful blown glass was mind blowing, excusing the pun. The unique shapes and even the ceiling of colorful blown glass depicting sea life was amazing. The pools of water were calming. There were a couple of pools that displayed unusual configurations of blown glass. We were told that... More

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Forres, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had never heard of Chihuly...shame on me...and have never seen such imaginative work. Each exhibit took my breath away. What a talent! I've shared photos with friends in GB and they have all been very impressed. This was an extremely pleasant afternoon wandering through the exhibits and in the garden in the shadow of the Space Needle.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I thought this would be a museum of glass (isn't that the title?) but it seemed only to be a showcase for a small number of nontraditional artists. One floor with 3 rooms of art that was not my taste at all and left me wishing I hadn't wasted my money. The artists in the studio were making something but... More

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Santa Rosa Ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration the most and what little paintings were on the walls. We expected more glass art by Chihuly. Worth a visit however but don't expect too much of Chihuly's glass pieces.

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Long Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The exhibit is relatively small and not as impressive as Chihuly Garden in Seattle. The museum has lovely store. Expensive but you can get some unique gifts. The most interesting part was live glass blowing demo. Very educational. I also enjoyed the exhibit of the young students. Very creative and talented art pieces. Make sure to go outside to see... More

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The museum is quite engaging. The displays are superb. There are some hands-on activities for kids and families (building your own creation for photos, out of lighted letters). That was a unique activity to be sure. We loved touring the galleries. Be sure to visit the outdoor bridge which has two walls of Chihuly glass, and a second area where... More

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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could spend all day watching the artists do glass blowing! It is so interesting and there is someone there to answer questions the whole time. It does, understandably get a bit hot in the room that they are working in, but nothing unbearable. The museum itself is okay, there were some interesting pieces, but it is a bit too... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The hot shop at the museum was well narrated. We enjoyed the glass bridge outside of the museum. The interpretation of the children's drawing excecuted in 3D glass was the most enjoyable aspect.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Chuhuilly Bridge of Glass, Union Station & Museum of Glass are beautiful! The bridge is so colorful. It is so amazing, it's hard to describe and very unique. Chuhuilly glass in the train station, across the bridge and in the museum are must-sees. There is no charge for viewing glass in the train station, or for walking across the... More

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