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Museum of Glass

Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 866 468 7386
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Ranked #7 of 86 things to do in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Art 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: Specialty museums, Art 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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Tacoma, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If there is a visiting artist - and there often are - in the Hot Shop, you can be in for an amazing treat. If there is not a visiting artist, the museum's own Hot Shop Team is also a treat to watch. We live in Tacoma, and go to MOG often, and never get tired of watching the glass... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The glass museum has a working glass shop where students are taught from master glass blowers. It is always fun to watch them making a beautiful glass piece. They show you what they are going to make and explain the entire process to you. There are other areas to the museum as well. They have glass shows that change several... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chihuly is one of the best known glass blowers in the world. His work and the work of his students is worth seeing. However, if you have already seen it in other locations or been to other exhibits, then this experience will not offer much more. If however, you have never witnessed the glory that is Chihuly...then you better go...because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum had some amazing sculptures of glass that were very interesting to examine. The galleries are setup to be able to walk leisurely through at your own pace. The furnace area where we watched them form glass was probably the best part.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting museum that is constantly changing the exhibits, also the Hot House where you can watch glass art being made -- next to the waterfront!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a great place to wander around. I loved watching the glass blowing, we sat in the glass blowing area for at least an hour and a half. Fascinating! I loved all the displays - the colors and designs are so vivid. We were visiting from out of town and the museum was a wonderful place to see some... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

not a bad place to visit, but nothing earth shattering either. better collection of chihuly glass elsewhere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The art displays at the museum of glass are amazing. It's well worth the effort to get out and enjoy what the beauty of artistic glass can offer. The displays are something that pictures can't really reflect. It's a very different vibe when you walk in. I plan to go again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to the museum of glass with my youngest son and really enjoyed it there was a lot for children to do and if you like art there is a lot to see that's really beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visit the Glass Museum several times a year. The Chihuly work is beautiful but not the only spectacular glass there. Spent time viewing the exquisite Oriental glassware. Do not miss the hot shop - the glass artists make phenomenal pieces before your very eyes. Cafe is fine. Gift shop is not to be missed. Do not fail to visit... More 

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