Museum. The term implies that you will see curio, nastalgia, something from bygone eras. Calling this thing a museum is like calling twinkies organic.
So all that is left to decide is whether it is interesting as the modest gallery of glass that it is.
It is small. And, given the fact that Chihuly marketing is everywhere, one would be inclined to believe that there would be more Chihuly pieces on display. One would be sorely incorrect. There were literally two rooms and a hot shop. You've surely read about the hot shop. It's kind of cool--the kind of cool you can find in many glass-blowing studios all over Seattle, and they do not charge for you to come and watch.
The two exhibit rooms were embarrassingly simple and small. One small Chihuly exhibit, and then other exhibits that were not in any contextual order, and were moderately interesting as pieces of art, as modes of expression.
I can't believe the people at the front desk are able, day after day, paying-guest after paying-guest, to keep a straight face while they take $12 a head. Now those people are the professionals.
Even the gift shop was lacking. There were absurdly expensive glass works, relatively expensive stuffed toys, some Chihuly marketing books and the like, and some greeting cards that had nothing to do with glass or the "museum."
I bought one of those.
You were smart enough to go to Trip Advisor to review this place, and mine is not the first to warn of wasted money and time.
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