Corning Museum of Glass

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Corning Museum of Glass
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. The world's largest glass museum offers the opportunity to browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in the collection galleries. See works ranging from a small Egyptian pharaoh head to enormous works by Tiffany and discover the wonder and artistry behind glassmaking. Explore the day-lit Contemporary Art + Design Galleries which house the best of the last 30 years in glass, and a 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a space dedicated to live glass demos and design sessions. See glass created before your eyes during a live, narrated Hot Glass Demo, and be inspired to experience glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass experience, with projects for all ages for an additional fee (reservations available online). Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free! Advance tickets required. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days.
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Gregory M
Westchester, IL263 contributions
Couples
A fascinating collection of everything glass. Your admission ticket is good for two days. You can also buy a combination ticket with the Rockwell Museum. In addition to the various displays, there are classes and demonstrations ranging from glass blowing and firing to breaking glass throughout the day and I recommend you attend as many as you can. In addition to buying your admission tickets you can also buy an opportunity to make your own glass. If you do most of the classes, you have to pickup your piece after noon the next day. Since we had to get back on the road early the next day, we dis the glass etching class where you can carry out your work immediately. The exhibits are awesome and plan to spend all day there and not see everything. There is so much there that you will be planning to make a return visit.
Written July 15, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave such a thorough review on your experience. It sounds like you had a great time exploring our collections and watching the live demonstrations. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another visit!
Written July 31, 2022
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David R
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My spouse and I toured the museum, for the first time in at least 20 years. Advanced tickets are required, but they offer a variety of discounts for seniors, AAA members, etc. The tickets also allow for visits on two consecutive days. This proved to be very valuable, as we couldn't tour the place in one day. They say to allow 3-4 hours, but our concentration started to fade after a couple hours, so we came back the next morning to finish the tour. They have a number of temporary exhibits, including a display of items from the reality show "Blown Away" and a historical display of 35 centuries of glass. There's one section where they show a more modern and US-based history of glass, and I remember that exhibit from my previous visit 20 years or so before. They also offer demonstrations of glassblowing several times a day. And they have an ample gift shop. It took an afternoon plus the following morning to see everything, and it was well worth the investment of time.
Written January 2, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting us again and taking the time to leave such a detailed review on your experience! We are so happy that you enjoyed our live demonstrations, the permanent collections, and our special exhibits. We hope to see you again soon!
Written January 6, 2022
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Stephen N
New York City, NY1,444 contributions
Couples
The Corning Museum of Glass was the first museum we've visited since Coronavirus started and it was a good one. We bought our CMOG/Rockwell Museum combo ticket online with optional glass product making. The tickets are timed so we got there 15 minutes prior and got our tickets at the desk. Everyone is thermal scanned for temperature before going in so you can feel safe. The museum is large and devotes itself to all things glass. You see artwork made of glass. You see the history of glassmaking from ancient times to now. You see the usage and inventions in glass that make modern day technology possible. There are also numerous glassmaking workshops where you can watch experts make glass products. We also bought the glassmaking class - my girlfriend had a great time making her own little glass tray. I made a nightlight. You don't really make a glass product, more like you design it by gluing glass together. They will bake it and put everything in place and you pick it up the next day. We still haven't picked our pieces up so can't quite comment on how it came out. It would be a great activity for those with kids though. The museum gift shop was well stocked too. Yes, there were plenty of items made in China but many local things, as well. We picked up glass coasters with etchings of Mr. Rogers, Elton John, Dr. MLK Jr., David Bowie and Frida Kahlo. All in all, we spent about 5 hours here and it was a great museum. Would definitely recommend a daytrip to corning jus th for this.
Written September 6, 2020
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review of your experience. It sounds like you really enjoyed our extensive glass collections and the Make Your Own Glass fusing experience. We hope you enjoy the pieces that you made and the treasures you found in the Museum Shops for years to come!
Written September 11, 2020
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Liz H
New York City, NY11 contributions
Perhaps because I had high expectations, I was disappointed by this very large museum. First warning sign: to enter the museum you must go through an enormous gift shop and pass by an outdoor cafeteria and a large inside food court. The actual entrance to the museum was on the second floor, where the exhibits seem to be. Frankly we were disoriented from the beginning since there seemed to be no clear way to move through the museum, even in the section on the history of glass, which was arranged chronologically in somebody's head, but there was no way for this visitor to figure out where to go to follow the story chronologically. At one point, we actually spent 10 minutes circling around trying to find the exit. This was exacerbated by the too muchness of the displays and the lack of distinction between fine crafts/art and utilitarian wares. The section on the scientific and industrial uses of glass were more interactive, more popular, and more interesting -- but again a little overwhelming in scope without being very enlightening. And don't bother to make your own glass ornament.
Written July 30, 2022
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Thank you for visiting the Corning Museum of Glass! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding the differences in your expectations and your experiences. The size of the museum can be a bit overwhelming. If you have the opportunity to visit again, I suggest using the Welcome Center main parking lot where your experience begins in our Admissions Lobby on the second floor! From there, tour the museum in chronological order based on the tour map 1-11. This fall we are excited to offer Make Your Own Glass flameworking pendants at the torch and Glass-blown Pumpkins where guests will again have an opportunity to chose the blow pipe rather than foot pedal.
Written August 1, 2022
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Heather L
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Hubby and I had a great time a d spent 2 days looking at everything. The shows were terrific and I’m not sure if I missed it in the “Sparkling” exhibit, but I didn’t see much American Art Deco?

The gift shop while very sparkly had too much stuff made in China.

The other complaint was we were there at 9 am Sunday am the 3 people at the counter saw us waiting to be let in and the doors were still locked a few minutes after… meanwhile other doors must have been opened as masses of people were now in line ahead of us. When we did get in the main entrance the gentleman was quite rude.
Written July 18, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review on your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Collections and live demonstrations! Our 35 Centuries of Glass galleries features an American Glass section that you may have missed while touring. Next time you visit, ask a Guest Services Associate and they will happily point you in the direction of the American glass. The Shops feature glass made both locally and from across the globe to provide items at all price points to fit into any budget. Items that are made locally are signed with "made locally" signage. We hope that you were able to find these pieces while shopping. Thank you for your feedback on your experience in the Admissions Lobby upon arrival. We apologize for the negative experience that you had and your feedback will be shared with both the Guest Services and Security Managers so they can share the feedback with their teams. The only way to improve is to learn from feedback like yours, so thank you for providing it. Thanks again for sharing your feedback! We hope to see you again for a future visit!
Written July 21, 2021
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Marc A
Burlington, Canada8 contributions
I was expecting a half day visit would cover everything but fortunately I booked the combined ticket with the Rockwell museum so have two whole days to explore both. Interesting right from the beginning, and Just when I thought we'd pretty much seen it all, we found another gallery to explore. The live demonstrations of glass making were fun and easy to watch, and the 'Make your own glass piece' is definitely recommended (as are advance reservations for this optional experience). The Gift Shop and Cafe at the Museum are also exceptional. Definitely worth the visit all around.
Written May 10, 2022
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review! It sounds like you enjoyed your visit and were able to see glass in a whole new light! There is a lot to see and do at the Museum, which is why all of our passes are valid for two consecutive days to allow visitors to spend as much time as they would like exploring the world of glass. We hope to see you again soon!
Written May 12, 2022
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travelrus
Clifton Park, NY301 contributions
Family
This glass museum had something for everyone. The large scale art was beautiful and appealed to myself and my children. My husband really enjoyed the exhibits on the technical uses of glass (microscope, telescopes etc). The show was great! The admission price was reasonable and kids were free! We also did the glass blowing which we thought was wonderful. The blowers chatted away the entire time and answered any questions you had. The price was equal to something you’d get in the gift shop that you didn’t make/design.
Would highly recommend.
Written February 15, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a review on your experience! We're glad to hear that each member of your family was able to find an area of the Museum that interested them. We hope to see you again for a future visit! Remember, kids and teens 17 and under are always free to visit!
Written February 17, 2021
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Gafilpoo
Bluffton, OH438 contributions
This a museum unlike anything we've seen before. It included an art gallery, a history of glass, demonstrations, technical/science of glass, and a whole lot more. It was huge - you could spend half a day here; the gift shop itself could take 30 minutes - lots of local artists.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at CMOG. Thank you for giving us a chance to show you all that glass has to offer! Remember tickets are good for two consecutive days of admission as well as kids and teens 17 and under are always free. Hope to see you again soon!
Written October 18, 2021
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Karen K
Marietta, GA124 contributions
Bought our tickets online for a 2:00 start - we were early which was absolutely fine. We had a quick lunch at the museum - it was made fresh and surprisingly good. We spent just under 3 hours which really wasn't enough time as there is just so much to see. We spent the majority of our time in the Heineman contemporary glass exhibit and the 35 Centuries of Glass exhibit... We also saw an exhibition of glass blowing. Just amazing!! This museum is a must see if you have a chance!
Written June 29, 2022
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Hi, Karen! Thank you so much for visiting! You're right, there is so much to see and do at the museum. For this reason, all of our admission passes are valid for two consecutive days to allow our visitors as much time as they would like to explore all that the museum has to offer. We hope to see you again soon!
Written July 1, 2022
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Victoria G
Apex, NC4 contributions
Visiting the Corning Museum of Glass was on my bucket list of museums to visit in the U.S. It did not disappoint. We stayed for six hours during which time we were able to view the historical survey of glass across 3500 years. We went back a second time for an additional hour. The only criticism I have is that the modern glass (late 20thC.-21stC.) exhibit did not include the artist Nancy Mee from Seattle. There were a number of Seattle glass artists represented but Mee was not among them. This is a shame because her work is powerful. Dale Chihuly was included, of course but, thankfully, not over-represented. I look forward to visiting again one day.
Written July 1, 2022
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Wow, it's great to hear that you had such a wonderful first visit to the Museum! There is a lot to explore so remember that your admission passes are valid for two consecutive days to allow you to see everything you'd like at your own pace. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written July 13, 2022
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