Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
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
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Travel through 3,500 years of glassmaking history at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s largest glass museum. Catch a glass-blowing demonstration, make your own glass ornament, watch a flameworking showcase, check out the tower of casserole dishes, and marvel at countless glass sculptures. The Innovation Center promises great fun too, where you can whisper to a friend from both ends of a giant glass egg. Don’t leave without visiting the Shops, and refueling at the café. Book your ticket in advance—each ticket is valid for two days, with kids and teens visiting for free. – Tripadvisor
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  • gypsyred
    Sarasota, Florida260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    EVERYTHING GLASS
    The museum is spectacular. Anything you want to know about glass is there. WE saw a wonderful exhibit on the history of glass and wine which is totally appropriate since the museum is near the Finger Lake wine region. The gift shop is spectacular!
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. Our Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine will be on exhibit through January 2, 2024, for those who would like to explore the ways glass touches wine as it travels from grape to goblet. We hope you have a chance to visit us again soon!
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Cheryl S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glass Is Amazing
    This museum keeps growing and changing and amazing. There is so much to see, plus the make your own glass experience. Corning is a beautiful setting and I can't recommend this place enough, for all ages and talents.
    Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review on your visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and all the Museum has to offer. We hope you get the chance to visit again soon!
    Written September 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 4, 2023
  • BruceandCathy2014
    Prairie Village, Kansas224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan on several hours. If you are in the area, this is a not-to-be-missed attraction
    From glass blowing and working demonstrations, to unbelievably beautiful art works made of glass, to historical artifacts of glass (35 centuries worth) this place is amazing. It even has a restaurant that is excellent, with great variety of offerings. Plan on 4 hours or so and eat here too. Skip the Combo Ticket (which includes the tiny Rockwell Museum in the old City Hall). It does have some nice Remingtons and a couple of Morans, but is not a big collection.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at CMoG and took the time to enjoy all that we have to offer, including our cafe offerings! We hope you have a chance to visit again!
    Written September 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 11, 2023
  • OnAir58506431030
    Exton, Pennsylvania19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    We enjoyed our visit. Parking was easy. The staff was friendly, available, and helpful. The museum is very clean and well lit. There is much to see, it included a demonstration of glass blowing which was amazing. The cafe had a varied selection of foods.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to share your experience! We hope you have a chance to visit again soon!
    Written September 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • William J
    Ellicott City, Maryland740 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational, informative, interesting and lovely!
    We didn’t know what to expect, but it has a very impressive glass collection. And there are numerous educational demonstrations and exhibits. We watched the glass pumpkin making demonstration; very interesting! We visited this museum mostly out of curiosity and were glad that we did. The gift shop is huge. And we received this glass light catcher as a free gift for completing the guest survey. If you’re any type of glass collector, I highly recommended this museum to you!
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you were impressed by the over 50,000 pieces of glass art on display at the museum and that your curiosity was turned to interest and such a wonderful recommendation. We hope you have an opportunity to visit us again!
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • MNDoodles
    Stillwater, Minnesota675 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary Museum
    We spent over 6 hours at this exceptional museum and still didn’t see everything. The exhibits are amazing. The glass collections are wonderfully diverse, truly representing centuries of glass making. My favorite exhibit was ‘35 Centuries of Glass’, a brilliant display and explanation of glass making over the centuries. We had fun taking a Make your own Glass’ class too, advance reservations required. The gift shop is huge and full of great art glass pieces plus many every day items like Corelle and Pyrex. The cafe had a good selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. I ordered a gluten free cheese pizza which was good. The outdoor patio was nice for taking afternoon cappuccino at the cafe. This is a world class museum, well worth a full day of your time. Go and enjoy!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review on your visit. It sounds like you had a great day exploring our wonderful world of glass! The Museum has so much to offer it's hard to see it all in one day. Don't forget Museum admission is valid for to days! Thank you again for visiting and we hope to see you again soon!
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • ggsnewton
    Newton, Massachusetts43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum, well worth a visit
    We decided to stop at the Corning Museum to break up a long road trip. We were so glad that we did! The museum itself is bright and spacious, with well laid out exhibits. We were there for over two hours, and could easily have stayed longer. We started our visit with a glass blowing demonstration, it was amazing to see the skill of the team as they created a beautiful pitcher made of several colors of glass. The exhibits not only showcase beautiful glass pieces, but also go through the history, process, and techniques of glass making, going back to Roman times. They run the gamut from Chihuly pieces to Roman glass to vaccine vials and car windshields. Although we did not have young children with us, I noticed a family who were following a scavenger hunt to find items in the exhibits. This is a museum for all ages, and well worth a visit.
    Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and decided to make us a stop on your trip! We hope you get the chance to visit again soon!
    Written October 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Sailorsgirl
    Springfield, Missouri5,948 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite Displays of Glass
    The Corning Museum of Glass is a must see if you are in this area of New York. It's a massive complex and visitors can take guided tours or wander at your pace. I purchased our timed tickets online. The brochure indicates that visitors must present themselves on time or may not be admitted. Glass demonstrations run every hour from 9:45 to 4 p.m. Flameworking is presented throughout the day. There are three floors, numerous rest rooms and a cafe. The museum is open from 9-5 daily and until 7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. WIFI is free throughout the building. Visitors can make their own glass item for an extra fee. A combination ticket is available for the Corning Museum and the Rockwell Museum located in the Gaffer District. Tickets are good for two consecutive days of visits. Lots of walking is involved so wear comfortable shoes and go at your own pace. The Corning Glass shop is beautiful, and we found it somewhat overwhelming. So many beautiful objects to choose from including jewelry. Not everything in the shop is made at Corning. There are gifts of glass from several countries like Italy and Egypt. Glass art from all over the world including the ancient world are represented at this museum. Several hours are needed to see everything so plan your visit well in advance of arrival. Take a break and grab a bite at the cafe. There is plenty of free parking in front of the Museum.
    Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review on your visit. It sounds like you had a fun filled day exploring our Galleries, cafe and gift shop. With so much to see it can be hard to fit it all into one day. Our website is a great resource to help plan your visit and get more information on all the Museum has to offer. Visit cmog.org for more information on the Musuem. Thank you again for visiting and we hope you get the chance to visit again soon.
    Written October 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Sally S
    Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not elementary
    I liked this but didn’t like the food court we got their at opening and wanted to stay longer but didn’t like our options for lunch. I know it’s a museum but I left cause I wanted something else to eat and then we didn’t make it back. The ‘educational’ part is not for elementary students. I would put the at high school or higher. Art work was very thought provoking.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and providing feedback on your experience. With your admission purchase, you can come and go as you please for two consecutive days. We hope you took advantage of the free shuttle bus to the Gaffer District to explore other food choices as well as enjoy additional shopping in downtown Corning. We hope you have a chance to visit again soon!
    Written October 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • k_girl883
    Russell, Canada707 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best museum I’ve ever visited
    Spent 2 full days here! Do the workshops, they are worth it. I made a bead (flame worm), a pumpkin (blow glass) and sandblasted a glass. All three of these workshops were fun and didn’t take up too much time. The museum itself is a really cool Building and the exhibits are amazing. We went to so many demos and they were different every time. Parking was free
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review! We are pleased to hear that we are the best Museum you've ever visited! We strive for excellence in everything we do from our collections, visitor experiences, educational programs, staff and facilities management.
    Written October 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
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travelrus
Clifton Park, NY400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • 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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Carol F
Fremont, OH123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The minute I walked into this place, I knew I was in love. Your eyes don't know where to stop or start. This place is so shiny and inspiring! The glassware is fantastic and the prices range from inexpensive to expensive. From jewelry to nic-nacs... The cafeteria not so much. Give yourself some time here as they do have exhibits you can spend some time at! Would love to go back.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you for visiting Carol! We are so happy to hear that you fell in love with the world of glass! Come back to see us again soon and take advantage of the two consecutive day admission so you are able to experience all we have to offer.
Written February 20, 2020
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SunshineFL221
Boynton Beach, FL218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Closed since March,the museum reopened to members this past Tuesday to members as Wednesday to the public. Of course there are modifications but the science, history and art are still there. For someone who has never been to the museum you still need to plan on 3=5 hours especially if you want to make your own glass.

Changes include social distancing and mask wearing. There’s no blowing human air through the blow pipes, it’s now done with a hose but the glass making demos are still available There is directional traffic but you can skip between galleries It look like they might have cut a few shows and they are only letting 25% capacity for the hot glass show.

The gift shop is still a museum in Itself with local and internationally known artists. While I think the museum is less children friendly ( interactive touchscreens are not available) there are a lot of educational items in the gift shop. Local stores and restaurants are open within the regulations and there are very very few cases of the virus in the area.
Written July 3, 2020
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Thank you for visiting! We are excited to be welcoming visitors back to the museum. As you mentioned, we do have some new guidelines and measures in place to ensure visits are safe and enjoyable, but we are still the same museum that you know and love! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!
Written July 8, 2020
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David R
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
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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Heather L
159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
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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Kaymtravel7
Los Angeles, CA759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
This is an extremely extensive and marvelous museum. We started in the contemporary art section, which even though that is not my favorite genre, the glassworks were stunning and so creative. Everything was displayed beautifully. Then we explored the history of glass sections, with fascinating exhibits about glass over many many centuries. The historic objects of glass were lovely, and the explanations of glass used in various scientific processes more
recently were fascinating. There were a variety of demonstrations one could watch, and if you pay extra there are several interactive classes/workshops in which one can participate, though we did not have time for this. The gift shop is huge and full of multifarious options. I highly recommend visiting this amazing museum if you are in the vicinity.
Written July 25, 2020
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We are glad that you enjoyed your time at the museum! It sounds like you were able to enjoy just about all our offerings, and hopefully you can return in the future and participate in our Make Your Own Glass in the future!
Written July 29, 2020
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Allyn I
Pittsburgh, PA333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This museum is filled with interesting facts, quotes, hands on experiments, demonstrations and exhibits...we spent hours exploring and could have been there longer.
We take glass for granted and were amazed at the many ways Corning workers were involved in important innovations!
Written February 20, 2020
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Thank you for visiting, it is great to hear that you now see glass in a new light! We hope to see you again.
Written February 20, 2020
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Gillian B
Toronto, Canada98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I had long wanted to visit this museum, though it was a little awkward to get to from where we lived. This time my husband and I made an intentional detour and spent two nights of our southward journey in Corning for just this purpose. And it was most certainly worth the detour! The historical display of the museum’s extensive glass collection is extremely well organized and labelled and detailed. The demonstrations of glass blowing and flame glass making are absolutely fascinating. The exhibits devoted to modern and scientific uses of glass are intriguing with such cleverly conceived ways of teaching about fibre optics. And while this is never a feature of a museum that I particularly care about, the gift shop is truly exceptional and brilliantly positioned: we found ourselves crossing it back and forth during the 4 hours we spent in this jewel of a museum. This museum is worth more than a detour — its’s worth being a destination.
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you for leaving the comprehensive review Gillian! We are so glad that you decided to take the detour and visit us and that we surpassed your expectations. It sounds like you got to experience a lot of what we have to offer. Remember, there is always something new to see and experience every year and every season of the year, so come back to visit again soon!
Written February 20, 2020
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Gregory M
Westchester, IL336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • 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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WheresDaisyDuke
New York754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We stopped in Corning overnight largely to visit the glass museum and we weren’t disappointed. It is a unique, friendly, beautiful informative place. Make sure you go and see the glass blowing exhibition and give yourself some time to sit there watching and taking it all in.
Written May 23, 2020
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Thank you for visiting, it is always great to hear that we surpassed our guests expectations. We hope to see you again.
Written June 30, 2020
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