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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Go for the hot shop

The Museum of Glass isn't a huge place with only a couple of connected spaces for traveling... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DigginWA
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Edmonds, Washington
Beautiful Works on Display

We visited the Museum of Glass and were impressed with the creative and talented glass pieces on... read more

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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (91 reviews)
“guest artists” (20 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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+1 866-468-7386
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"gift shop"
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"guest artists"
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"visiting artists"
in 16 reviews
"hot room"
in 17 reviews
"live demonstrations"
in 12 reviews
"ask questions"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 66 reviews
"stadium seating"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
in 24 reviews
"works of art"
in 17 reviews
"for sale"
in 18 reviews
"art pieces"
in 13 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 18 reviews
"walk across the bridge"
in 13 reviews
"dale chihuly"
in 12 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 12 reviews
"union station"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Museum of Glass isn't a huge place with only a couple of connected spaces for traveling exhibits. If you love glass art, though, you'll find plenty to ooh and aah over, including outside and on the bridge that connects across the highway to downtown....More

Thank DigginWA
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Museum of Glass and were impressed with the creative and talented glass pieces on display. They were very colorful and so beautiful.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the glass museum to look at Chihuly glass artwork. We also watched them create a glass bowl from start to finish. We also walked over the bridge to look at more glass artwork and the ceiling with more glass artwork.

Thank lvirtudes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this place to everybody I can. I love this museum and how they answer all of your questions and show you everything right there

Thank Harlee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some information to know before you go here: The price to get in is a bit high considering how small the exhibit areas are. On the website you can find discounted days for certain people (students, military, etc.), so do this prior to going. The...More

Thank Erica I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see here. The MOG leans heavily on participatory experiences for children and there is lots of text with endless photos on the walls of the facility. But not once in a whole afternoon did I see or learn anything unforgettable and many...More

Thank ccmccall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an Interior Designer who has loved everything Chihuly. I have featured pictures of his work in the last two apartment buildings I designed. It took a friend to invite me to actually attend the opening of an art exhibit in his Tacoma museum....More

Thank Sunshinetoo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Chihuly gardens and museum in Seattle, it seemed apropos to visit the glass museum in Tacoma, as that was chihuly’s home museum.. so I thought. Nope. One small gallery was dedicated to his work. There was the glass bridge that displayed some...More

Thank Robinob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much of the art on display was not to my taste, but sitting in the theater watching the team of visiting artists create a glass design provided by a child made the visit worthwhile.

Thank JMJ_NW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend a day. Visit the gallery ,than spend time in the “HOT SHOP” You will be amazed at what goes on in here. After your visit is over explore the water front outside the museum.

Thank Clyde B
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Rob W
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
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MichaelAndrea
June 11, 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
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JessicaB380
March 3, 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More
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