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Museum of Glass

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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice museum but we were expecting a bit more. There was a great exhibition of works from Preston Singletary but we had hoped there would be some more on Dale Chihuly. There is a workshop session on glassblowing that was interesting. Well attended and questions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betty K
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, the museum itself is quite small and underwhelming, but the Hot Shop is utterly amazing. To be able to watch artisans make their creations live is pretty awesome. I could sit there for hours watching. We have brought several out-of-town guests, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank The253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teen daughters have been bugging me to go to the Museum of Glass (MOG) for some time. We've seen the "rock candy" sculptures perched above I705 in Tacoma and it had them intrigued. We went, expecting big, impressive things. First, BE ADVISED: the parking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christina S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Even if you don't love glass art, you will appreciate this museum. From the hot room where you can watch people blow glass to the wonder childrens art glass exhibit to the traveling exhibits, you will be amazed at how a grain of sand can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Molly M
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We drove up to Tacoma from Portland to see this Museum of Glass after our brother had visited and gave us a positive review of it. The approach to the museum gives one a clue as to what will be seen inside as there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed December 2, 2018

The entire museum was impressive, but I had a particularly good time watching the current glass artist work on their projects live with a commentator for the audience. I learned a lot and came away with a greater appreciation for the craft.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bradyericksen
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful glass pieces in the ceiling of the bridge adjacent to the museum along with works in the wall of same. It appeared we were looking up at a beautiful tropical ocean floor. This is outside the museum as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelinfein
Reviewed November 27, 2018

While I went mainly to see Chihuly pieces there was much more offered. The glass blowing demonstration was the best I've ever seen (far outweighed Murano, Italy) was interactive and lengthy with many artists involved which was mesmerizing to watch. Spend time on the grounds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HeidiD175
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Grew up in the area but never came until today! We walked through, read the stories, watched a video but the best past was watching them blow glass. They just work and work, they have cameras so you can see close up. The man using...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank candaces0316
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Went to the MOG expecting to see just Chihuly glass pieces but they had artists for all over the world! Artwork from children were made into unique pieces. They were so whimsical and cute. We saw a live demonstration of the making of sheet glass...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Ashur M | Reviewed this property |
we spent over 3 hours , most of it was watching glass blowing, my wife would have spent the whole day, me, 3 hours
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.
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