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Museum of Glass

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Admission to the Museum of Glass
From $12.00*
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Great display of glass making that you can sit and watch. The seating is theater style with the glass blowers down below. Great display of artwork all over the place as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Preston's Singletary's "Raven and the Box of Daylight" is well worth seeing. He brings his Native American culture to life using glass. This place is special as it really explains the art of glass.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dlcnelson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For several years, I have wanted to go here, having heard about it from friends. We went late morning last Saturday when our adult children were here for a wedding. What a great place to spend a few hours. We especially enjoyed the hot shop...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JoeMontanaUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such talented artists in this museum! Beautiful art pieces. Most days you can see the artists while they are working. There is a nice gift shop as well. A great way to spend a rainy day in Tacoma.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarleneWFC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was interesting with several collections of glass figurines. Be sure to visit the Art Alley with glass figurines made from kids' drawings. We visited on the third Thursday of May so admission was free. They also had a glass blowing Hot Shop so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shnpan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small, all on one floor with limited exhibit space. The temporary Raven exhibit was very well done, with lots of variety, creative installations, great lighting and good storytelling. The pieces from the permanent collection were nice with some outstanding examples, but generally...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Tacoma, it is a must see destination. The art and glass are incredible!!! Nice walk along the waterfront.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dawgman4449
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Besides some amazing pieces of glass art there is also a studio where you can watch them turn a piece of molten glass into a thing of beauty. The staff was friendly and really seem to know the subject matter. We had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Frank R
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Some of the glass sculptures here are just amazing. Some of the items for sale cost many thousands of USD but there are a number of item which are much cheaper and well worth the money. Even if you are not interested in buying anything,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 187brianm
Reviewed April 18, 2019

This museum is just wonderful. Beside galleries, there is a large room where glass blowing is demonstrated. I was lucky enough to be there on a day with a special class. I was able to make a glass tile which will be fused in a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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RobW1912
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
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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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