Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This must-see museum exhibits creative and colorful blown glass sculptures of renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Eight indoor galleries and lush landscaped gardens feature a mix of new and past significant works. They are awe-inspiring whether you visit during the day, or in the evening when the sculptures are lit up. The highlight here is a 100-foot-long glass sculpture suspended in a glass conservatory—one of his largest ever. Located at the base of the iconic Space Needle, you might want to buy a combined ticket for cost savings or get a Seattle City Pass. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: Queen Anne
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  • Seattle Center • 3 min walk
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV43,459 contributions
Nov 2022
At $35+ per person, plus pricey nearby parking, a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass needs to be taken in-step with the cost, but in total the gallery checks all the boxes for fans.

Born and raised in Washington this location is probably Chihuly's most comprehensive collection as well as the best "story telling" thanks to guides plus live demonstrations.

Expect to spend 45-90 minutes depending on level of interest, but do not miss the greenhouse or "Chihuly Over Venice" areas.
Written December 17, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,468 contributions
May 2022
At a price tag of $35 per person, we weren't sure if we wanted to do this, especially when we walked by it in the park and realized it isn't as big as we thought it was going to be. We walked through the park and saw the other sites and decided to go back and pay the fee, after all, when would we see something like this again? I am so glad we did! While it is not something I would pay to see a second time, it is certainly beautiful and absolutely amazing to see. I was glad we were a little later in the day when the crowds had thinned out some, if it gets too crowded you end up being shuffled through with the wave of people and it makes it hard to appreciate the amazing glass work. I would definitely recommend this stop to anyone that loves art, glass, or vivid displays of color. I would love to be able to tell you if the inside or outside displays were better, but they were both so unique from one another that there is really no comparing the two; in that sense, it was like getting two tours.
Written August 21, 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,809 contributions
Nov 2022
This wondrous, magical glass artwork museum is absolutely a must-see while in Seattle. It's colorful and vibrant, which are great in off-setting the occasional gloom of winter. I took my time in wandering through the captivating landscapes that the artist recreated with glasswork, and simply took everything in. The gardens are also very pretty and worth the attention. The artwork lights up at night, making for a truly beautiful experience. This museum is located in the shadows of the Space Needle, but don't let the more noticeable tourist attraction dissuade you from coming here. The entrance fee is on the steeper side, so take your time going through the museum to get the full experience.
Written November 13, 2022
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Amy C
Charleston, SC98 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I am hesitant to give less than four stars on any review but I felt like this was such a rip off and wish I had heard these things before I wasted my money. I wanted to visit this exhibit because of all of the photos I had seen. There was nothing displayed that I had not already seen in the pictures and the displays weren’t any grander than what I had already seen in pictures. Sometimes you have to see it with your own eyes to appreciate it, this was not one of those times. This would have been worth $15 or maybe even $20 in my opinion, not the $39 I paid. We were in and out within 30 minutes and we did take our time as we wanted to get lots of photos. The glassblowing demonstration was not very good because it was just a small kiosk type of cart with an artist behind some plexiglass that you couldn’t see or hear very well. It was also in their courtyard with no shade and the sun was very strong and hot on the day we visited. There was a video of something to watch (still not sure what it was) but it was a small room packed with people and we didn’t feel safe with the possibility of catching COVID. I had visited the MoPop, Pacific Science Center, and the Space Needle on a previous trip to Seattle and I felt they were all worth the price and time that this was not.
Written July 24, 2022
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Wklstoywife
Camano Island, WA2,465 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I wanted to go here to see the winter brilliance that they advertised on Facebook. When we got there she said it was still there but they weren’t playing the music or doing the lights which was fine but when we got in there was just a little sliver at the beginning which we had seen the previous time. One of the large areas was closed off and I feel like I kind of got gyped seeing this exhibit. I had seen it several years back. It has not changed. We did go outside and watch the glassmaking exhibit which was good so I kind of felt better for the money I had spent on this place but I won’t be going back again if you’ve seen it once that’s enough unless you have friends you want to show it to.
Written March 15, 2023
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aaron
Northampton, UK45 contributions
Dec 2022
This was way better than I thought it would be. The glass art here is stunning and I would recommend seeing this even if you aren't into art itself. The scale and thought into designing these are amazing. There are loads of photos posted here so no point posting any more as it is clear just how talented the artist, and his team, is. Don't rush through, let your imagination run wild when you look at the art forms in front of you. If you are with others that normally race through, let them, but don't let them force you as this is a perfect place to escape and unwind. There is a theatre section which gives a sense on the scale and design behind some of his set pieces across the world, Italy, Key Gardens London etc.
At specific times there are examples of glass blowing so check it out before you visit if you wish to see this. I would recommend pre-booking tickets or as a bolt-on to the Space Needle (which we did!).
I am not into art as I find majority to be snobbish and gibberish but this is way different to what I expected and I won't be forgetting this. Take lots of pictures to marvel in the beautiful creations.
Written February 23, 2023
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Armando G
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Not a children friendly place. I came in with my boys. My kids came in and touched couple of things when they came in. They didn’t know you can’t touch anything. It takes time for them to understand the rules. They are 5 and 6 year old for God sake. The safety guy was extremely rude to us and my 5 and 6 year old boys. He told me this is the last warning and we will be kick out if kids touch anything. My kids didn’t know any better. He could have been a little gentle. It ruined my whole experience and I would not come here again ever in my life. I left a voice message complaining about that guy. You guys need to realize people pay a high price and are on vacation and your small stupid actions may ruin their day. Maybe put a bar or something so no one can reach your masterpieces.
Written October 7, 2022
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Jen W
South Saint Paul, MN89 contributions
Oct 2022
I was astonished by the beauty of the glasswork and the talent it took to make it. The displays were beautifully lit and arranged with the perfect amount of explanatory signage. But there was a lot less to the museum/garden than I expected for the price.

We did the whole thing in about 40 minutes without watching the film. There was sadly no glass-blowing happening at the community hot shop while we were there.

If you have a citypass, it's definitely worth a stop, and it might be worth the extra $20 to get a combination ticket with the space needle, but I don't think I would pay the regular price of $32 for it.
Written October 23, 2022
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA870 contributions
May 2022
The Chihuly museum is largely a visual experience. The art is extremely eye-catching and colorful. The accompanying informational pieces are pretty minimal and straightforward, which is fine. I'm not sure how far down the rabbit hole I could go on the world of glass art. There is enough glass art to take up about an hour and it is prettier than any painting or photography art you'd find from a traditional museum. You will find occasional glass blowing demonstrations, which is well worth a look if it fits into your visit time. This is best purchased with a Space Needle combo to minimize the high cost of some of the major Seattle attractions. Coincidentally, you can also get some of the best photos of the Needle at this museum with some of the glass art in the foreground and the Needle in the background. This is a visually engaging museum that is worth a visit. I'm not sure if it's the best thing to do in Seattle as the ranking suggests, but it is one of the better attractions.
Written May 9, 2022
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Mpk1970
Sydney, Australia416 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Sounds a bit weird on reading the various blurbs - but get there, you will be blown away. We were a bit daunted by the admission price for a family of 5 but once done, all agreed was money well spent. The art is brilliant and stunningly presented - and if possible, try to time your visit to catch one of the glass blowing demonstrations, as it was a fascinating insight into the process and the skills involved.
Written December 21, 2022
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