Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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
How to get there
  • Seattle Center • 3 min walk
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  • Rosgriffin
    Fernandina Beach, Florida312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual art work
    This is a must see exhibit. I had no idea this artist existed. Visiting here is close to a spiritual experience? The artwork is simply amazing. And in many cases, unbelievable as to how some Of these pieces could be created by a human being. We lingered here for a long time surrounded by some amazing artwork, It's also right next to the Seattle Space Needle that you can visit while you're here, It's easy to take the monorail from downtown to get here.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Faylene
    Atlanta, Georgia1,089 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and colorful glass pieces
    The exhibit was very cool and we really enjoyed the pieces. Very colorful and exquisite. Each of the designs had details about the art piece on the wall and history Behind each. You can take pictures and videos but not touch any of the artwork. We paid for tickets via the kiosk outside so it want too crazy busy that you need to make reservations. Great excursion to add To your Seattle list of things to do.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • William W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    The displays and gardens were amazing. The self-guided tour gave us plenty of time to view the exhibits and take pictures. The crowd was managed very well so that the wait was short and the galleries were not too crowded. Highly recommend seeing these gardens!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • 617-Ellis
    Boston, Massachusetts50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure this is on your Seattle itinerary!
    A must see while in Seattle. We went in the afternoon and had beautiful views of the Space Needle through the windows in the atrium and in the garden area. The glass is stunning. We had seen the traveling exhibit in Boston a few years back, but this was definitely better. You can take time for pictures and they have people in the galleries who will take your picture for you (for free). We stopped at the cafe for a quick snack. Definitely don't go out of your way for that, though it was fine, but pricey. We did not reserve tickets ahead of time. We just got tickets there and were able to walk right in.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Amy
    Fresno, California230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing glass works
    I’ve see his work in St. Louis and Vegas but this is by far the most amazing display. Could be because he is from Washington. There is a lot of information about the artist and his pieces as well. Even my kids who are teens were really impressed. It’s crowded but the line to get in was fast and buying tickets in the spot was easy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Annie KK
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Into the looking glass
    Lovely way to spend a couple of hours and see what beautiful glasswork. There is a little theater inside that shows how Dale Chihuly approached his exhibits and his craft. We especially enjoyed his narration of his work.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Allyn J
    Billings, Montana152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much amazing glass!!
    This place is amazing - so many detailed sculptures and large installations. I could go through the place a dozen times and see something new every time. Save time to watch some of the videos at the end, especially the chandelier making.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
  • neil662
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and awe-inspiring displays
    Truly amazing work. Beautiful displays and perfectly pristine premises. A very unique experience that was worth the price and the time. Polite staff at the front desk and in the gift shop. Cool demonstrations and videos.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Heidi-ready-2-travel
    Crystal Lake, Illinois2,474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing - Get There Early
    Momorail is a great way to get there. We did the Space Needle first and then Chihuly. We purchased the 3 event city pass. We were not sure about timing. Booked mid morning tickets. Both locations let us change to earlier times once we showed up. - very customer friendly!! Loved the exhibit. The pieces and how they are displayed are truly amazing. There are several short films near the end- did all of them - offers great perspective on the creation of the pieces. I would definitely go back.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • allygirl_05
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    I couldn’t quite picture what this would look like but the museum is extraordinary. Beautiful art, great for photographers, and we enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration. A roving photographer took photos of your group that you could download for free - a very nice touch.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
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Lori L
California323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time at Chihuly Museum. They’re currently limited the number of visitors to create a safe place. Masks are fully enforced during the entire self tour.

Before arrival, order tickets online and it’s a short queue when you check in.

We highly recommend the short audio tour that can be downloaded from the QR code located in each of the rooms. It gives you insight on his creative insight and the process of why he created these colorful masterpieces.
Written April 10, 2021
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TheRTWTraveler
Cuenca, Ecuador526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
As I moved from room to room throughout the exhibit I found myself overwhelmed with so much colorful amazing beauty. It was absolutely worth my time to visit this exhibit. The web based audio guide was extremely well put together and described each room in detail. I would say, this is a must see... PS, my iPhone photos do not do this any justice.
Written March 6, 2020
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stacy B
Monterey Park, CA550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Came here on a combo ticket, check out my space needle review.
The work is pretty amazing, there is a glass making demonstration as well.

Worth $52 total price each person for both space needles and glass museum.
Written May 17, 2021
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Stephen N
New York City, NY1,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited Chihuly years ago on our very first trip to Seattle and came back this time. It was just as awesome as our first time. We took the monorail [3 bucks, 2 minute ride) from downtown to Seattle Center and had lunch in Queen Anne first. We then walked back to Chihuly, bought tickets outside the door at the kiosks and walked in. They have you do 2 turns in a UV light disinfecting machine and off you go. There are 8 or 9 permanent displays of really beautiful glass art installations. Written explanations/interpretations of each are on the walls but aren't so long or verbose as to be overbearing. The Persian ceiling installation is really cool as you walk through a short hall and look up at all these pieces of glass resting on top of a clear glass ceiling. The garden display is also great as all these pieces are formed together to evoke a garden. You get to the tail end of your visit when you visit the glasshouse and the garden which has all these works displayed outside in a more natural environment. There's also an outside corridor where they hang 7 chandeliers of the different colors of the spectrum. Finally, there's a short film on some of the work Dale Chihuly has done in his career and then the gift shop. Awesome place - a really unique museum - worth it despite the 33 dollar per person price tag. Also, part of the Seattle City Pass if you're here for a longer stay and you want to see more sites. Can also be bought with the Space Needle as a combo pass for 47 bucks I believe. Great activity if it's not raining and great way to be indoors for when it does.
Written November 4, 2020
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Mary V
Oakland, CA299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
I purchased the space needle and Chihuly garden combo tour - so the entrance fee to Chihuly gardens was just a few dollars extra. We did the space needle one evening and were able to use the ticket the next day for the garden. We were told you can use the ticket within 24 hours. The glass art and sculptures were amazing and unique - defiantly good for the artistic eye. We completed the tour in less than an hour. Travelled with adults, seniors and teenagers. Would not have paid full ticket price for this tour.
Written September 24, 2020
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Mario C
Kenosha, WI443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Business
A must see and visit. Combine your visit with the space needle. I recommend taking time to watch the videos and to take in the glass blowing demonstration. The shear scale of the art is amazing. The garden area is a beautiful balance between natural and man made art
Written September 25, 2020
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is probably the most extensive Chihuly exhibit in one place - given the outdoor garden and really impressive greenhouse installation. The man* does do impressive things with glass, and if you've never experienced something like this before in toto, you should. *However, having seen lots of this in the past year or two, I've come to realize this is basically production work. The ceilings are installed in at least a dozen museums, the pots are the same basic shape everywhere as are the chandeliers, and garden/sea plants. It's always dazzling when beautifully lit and you don't tire of it, you just realize it's being stamped out (albeit formed by glass artists) is huge numbers. Is it worth seeing? Of course. I just felt the $57 combo Needle/Garden ticket was a little too dear. (Indeed some of the Chihuly experience + more duplicated at Tacoma's Museum of Glass for rather less $$)
Written July 31, 2021
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nparker73
Newport News, VA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Chihuly Museum. The exhibits were breathtaking. The artistry and workmanship is beautiful. We were able to see a demonstration of the blown glass process and it was both informative and engaging. For adults who appreciate art and culture on a different level, this is worth the time and money!
Written August 3, 2021
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Amy C
Charleston, SC98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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