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Corning Museum of Glass
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Corning Museum of Glass Admission
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Corning
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Open 9am-5pm every day year-round. Open 9am-8pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. Offering unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass (addtl fee), hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. See the newly opened (March 2015) Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Make Your Own Glass projects reservations available online. Kids and Teens (17 and under) Free. Adult admission tickets are $19.50 and are good for two consecutive days. Discount of 15% for AAA/CAA, Students, Military and 55+. Blue Star Museum- Free Admission for Active Military and family until Labor Day.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

If you're in the area I would say that visiting this museum should be on your to do list. First and foremost because Corning is a great American company that has been a staple of most of our lives. The museum houses glass artifacts from all over the world. I'm fascinated by stolen and forged art, I never really thought about glass being faked but they have a display of original pieces next to replicated pieces sold as original to unsuspecting individuals. If you have time, watch the glass blowing demo. It's not a long show but it gives you the basics of how its done. The gift shop has a lot of interesting gifts, most of the items are made either at Corning or by local artists.

Visited June 2013
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences at CMOG during your visit to The Finger Lakes. We appreciate your images as well. Thanks for recommending us as a To-Do; you're right about glass being such an integrated part of our lives. While none of what we make at The Corning Museum of Glass in our demonstrations is available for purchase (we are a non-profit organization and separate from Corning Inc), The International GlassMarket is extensive (18,000 square feet) and does sell some Made in Corning pieces as well as things made around the globe. Thanks again for the review!
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Coal Township, Pennsylvania
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“A complete blast!!!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The best part was the Make Your Own Glass Experience... Just loved it!! Oh and when you walk around the museum.. Please read what Optical Fiber is not just assume it is on your Christmas trees for decorations! The use is amazing at Corning;)

Visited June 2013
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for your visit and review. We'd love to see images of your Make Your Own Glass treasures. Some guests don't believe how well they come out compared to the samples, so we'd love for you to be a testament to the workshop experience! Thanks again!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great museum, can't wait to go back”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went with older kids and we all had a great time. There is no charge for kids and teens, which is terrific, and the exhibits were entertaining and educational. We did have time for lunch in the very nice cafeteria, but didn't have time for the shows, so we need to see them when we go back.

Visited June 2013
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for your visit. We look forward to having you return again and seeing the live demonstrations. We are open year-round and hope to see you again this summer, for our Glass Harvest Season, or even during our Glass Wonderland in the winter. If you'd like to try your hand at glassmaking, we encourage you to consider booking those experiences in advance online or over the phone. See you soon!
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Doylestown, PA
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“Glass galore”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very interesting museum. A LOT of glass (as should perhaps be obvious)... you can spend a lot of time here. We liked the contemporary glass exhibit the best, but the other rooms with the main glass collection were interesting as well. I found the layout to be a little odd, but based on the building structure, not a whole lot can be done about that. They are doing major expansion construction to be done sometime in 2014- looks like quite the expansion. Saw a hot glass show, which was neat. Normally we don’t spend much time in museum stores, but their store was quite extensive and had some interesting glass items. Have the option of buying a dual ticket with the Rockwell museum of art with AAA discount.

Visited June 2013
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for your review during your visit to Upstate New York. We hope you found our location convenient on your travel to Niagara Falls. We hope you found the map and demonstration schedule to be helpful in wayfinding through the museum and planning your experiences with the art, history, and science of glass. If you think of anything that you wish you'd purchased in the GlassMarket, remember you can always purchase online and have it shipped right to you. Check us out in the fall when our GlassMarket turns into a Glass Harvest! Thanks again for visiting and reviewing. We hope you have safe travels this summer season.
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“One of the teens favorite places”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

My son has an interest in glass blowing and so we added this location to a summer road trip that we take with our church youth group. The museum has three main sections. There is a huge collection of historic and art glass. There is very interactive section on the development and industrial uses of glass, and there is a huge gift shop. They also have a number of live demonstrations that take place multiple times a day.

The fee structure is unique, Adults pay a fairly high price, but any one 19 and under enters for free. It worked out to about $2.50 a piece. In a very unique policy, they are open until 8:00 pm. We arrived at 6:00 pm thinking that 2 hours would do. Well, after leaving a closing all 20+ of the teens said they wanted to go back (free second day entry), so we spent another 3 hours there the next day.

During the week we visited about 20 state parks, historic sites, museums, etc. This museum ranked in the top two for every young person. They especially loved the live demos. We ended up with two huge bins full of purchases from the shop.

They also offer a very reasonable rate for joint entry with a Western Art museum. We did not use it, but it could be very interesting.

They are currently adding a huge addition to the place. Can't wait to come back in a couple of years and see what they are up too.

Entry is very easy, with excellent signage taking you right from the Interstate to their parking lot.

Visited June 2013
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for visiting with your group! We are glad that your son's interest generated a great memory for the entire group. Groups like yours do find our rate structure to be a pleasant surprise so spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues. As you noted, we are always changing and growing when it comes to presenting information on the art, history, and science of glass. We are open year round so if you are looking for a destination during the winter months, keep us (and The Western Art Museum) on your list of places to visit with your group in the future. We can help you schedule glassmaking experiences for your group if we know in advance-- check our our website for more info on planning a group visit. Thanks again for your review!
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