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“Corning Museum of Glass”

The Corning Museum of Glass
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$19.50*
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Corning Museum of Glass Admission
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
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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. From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in our collection galleries, then watch glass come to life during the live Hot Glass Demos. You’ll be inspired to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass workshop (reservations available online). See the stunning Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which houses a 26,000-square-foot contemporary gallery and 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop for live glass demos and design sessions. 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 Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a must see attraction. Totally awesome, beautiful glass works from many different countries. Modern and ancient glass forms, beautiful candelabra, stained glass windows, figures, and so much more.
Blown glass, fiber optics and breaking glass exhibits...awesome again.
Cafeteria was very reasonably priced, food very good - better than most museum food. Real plates, cloth napkins, real service ware. Nice dining experience.
Gift area was huge with many glass items that one would never think of...
It would take a whole day to see everything.but well worth it.

Thank mko1937
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for your review of our attraction while visiting Corning, NY. It sounds like all of your senses were inspired and delighted. Thank you for posting the object images to share with future travelers. Remember that we have many objects shown in our online Collections sets AND that you can shop our website online year-round from anywhere! We appreciate you recommending us to other travelers. Thanks again for your visit!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This museum was a real find. Passing through on the long drive between New York City and Niagra Falls, my expectations weren't high. However this was a really interesting experience with great interactive displays and demonstrations.

My 4 year old son loved having the opportunity to help make a glass holiday ornament - including blowing through the tube. The session lasted 20 minutes and was busy enough to keep his attention throughout. A word of warning - although finished items can be posted within the US or Canada - the museum won't send to other international addresses. We had to go back and collect the finished item the next day.

The demonstration on how to smash glass was good fun - and there were some good exhibits on the history of glass, refraction and the work that goes into meeting new technological challenges.

The price was a little expensive - although it did allow us to visit on a second day.

Thank BexleyStuart
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for your visit and review! It sounds like you had a great time in our Innovation Center and Studio. I hope you also made some time for the Collections Gallery and Contemporary Galleries. We hope your glass piece has traveled safely in your luggage home to be enjoyed with your memories of your trip through Northeastern North America. Safe travels!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum is very interesting. Took our 5yo and she got very board. There is so much to see. We love the make you own glass studio. The prices in the gift shop are quite expensive, but there are a few items that are fare.

Thank dawnk1972
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are glad you found the Make Your Own Glass Workshop accessible for eveyone in your party, including the 5 year old. We'd love to see any images you have of your creations!

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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.

Thank WarmweatherHeather
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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;)

Thank marlarkane
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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 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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