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The Corning Glass Museum is amazing! If you are anywhere near Corning New York it is worth the time to visit. The display of antique through contemporary glass are mind blowing. They have some of the most beautiful glass items that you will ever see and many of them are 3,000 years old!!!! They showcase work of artists today as well and have demonstrations that are fascinating to view as well.
The only word of caution- if you chose to purchase the option to make your own piece of glass work beware that the employees do just about all of the work as you watch, fun but not as expected.

Thank Luv2TravelWN
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Haven't been here in years. The new addition Is amazing, lots of fun things to do. Have to spend at least 3 hrs or more. Great place for young to old

Thank Stiegjl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We planned our journey around a stop here and were not disappointed!

A great museum on many levels! For kids (and adults who are kids at heart), the glassblowing and other displays are great.

For the history buffs, glass through the ages is amazing!

And for the shopper, there's bargains and lots of unique higher end stuff after you're done!

Thank TSMTor
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I did an overnight visit to Corning NY specifically to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. This is a museum worth seeing. Sleek, modern with multiple galleries, the museum can easily occupy you for an entire day. We took in all the demonstrations offered and enjoyed the tour given by a very knowledgeable docent. Honestly, this is a wonderful museum that is very affordable to visit.

Thank pollysci79
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a full day here last year and plan to return with our family for two days right after Thanksgiving. The space and displays are stunningly beautiful. The hands-on demonstrations are fun and fascinating. The food is even good at the onsite restaurant!

Thank heacockb
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the whole family and you will learn a ton about the history and uses of their products. You can actually make an assisted glass blown souvenir. This is a great day trip very large campus, kids 3 and up will be thrilled, the art gallery is just inspiring and very informative

Thank ken8572
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum that was worth a visit! 'took the kids here while on a brief stopover to break our long road trip. It provided a rich experience of actively learning about the history, art, science, and innovations of glass. Although we didn't get to check out all of the exhibits and/or galleries, we loved the ones that we saw (Contemporary, Innovation Center, Glass of the Architects). Kids were amazed with the demos; we made sure to watch all of them. Gift shop had a huge selection of items. Cafeteria was beautiful and offered a variety of dining options.

Thank F D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in early June and it wasn’t busy at all. We could take our time and look at everything. It is a beautiful museum, very interesting, and very nice.

Thank PattysOpinion
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get here early if you can to see the demonstrations which are fascinating. And they give away the pieces that they make at the end of them. I could skip a lot of the museum part, but I'm not very artsy, but the demonstrations are more than worth the price of admission. Also the museum gift shop is enormous.

Thank Corbin G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you purchase your Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) ticket you can use it for two days. And yes, there is THAT much to see (and more)... IF you want to spend that much time...

If you plan to be in the area for more than one day, take advantage of the glass blowing or working classes you can participate in (at an extra charge). This trip was my first time working with glass through CMOG classes. The process was delightful, with incredibly patient instructors and very clear directions. Result? Lots of fun... and...project success! Note: Fused and blown glass projects need to be cooled so you have to pick them up the next day or have them mailed (sometimes at an additional cost).

If you only have ONE day at CMOG, consider doing the glass etching project. You can take your project home that very same day.... right after class even! And very reasonably priced. What a great souvenir!

Visiting CMOG can be delightfully overwhelming as there is so much to see. From the tower of glass designed by Dale Chihuly that greets you where you pick up your tickets, to the wide open spaces of the contemporary gallery, to the incredibly numerous items on display in the 35 Centuries of Glass... and more. There is something for everybody in this museum.

If you have kids (or kids at heart) along, check out the marble machine in the store near the admission area and the hands-on classes. Delightful action and sounds as the marbles "do their thing," repeatedly.

And as you all check out the exhibits... remember you are in a GLASS museum, so that image that looks like a "painting"? Well it is most likely a mosaic made up of teeny tiny pieces of glass...

Just imagine.

If you have hours, take in some of the many tours and demonstrations. If you only have a short time, get lost in the color and patterns all around you. Simply marvel at the many examples of "what can be made of glass."

Nitty Gritty: Plenty of parking. In addition to the CMOG building with the exhibits there are also the "Make Your Own Glass" building, the Welcome Center, and the Rakow Research Library you can also check out and enjoy. Cafe on the premises offers a nice variety of food and several charging port locations. Almost all areas are wheelchair accessible... even the Chihuly sales area in the second story of the gift store (notice the glass floor). A great number of restrooms are available (however, the soap and towel dispensers are not conveniently located). Staff is very enthusiastic and helpful. The store REALLY DOES close when it says it does so pay in time to take your treasures home.

Thank JazzyKris
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