I've loved glass art of all types since I was a child. Seattle has many glass artists creating beautiful things. When I found out that there was a museum in Tacoma devoted exclusively to glass art, I decided to dedicate our last day of a Seattle vacation to visiting Tacoma and the Museum of Glass.
It was less than I expected. There were two galleries, which we quickly went through. I saw more variety of glass art in the glass shops in Seattle than I did in the Museum of Glass. The guards discouraged picture-taking. The Hot Shop was packed with visitors, and I saw an artist make a glass horse, but there was no explanation of what was going on in the process. We purchased some overpriced grilled ham and cheese sandwiches in the museum cafe.
I spent several hours traveling to Tacoma on public transportation, plus $22 for admission ($12 for me and $10 for my teen-ager), and ended up vastly disappointed. I was enchanted by the Bridge of Glass and the outdoor sculptures. Nearby Union Station had a window with glass art inserts. Frankly, if I could do it over again, I'd visit the Bridge of Glass, the outdoor glass sculptures, and spend the rest of the day browsing the antique row of Tacoma -- and skip the interior of the Museum of Glass altogether.