See objects of all shapes, sizes, and colors at Museum of Glass. As you approach the museum from downtown, you'll cross a bridge of glass. The bridge contains towers made of large crystal pieces, a ceiling with 2,364 glass objects resembling an underwater world, and a wall filled with 109 glass sculptures. Inside the museum, you'll see several permanent exhibits, such as a kids' design collection and numerous rotating exhibits. Visit the Hot Shop amphitheater where glass blowing demonstrations take place. Check out glass souvenirs at the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of Glass and many more Tacoma attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tacoma online trip planner .
Museum of Glass Reviews
We enjoyed taking in the Preston Singletary exhibit. It is the fusion of Native American art with glass art. PS uses northwestern native motifs with blown and sand blasted glass. The museum also featu... more »
The museum is always great. The hot shop generally has live narrated glass blowing demos. On this visit, I went on the free docent tour. The docent's knowledge of the exhibition story and the inner wo... more »
The Glass Museum is really unique in that they have a "hot shop" that you can sit and watch the artists blow glass. There is a docent that explains the equipment and process which makes for a really interesting experience. There are some nice pieces and the traveling exhibit changes so there is often something new to look at. It is smaller than I thought, however, still worth a visit. Bring your AAA card for a discount.
We went here yesterday and I would highly recommend this museum. It's native american focused and I found it to be very interesting and relaxing. Some of the wart work is amazing and worth seeing. I suggest going out and exploring around the museum as well they have hidden areas of glass to explore. I suggest walking to the bridge behind it and looking at the glass walls and ceilings.
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