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Museum of Glass, Tacoma

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Art Museum · Specialty Museum
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.
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  • Exquisite exhibits of hand fashioned glass objects, from Lalique to Chihuli ( who hails from Tacoma). Plus you can watch glassmakers in action in the huge auditorium/ studio.  more »
  • The hot shop was in full swing. It was cool to be able to sit or stand in the viewing area to observe the artists at work and hear about it from the emcee. The work done in cooperation with...  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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