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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Somewhat disappointing

There were three exhibits: Ispirazione: James Mongrain - Venetian glass which wasn't our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
shock43
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Tucson, Arizona
Aug2017

We were able to watch a glass blowing demonstration for about an hour. It was worth the time. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Davidgale
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Eunice, New Mexico
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hot shop” (276 reviews)
“gift shop” (82 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed yesterday

There were three exhibits: Ispirazione: James Mongrain - Venetian glass which wasn't our taste.The jewelry exhibit by Linda MacNeil was interesting, but we really enjoyed Into the Deep. One area was closed and the museum charged a reduced price because of that. The glass blowing...More

Thank shock43
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to watch a glass blowing demonstration for about an hour. It was worth the time. They did an incredible job at explaining as they practiced their art. The gift shop was a little pricy but we were able to buy three items...More

Thank Davidgale
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have amazing art in this museum. The best part was watching them make their creations in the Hot Spot. Our 7 year old was fascinated by the experience. Parking was crazy cheap, $2 for 0-3 hours so that was a plus! I wouldn't recommend...More

Thank Britny H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This isn't as extensive as the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, but it does have some interactive parts for kids, and glass blowing exhibitions.

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stumbled upon this gem while visiting Tacoma for a conference. Just a short stroll away and right on the water it is a unique and beautiful museum. Outside the museum there is a really cool reflecting pool with glass sculptures beside the waterfront. Walking into...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had some extra time travelling to SeaTac Airport, so we took a detour to downtown Tacoma.The Glass Museum was a very pleasant surprise. Not a very big museum, but nice glass exhibits. A very nice glass-making demonstration area. The building, itself, it a piece...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We liked watching them make glass art and seeing the different exhibits of class art and items made from glass (such as bowls).

Thank familywith3boys
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having gone to Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass three years ago, we were eager to visit The Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Although the displays and exhibits did not have the same feel and flare, the Museum of Glass was equally delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Leilehua
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice place and you get to watch how they make some of the glass items which is interesting. Not a very big place. If you have the time and a way to get there the Chihuly glass museum in Seattle is much...More

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has rotating exhibits and a large studio where production can actually be viewed. Fantastic way to spend a day. The glass art work is incredible. The facility has a very good cafe and is adjacent to the Chihuly bridge which had a large...More

Thank richard c
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MichaelAndrea
12 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
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JessicaB380
3 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More
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truckdrivrforammo
7 February 2016|
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Response from WALewisC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a very nice gift shop on the main floor.
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