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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Interesting, but not great for kids/families.

The exterior grounds of the Museum of Glass are a lot of fun. However, the outdoor exhibits don't... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
breeze_21178
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Tacoma, Washington
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Love Dale Chihuly's glass creations and were really looking forward to seeing his work. We're very... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
fayclark
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Stuart, Florida
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

The exterior grounds of the Museum of Glass are a lot of fun. However, the outdoor exhibits don't seem to be as well maintained as they have been previously, especially given that they involve water, more attention should be give to maintenance to keep them...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Love Dale Chihuly's glass creations and were really looking forward to seeing his work. We're very surprised that, inside the museum, the only works were vase-type creations that he did was some Venetian artists. Although they were lovely, they were not the bold dramatic pieces...More

1  Thank fayclark
Reviewed 12 September 2015

what a beautiful place to visit. All the blown glass works and being able to watch them actually watch some of the artist blowing the glass and the results. Wonderful

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This was one of those Museums where you were amazed at what artisans can do with glass, and yet, when you're done, it's kind of like 'meh.' I had this feeling of 'is that all?' The hot shop is always fun, and the displays, along...More

Thank C5686CEbarbarab
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The design of the building is a work of art itself and the exterior grounds have installed art as well as artful views of the city, Thea Foss Waterway and the pleasure craft docked there. The cone shape is reminiscent of the old sawdust burners...More

Thank PhotographVagabond
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Staying in Tacoma for a couple of days and was intrigued by this cone-shaped building that turned out to be a glass museum. The museum was between shows and the museum was only half available when I went but the displays weren't the most interesting...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

This place could definitely use more interactive exhibits. Trust me you'll definitely be bored unless you're into glass of course.

Thank Phillip J
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The Museum of Glass is a great way to spend a few hours in Tacoma. The exhibits are really lovely, featuring the work of several artists and items from private collections. The real highlight, however, is a huge studio with stadium seating where you can...More

Thank TJBSt_Louis_Missouri
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

So today I zipped over to the Museum of Glass for the walking tour. Got my times mixed up so I missed it😯. However, I did get to see all the displays and that was nice too. Ladies go see the CRT display & everyone...More

Thank MsK253
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

This museum highlights extraordinary glass art, and you will be amazed at watching glass art being created in the hot shop. Only a few steps away you will have the privilege of viewing the exquisite glass art pieces of world famous artist Dale Chihuly.

Thank Dave M
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MichaelAndrea
does it cost money to observe in the hot shop?
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
Is this a kid-friendly museum? I know, I know it is the GLASS Museum, but I thought I'd ask.
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
Is there a gift shop?
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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