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“world-class museum,”

Corning Museum of Glass
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Corning Museum of Glass Admission
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Corning
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Open 9am-5pm every day year-round. Open 9am-8pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. Offering unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass (addtl fee), hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. See the newly opened (March 2015) Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Make Your Own Glass projects reservations available online. Kids and Teens (17 and under) Free. Adult admission tickets are $19.50 and are good for two consecutive days. Discount of 15% for AAA/CAA, Students, Military and 55+. Blue Star Museum- Free Admission for Active Military and family until Labor Day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
agent511
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“world-class museum,”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Great displays and demonstrations as well as gift shop.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing displays”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

This is a must-see when you visit Corning. The displays are amazing - there's a lot of history. AND you must participate in the Make Your Own Glass Studio. That was so much fun!

Visited April 2012
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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Collection!”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Always wanted to go here. Not disappointed on recent trip. Museum offers interesting and challenging contemporary art installations. Also an historical look at glass that will blow your mind. Mass production in the Roman era? Amazing.

Make your own glass activities (they will ship if you can;t pick it up the next day) and glass blowing exhibitions to keep kids interested.

Nicely done. Something for everyone.

Visited April 2012
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East Northport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Glass is so much more then people realize”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We now have a child attending college near Corning, and have visited the museum twice in the last year. It is an amazing collection of the history of the art of glass. And if you are lucky enough you won't just get to see a great glass blowing demonstration, you may get to see up close some of the special work by their best blowers. There is a hidden cabinet of amazing creations so complex I can't understand how they were made.

The only downsides to me; 1. nothing is shown on modern use of things like Gorilla Glass, 2. the Steuben glass makers are gone, 3. it is easy to miss the wonderful glass in one of the back buildings.

Visited September 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“An amazing museum”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This fabulous museum is likely to be enjoyable by everyone who visits. There's an arts side to it, a science side, history and entertaining demonstrations.

We were passing through Corning and only had about 2 hours for our visit, so we rushed through. But we were able to see fabulous pieces of glass, a couple of demonstrations and spend a few minutes at the end in the excellent store.

The demonstration we enjoyed most was the hot glass blowing. An experienced glassblower made a magnificent bowl in under 15 minutes.

For those interested in the arts, there are large and small pieces of glass sculpture, utilitarian pieces and the expected beautiful work of Tiffany and Chihuly. If you're interested in architecture, there are displays of glass used for windows in houses by Frank Lloyd Wright. There are displays of the history of glass, and pieces of early glasswork and vessels. And there's plenty to keep science buffs interested as well. Don't miss the periscope in the science area, or the mirror that gives you an upside down image of yourself.

Photography (without flash) is allowed, so bring your camera.

If at all possible, try to space your visit out over a couple of days, or it's guaranteed you'll miss a lot. We felt fortunate to see what we did, but we felt rushed in the 2 hours we'd allotted to visit.

Visited April 2012
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