We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“world-class museum,”

The Corning Museum of Glass
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 19.50*
and up
Corning Museum of Glass Admission
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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. From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in our collection galleries, then watch glass come to life during the live Hot Glass Demos. You’ll be inspired to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass workshop (reservations available online). See the stunning Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which houses a 26,000-square-foot contemporary gallery and 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop for live glass demos and design sessions. 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 Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Great displays and demonstrations as well as gift shop.

Thank agent511
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (3,005)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages
All reviews
"make your own"
in 311 reviews
"gift shop"
in 399 reviews
"live demonstrations"
in 114 reviews
"fiber optics"
in 116 reviews
"contemporary art"
in 62 reviews
"new wing"
in 47 reviews
"corning museum"
in 90 reviews
"all ages"
in 168 reviews
"consecutive days"
in 32 reviews
"on display"
in 78 reviews
"niagara falls"
in 56 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 47 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 31 reviews
"for sale"
in 44 reviews
"whole family"
in 46 reviews
"parking lot"
in 62 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews

2,748 - 2,752 of 3,005 reviews

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!

1  Thank MJ200
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

1  Thank cruiserillinois11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

1  Thank Ron T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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.

1  Thank SusanAndJim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Corning Museum of Glass also viewed

Corning, Finger Lakes
Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes
Corning, Finger Lakes

Been to The Corning Museum of Glass? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing