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Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

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219 Reviews
1 Museum Way, Corning, New York

The Basics

Founded in 1951, the Corning Museum of Glass showcases the artistry, history, and science of glass. The museum includes works representing historical practices and celebrates the technological advances that have impacted modern glass production. Check out the Contemporary Art + Design Wing to discover how glass is used in design, and stop by the demo room for more hands-on fun: the museum’s Hot Glass Demos are a great way to discover how artisans make—and manipulate—glass, and the glass breaking and flameworking demos are a hit too. You can also book a class to learn about glassmaking fundamentals.

Some multi-day tours of the Niagara region from Boston include a stop at the museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York

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Highly recommend
Angela_C, Jun 2021
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This is our second visit to the museum and we enjoyed it just as much. Beautiful displays, clean environment and very helpful staff.
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Awesome exhibit
CharuBakshi, Mar 2021
Corning Museum of Glass Admission Ticket
The exhibit was amazing. The variety of art on display took our breath away. All COVID precautions were in place and everything was smooth
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Museum During COVID
DeniseDavid, Feb 2021
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Even in the Time of COVID, the glass museum felt like a safe place to visit. The museum is beautiful and the collection of contemporary art as well as history is a joy to see. Thinking about human history is a good thing to do during this time. I would like to visit again because there is so much to see!
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Loved it!
Laurie_W, Jul 2021
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I'd been wanting to see the museum for many years and finally made it to Corning. It did not disappoint! Loved it.
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One of my favorite museums
Nancy_A, Jul 2021
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The diversity of glass, the ancient Roman, Greek, Middle Eastern glass are wonderful. The contemporary glass from a wide variety of artists are a delight.
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Worthwhile trip
DennisBecker, Jul 2021
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My grandson and I had a wonderful time. Being 6 years of age he really liked the various animal displays and the gallery demos. What a wonderful day, and the cafeteria served very good and tasty meals
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Great time
DavidPFreer, Jul 2021
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No particular outstanding part - all great Viator needs to include the museum's senior discount in their ticket prices
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Educational
Cathy_C, Jul 2021
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Unique modern glass art gallery. They have very interesting demos . The upper floor is a great history of glass
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Good Vacation Day Trip
Robin_D, Jun 2021
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If you want the veterans discount wait until you are at the museum to get your ticket 17 versus 20 per adult ticket. The museum itself was very informative and wonderful displays. Did the sandblasting educational and brought home a goblet souvenir mug and two fish bowls. My teens loved it! Food and shopping were excellent! Will go again when come up to visit.
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Amazing
AndrewVossler, Mar 2021
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It was amazing!! All of the work was beautiful and we went to a glass blowing show and it was simply awesome. We plan to go back again!!
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Great experience
Barbara_G, Mar 2021
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The shows were really great! we enjoyed the knowledge that was given about glass making. Nice exhibition!!!
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Corning Glass Museum
KathiSpilberg, Apr 2021
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The museum is a HUGE place with lots to see. 6 hours there & we didn't see everything, so we will def be back. ♿ Accessible with some wheelchairs at entrances. Mobility impaired people def need one, so bring yours. Shuttles (every 15-20 mins) from 2 overflow FREE parking lots do have chair, scooter lifts & take you directly to ticket entrance. Highly suggest this. The artist's glass demos are all day long in diff areas & very entertaining! Map & times supplied upon entering. Massive sized CMOG store, Cafe with drinks, snacks food to order. Make your own glass is available for extra fee & spots must be reserved in advance. It is very popular & for all ages. Masks 100% required, monitored social distancing, sanitizing stations throughout. Excellent place to visit!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Corning Museum of Glass is a must for art lovers, especially those interested in glassmaking, and families with children.

  • To avoid waiting in entry lines, purchase admission tickets in advance online.

  • Kids ages 17 years old and younger are admitted for free. Adult admission is good for two consecutive days.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout most areas of the museum’s campus.

  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs, and free wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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How to Get There

The museum is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, about a 5-hour drive from New York City. Bus service runs daily from Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal; take the ShortLine bus to the Corning Transportation Center.

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When to Get There

The museum is open from 9am to 5pm September through May, and until 8pm in summer. It is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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The Science of Glass

The museum’s Optical Fiber Demo is essential for kids and families interested in physics, optics, and communications technology. In the 15-minute demo, you learn about the role glass plays in current technology while transmitting digital information across the globe. Also discover how glass carries light, and enjoy a discussion in the Glass Innovation Center. The demo is included in the price of admission.

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