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Corning Museum of Glass

There’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass! Watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes.

The only thing better than watching glassmaking is trying it yourself. Make Your Own Glass souvenir for a small fee.  Opportunities exist for all ages. For a more intensive experience, you can take a one-day, weekend, or multiple-week course in our glassmaking school, The Studio, which offers year-round courses in all levels of glassmaking.

Explore the world’s largest collection of glass, showcasing 3,500 years of glassmaking history, and get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. The  new Contemporary Art + Design Gallery is the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass. The gallery features a sophisticated light-filtering system using diffusing roof skylights, providing the majority of the lighting required to view the art.

Kids and teens, 17 and under are free! Discounts of 15% for Students, 55+, Military, AAA/CAA.

To purchase your own glass treasures, visit The Shops, featuring a dazzling array of glass-related products from around the world, from handmade artist glass to jewelry to housewares.


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  • Description The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass. The self-guided tour of the Museum begins in the Contemporary Art + Design Galleries, the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass, and continues through the Innovation Center, which offers an interactive look at the way new discoveries in glass have changed the world. It continues on to the 35 Centuries of Glass Galleries, showcasing more than 3,500 years of glass works in the Museum's collection, and the Contemporary Glass Gallery featuring works from 1975-2000. The tour includes Hot Glass Demos, live narrated demonstrations of hot glassblowing offered all day, every day.
  • Exhibits 17
  • Reception Capacity 800
  • Theatre Capacity 500
  • Banquet Capacity 300

November 10, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Celebrate the season of sparkle and shine with an abundance of holiday-related activities and offerings at The Corning Museum of Glass. From Make Your Own Glass experiences to our Glittering Holiday


December 20, 2018

Add one more holiday party to your list! Join us on December 20 for a night of festive fun and revelry complete with live music and live hot glassmaking. See you there!
At 2300° Fahrenheit, hot glass


December 26, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot


January 9, 2019 - February 28, 2019

Our snowmen are guaranteed to last the whole winter through – and then some! Warm up in our Make Your Own Glass Studio and make your own glass snowman, or buy one (or two) in our Shops. Don't miss our


January 10, 2019

For positively one night only on January 10, see The Grand Bohemian Troupe of Fancy Glass Workers at The Corning Museum of Glass. Over a span of 300 years, traveling flameworkers entertained and


January 11, 2019 - January 12, 2019

See guest artist David Sandidge during live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on January 11 and 12 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm. Watch as Sandidge brings one of his fanciful


January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019

See guest artist Megan Stelljes during live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop January 14 through 18 from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm. Watch as she brings her bold, pop


January 17, 2019

This is NOT a dreary January! Enjoy great music, glassmaking, and Finger Lakes Wines and Ciders at January's 2300°.

At 2300° Fahrenheit, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning