Chihuly Garden and Glass Seattle
Where are we going today?
Art galleries are often great for kids to look around, because they will introduce them to the wonderful world of art, and of creativity, and teach them all about expressing themselves.
Chihuly Garden and Glass is all about the work of Dale Chuhuly, a Washington native who studied glass during his time at university.
Since then, his work has been included in over 200 museums across the WORLD! That's pretty special! Now, at this Seattle museum, the family can look at the inspirations and influences that made his work what it is today!
The sculptures are bright and colorful, and some work is unusual, and with those lush landscapes, make for a fascinating experience for kids. Those under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult, but each will take away something from the experience.
Younger kids will love the colors and the shapes, and older kids will be able to start talking about why they like or dislike the pieces, and what it is about them that engages them.
Kids - when you walk through the galleries, look all around you. Here's a hint - sometimes when you walk - look up!
One of the most popular experiences in the entire city for visitors, the Chihuly Garden and Glass will introduce the family to some spectacular artworks - some you won't even believe how they were created!
Art is all around in this Seattle museum! You never know what might just inspire you!
How much does it cost?
- Children$14 - $17
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
10am - 7pm Sun - Thurs / 10am - 8pm Fri & Sat
All year round
They offer group admissions, so why not bring art students in for a pretty special experience outside of the classroom!.
The Collections Cafe at Chihuly Garden and Glass is a great place to grab lunch and snacks, and the food is local produce too! Reservations are recommended.
There are plenty of places in the area to grab something before or after your visit - you're in Seattle after all!.
Any Top Tips?
There is parking at the base of the Space Needle.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum if you have any questions.
Umbrella strollers are allowed in the exhibition, not large strollers. .
Can I get one of those?
The Bookstore has books and items relating to the artists, and the culture of the region. A great way for kids to continue their education in the art world!.
You can buy combo tickets for the Space Needle too. .
What people are saying?
by yaya shang
This place is beautiful. As you walk through the exhibits - every next room was even more spectacular than the room before.
I recommend going during the day and night - or just stay there a while. The outside garden is stunning after dark.
This place is definitely a highlight of Seattle.
by Marissa Plume
Nicely done presentation accompanied by interesting films about Chihuly's work. I love the indoor / outdoor settings. Highly recommend checking out this museum!
by Cynthia Lowry
This was one of the most unique places I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Creative, unusual, candy for the visual to the brain!
by Christine D. McCallum-Randalls
Go! It's likely that you'll want to go to Seattle Center anyway (space needle, science center, etc.) and if you are at all interested in bold color/modern/contemporary/glass art, this is definitely worth the price of admission. I recommend the free audio tour accessible via your cell phone.
by Lindley Ashline
Lovely place! Not cheap to visit -- I think tickets were around $23 per adult -- but well worth it. The museum and gardens were extensive enough to make the ticket price feel justified, and we felt free to visit each room as long as we wanted.
While we were there, one of the museum staffers gave a talk on some of the glass, and the designer of the gardens gave a tour of them, so there was plenty of extra knowledge offered as well. I'd love to go again!