Corning Museum of Glass Corning
Where is it at?
Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
Where are we going today?
Sometimes you might see the glass half full, and SOMETIMES you might see the glass in amazing art forms at the Corning Museum of Glass!
This New York museum is home to the WORLD's most comprehensive collection of glass artistry. The history of this art technique goes back years - and the museum covers the last 3,500 years of that!
It's an incredible learning opportunity for kids, with masterpieces from Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and even Ancient Rome.
The history doesn't stop there! The Corning Museum of Glass also let kids explore the incredible civilizations of Asia, Europe, Islam, and the Americas. There is also collection showcasing the artistic movements from the 19th century to present day.
Did you know that the collection at the Corning Museum has over 45,000 objects! That's pretty amazing! Kids can look up close at the delicate Asian mosaics, or study a tiny portrait of an Egyptian Pharaoh.
Confused and amazed at how it's done? Look no further, because this museum has a very fun hands-on workshop where you can try glassmaking for yourself! It's perfect for all ages, because even the little ones can decorate a sandblasted drinking glass. Why not try and create a holiday ornament for the tree, or make a picture frame for someone special!?
Glass has changed the world, so in the museum's state of the art Innovations Center, which is interactive, there are "Do It!" stations where you can get very hands on with the technology and science and glass.
And you might have just thought glass was something you drink water from! Far from it, and the Corning Museum of Glass will show you really how special and important glass really is!
How much does it cost?
- ChildrenKids under 17 are free!
- Free Under: 17 years
When can we go?
9am -5pm, but 9-8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day
Open Year Round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day
The education department offers guided tours and special programs for students of all grade levels, pre-school through college. Museum Docents and education staff engage students in active looking and discussion as they explore the Museum’s glass collection and interactive exhibitions..
There is the Cafe Express and GlassMarket Cafe if you want something small, or a proper meal..
They have salads and vegetarian options at the cafes.
Any Top Tips?
Check out any kid and family programs that might be happening when you first arrive so you don't miss out! .
Need a little extra help?
The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and anyone who needs to avoid stairs. There are wheelchairs available free of charge in the lobby. .
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Store is perfect for those younger visitors, with science related toys and items, and jewelry! Great for the piggy bank!.
Local residents get 50% discount! You can also bring two guests in at the resident rate. .
What people are saying?
by Kata Rina
This was our 2nd visit over the years. And again we loved it. There are so many hands on exhibits and a few shows, May favorite is the "Breaking Glass" show. There is always something new to discover. Here are some tips: Order tickets online and make reservations for the Making Glass experience. Glass blown pieces need time in the oven to be finished and will be picked up the next day. Also inspect the pieces we had 2 broken items. Parking is free and they offer military discounts. This museum can get busy and if you do not want to wait in line...Read More
by Steve Mantor
Dear Corning Museum of Glass:
I was greatly surprised and pleased to learn you that you recognized and appreciated my U.S. Navy veteran's status by welcoming my family and I into your facility at no cost. Thank You!
Your "World Class facility and the Staff" were absolutely amazing and a pleasure to experience.
My best regards..... and again, Thank You.
-- Steve Mantor
by Harvey Gilbert
We stopped here on teh way home to Florida from Rochester. I am glad I did.
The museum showed how glassmaking was done then and now. The exibits and demonstrations were informing, The staff was great; you can tell they enjoy their jobs.
The only slightly negative is: were are older people, and have walking issues. The parking lot was a bit of a walk as well as the tours inside, and presented a problem for one with knee problems. If only there was a tram to take you from the lot to the building.......
by Ahir Verma
Amazing! Loved the demonstrations with glass and the information provided. Also the sculptures on display. I loved the make your own glass activity to create beads, neclaces and bowls. I highly recommend this place.
by George Giannone
Stunning museum! The glass work blows your mind :) I highly recommend when in the southern tier of NY. I crafted my own glass sculpture, only $29.
by Kata Rina
This was our 2nd visit over the years. And again we loved it. There are so many hands on exhibits and a few shows, May favorite is the "Breaking Glass" show. There is always something new to discover. Here are some tips: Order tickets online and make reservations for the Making Glass experience. Glass blown pieces need time in the oven to be finished and will be picked up the next day. Also inspect the pieces we had 2 broken items. Parking is free and they offer military discounts. This museum can get busy and if you do not want to wait in line at the cafe you need to plan accordingly. Your ticket let's you reenter the museum so you could leave for lunch and come back.