Corning Museum of Glass

Corning, NY

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Address: 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, USA How do we get there? Number: 800-732-6845
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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!


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The Corning Museum of Glass is located in the Finger Lakes Wine Country region of New York State (USA), just off exit 46 on I-86. Our address is 1 Museum Way, Corning NY 14830. Corning is located halfway between New York City (4 1/2 hours drive) and Niagara Falls (3 hours drive).

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Kids under 17 are free!



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Corning Museum of Glass FAQ’s

There is the Cafe Express and GlassMarket Cafe if you want something small, or a proper meal.

Check out any kid and family programs that might be happening when you first arrive so you don't miss out!

The Museum Store is perfect for those younger visitors, with science related toys and items, and jewelry! Great for the piggy bank!

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.

They have salads and vegetarian options at the cafes

The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and anyone who needs to avoid stairs. There are wheelchairs available free of charge in the lobby.

Local residents get 50% discount! You can also bring two guests in at the resident rate.

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