Corning Museum of Glass

Corning, NY

Where are we going?

Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
NY 14830


What is there to do?

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?

Adults: $18

Children: Kids under 17 are free!

Discount: AAA, Military, Senior, Student

Free Under: 17 years


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.


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


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

They have salads and vegetarian options at the cafes - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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