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Corning Museum of Glass

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The Corning Museum of Glass is a unique museum in Corning, New York that was founded by the famous Corning Glass Works company for its 100th anniversary in 1951. It contains the world's finest collection of glass, including glass artwork and historical glass that dates back thousands of years. Its exhibits focus on the history, technology, art, science, design, craft, and culture of glass. In addition to viewing its over 45,000 glass objects, visitors can also make their own glass in one of their daily classes.

Things to Do

  • Explore the Innovation Center, an interactive exhibit dedicated to the science and technology behind glass and its many uses in modern society.
  • View the Glass Collection Galleries, which showcase thousands of glass objects from all over the world, including pieces created by the Ancient Egyptians and beautiful Venetian glass.
  • Make your own glass objects, including ornaments and nightlights, by participating in one of their daily glass workshops!

Corning Museum of Glass Insider Tips

  • If you're wanting to make your own glass, make sure to purchase tickets in advance in order to ensure that you get a space in a session that is convenient for you.
  • Check out their list of upcoming family programs, which include fun activities and free family nights that include live entertainment and crafts.
  • If you're skeptical that your child will be interested in a glass museum, look at this handy list of all of the great kid-friendly activities at the museum, including live demonstrations and scavenger hunts.

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