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Corning Museum of Glass – Summer

The world’s largest glass museum invites you to see and experience glass making projects for all ages. Try hands-on activities, enjoy dozens of daily demonstrations, and even work with our skilled staff to make your own glass.

Activities for children, including free evening Family Nights, to introduce little ones to the museum.

Open daily, 9am – 8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and 9am – 5pm the rest of the year.

A New Way to Look at Glass

Ever been to a museum entirely focused around a single material? Ever thought of glass as more than just something you drink out of? At the Corning Museum of Glass, you’ll gain a whole new perspective about a seemingly common place material. Spend a half-hour at a Hot Glass Show, witnessing a molten blob transform into something exquisite and you’ll never look at glass the same way again.


The Corning Museum of Glass is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $20 for adults and $17 for seniors (62+), students, AAA/CAA, military. Kids and teens (17 and under) are free! Also available is a combination ticket with the Rockwell Museum.

With over 3,500 years of history housed in a building designed to mimic the flow of glass, the Corning Museum of Glass is home to the largest collection of art glass in the world. Travel through centuries of glassmaking, from the early core forming of the Mesopotamians, to the beautiful stained glass windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Learn how the Romans discovered glass blowing and see the handiwork of Venetian masters. Walk through an entire gallery dedicated to Corning, and learn how it came to be known as the ‘Crystal City.’


Perhaps what truly makes the Corning Museum of Glass sparkle is the interactivity found there. With more than 30 glass shows each day during the summer months, education through entertainment is high on the museum’s priority list. With both indoor and outdoor stages running Hot Glass Shows continuously, there are many chances to see master gaffers (glassmakers) create masterpieces. Enjoy a special ‘late show,’ which is longer, allowing the gaffers time to make a larger piece. During the other seasons, Hot Glass Shows run continuously only on the indoor stage. Make sure to catch the other exciting shows, including a flameworking demonstration, an optical fiber show, and a glass breaking demo.


The Corning Museum of Glass is much more than a museum – it’s a hands-on educational experience. Become a glassmaker yourself at the Make Your Own Glass workshop. For an additional fee, you can design your own glass flower, ornament, bead, fusing, or sandblasting project. Sign up for a 40-minute glassmaking session, and create a piece you’ll cherish forever. Imagine having a piece of glass you made yourself? It’s a unique and exceptional experience.

The GlassMarket consumes an entire floor of the museum and contains a variety of stores and shops with glass from all areas of the world. Find everything from books on glass to jewelry and sculptures worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Wander through the Steuben Glass store, and see the works Steuben gaffers have created right in the same building as the Corning Museum of Glass.

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1 Museum Way, Corning, New York 14830

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