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“Nice surprise for grand daughter”

The Corning Museum of Glass
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US$19,50*
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Corning Museum of Glass Admission
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Open 9am-5pm every day year-round. Open 9am-8pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in our collection galleries, then watch glass come to life during the live Hot Glass Demos. You’ll be inspired to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass workshop (reservations available online). See the stunning Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which houses a 26,000-square-foot contemporary gallery and 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop for live glass demos and design sessions. Kids and Teens (17 and under) Free! Adult admission tickets are $19.50 and are good for two consecutive days. Discount of 15% for AAA/CAA, Students, Military and 55+. Blue Star Museum- Free Admission for Active Military and family Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

When taking grands on trips I like to surprise them with visits to neat places. This is one neat place. She kept telling me--thanks for bringing me here. Great displays. The demonstrations were also informative and interesting.

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Michaela D, Communications Associate at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Wow, it sounds like both you and your granddaughter really enjoyed your experience the Museum! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Exploring the museum is a good use of 3-4 hours and is a must see stop when in the Finger Lakes district. A new art gallery has been added since or last visit and features a variety of interesting pieces.

The museum also features a technology section and demonstrations that include a glass breaking show, fiber optics, and a 200-inch failure that was to have been a Palomar telescope mirror.

And, if that's not enough, there are glass blowing demonstrations, an opportunity now to make your own glass, and an absolutely enormous gift shop.

One last thing, the museum has ample parking and it's free.

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Ryan D, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for considering us a gem of the Finger Lakes area! We hope you liked the new gallery we have added. There is a changing gallery which is rotated once a year to let people who visit often something new to see. In addition to the free parking we also have a free shuttle bus which stops at our parking lot, front door of the museum, the Rockwell Museum and downtown Market Street. It is just one way we try to make your visit that much easier. We hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Corning Museum of Glass combines science center, art gallery, historical museum, workshops, store, and cafe into one sprawling attraction with glass as the common theme.

If you like science and innovation, don’t miss the 3rd floor. There, you can watch demonstrations of glass blowing, glass shattering (think tempered glass like window shields in cars), making glass eyes, or how fiber optic cable works and is used. The teenaged boys were
fascinated with this stuff. They liked learning about touch screens (like those on your phone or laptop), and how different chemical elements may be combined to make different types and/or colors of glass. Here on the third level is where you see how technology integrates the use of glass and pushes forward in exciting new ways.

If you tend to enjoy art over function, explore the newer pieces of art in the “Contemporary + Design” galleries (such as “Global Cities”) as well as the temporary exhibit “Art of the Architects”. Here is where you can see how glass is used to further an artist’s vision.

If you are fascinated by history and craftsmanship, tour glass making through the ages and around the globe in the “35 Centuries of Glass” permanent installation gallery. “Crystal City” is another permanent exhibition, which explores the story of Corning. There is also a display of glass that was made by nature.

The museum is modern and handicapped accessible. There were many friendly staff members around to help with questions. Lots of hands-on exhibits and activities for the younger kids. Free parking. Cafe on site. Students aged 17 and under are free. College and AAA discounts given.

Plan on spending a minimum of an hour at the museum and realize that you can easily spend several hours there.

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Ryan D, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Wow, what a day you had at our museum! You are spot on in seeing that we try to provide something for everyone of all ages. Whether it be the technology side of glass, historical gallery, contemporary galleries or our live demonstrations, we have something for everyone! Hopefully you were able to try your own hands at making glass through our Make Your Own Glass program. We are thrilled to hear that you thought our staff were friendly and helpful as we pride ourselves in our level of customer service. Keep in mind that in addition to College and AAA discounts we also have discounts for Military ID and Seniors 55+ as well as are members of the Blue Star Program which gives Active Military and their immediate family free admission. Thank you for the review, we hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

History of glass, hands on experiences for all ages, artistic uses of glass, educate and enthuse people of all ages.
We received an education with the descriptions of the various types of glass (ceramics, tempered, pyrex, safety, bullet-proof, stained and colored, etc), and how they were discovered and made.
Museum staff and townspeople are friendly. This was our second visit and we hope to return for a third visit.

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Ryan D, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Welcome back for your second visit! We are happy to hear that you think we educate and enthuse people of all ages as that is our mission! If you like the historical aspect do not miss the Story of the Crystal City demonstration which explains the history of glass making in Corning New York. We can't wait until you visit us again!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I wasn't expecting too much though all reviews are very positive. I have to back up the reviewers, the museum is a must. We received a discount using an automobile association membership from Australia which saved a few dollars. If you want to pay extra there are workshops where you can work with glass. Keep in mind it needs to cool over night and you collect the next day, or they can ship it to you at cost.

We took a free one hour guided tour which was worthwhile. There is a science area with hands on displays for kids and adults. A contemporary glass art gallery. Glass through the ages area. More galleries. It is a massive museum. Too much for us to see all. I really enjoyed it. There is also a very large gift shop.

We spent 2.5 hours there.

Thank Mike K
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Ryan D, Marketing Staff at The Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded you expectations and met the reviews of others! You are correct, our facility is very large and there is so much to see and do. So everyone can experience everything, our admission is good for two consecutive days. This also helps if people would like to pick up their Make Your Own Glass projects the next day after 12 noon to let it cool rather than ship it. It is fantastic to hear that you found our free public guided tours valuable as we work hard to train our docents. To see when we have guided tours visit the What's Happening Today page on our website. Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again!

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