Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

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Dedicated to the history, art, and science of glass Corning Museum of Glass boasts a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects. Trace 3,500 years of glass history around the world through the museum’s varied collections. Highlights include the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh and Venetian glass masterpieces. Head to the contemporary gallery to view objects from the last 25 years. At the Innovation Center, learn about the science and technology behind glass. The museum also offers daily classes, so you can try glassmaking and take home your own handmade souvenir. For more souvenir options, browse the large gift shop, which sells artworks, home items, jewelry, collectibles, and more. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Corning holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Corning Museum of Glass and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lovely glittery, catch your eyes at every turn, beautiful glass creations, from all natural sources. The abilities, and artistic vocations, of each artist from near and far, and from the far past and....  more
    Lovely glittery, catch your eyes at every turn, beautiful glass creations, from all natural sources. The abilities, and artistic vocations, of each artist from near and far, and from the far past and....  more »
  • Dont hesitate. We were so intrigued by all the interesting exhibits. So much to see and so much to learn! We were there for hours and will definitely return when we have a chance. 
    Dont hesitate. We were so intrigued by all the interesting exhibits. So much to see and so much to learn! We were there for hours and will definitely return when we have a chance.  more »
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  • Just Wow. A must visit place. Wonderful exhibits. They’ve different galleries, a wing alone for the historic exhibits, which were a lot (we weren’t able to see everything). And artistic exhibits are also Amazing. They’ve hot shops showing the glass demonstrations almost every 30 min, throughout the day. Definitely attend one. Don’t miss the innovation floor, it was quite interesting. There’s a beautiful gift shop with so many things and a good cafe, with vegetarian options. And Yes, make your own glass is nothing we can actually make, but only choose what shape and colours you want, and you can have really closer look, which was still nice to experience. It would be good if it’s specified clearly on the website what to expect. Also would love more interactive exhibits. Definitely a great visit.
  • This is a MUST VISIT museum even if don’t like museums or aren’t interested in glass, I’m sure you’ll be fascinated by the beauty of glass, live demonstrations, knowledge and tidbits about glass characteristics and history. Drove over from Ithaca and a Cornell college visit and it’s only about an hour drive away which is well worth the trip. So much to explore and enjoy and the museum shop is massive and fascinating in its own right. Easily spend 2-3 hours here and not have enough time.

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