A wonderful museum filled with modern and ancient glass. A spectacular collection, well worth a day or a week of exploring. There are live demonstrations and you can even make your own pieces. You do have to buy entrance tickets in advance but they are available same day. They only allow a limited number of people and everyone’s in masks so you feel very safe.
Much more here than youd think. How much glass can there be? Lots, lots of glass. History of glass, modern glass, contemporary glass. The glass blowing demonstration is pretty cool. Best part might have been the gift shop. Easy to spend 100-200 bucks, might have been partially due to covid and having excess inventory, but some great deals on glassware and gifts for Christmas right now.
This place is great! I dont want to spoil to much of it, but this place is a great place to go, even if youre not an artist. Im not and I still love this place. I was there about a month ago and they added a ton since I was there!
I survived a glass museum with a very active 5 year old! Our family enjoyed the exhibits and we learned so much. We really enjoyed all of the live demonstrations. They each were extremely informative. We also attended the glass blowing workshop and my kids were so proud of their work. We will definitely return.
We enjoyed this museum immensely. Its quite large with a variety of glass displays, both historical and contemporary. There is a really cool hands on science center ish are with exhibits on the different uses for glass. There are some glass craft demonstrations as well as some hands on craft activities. The crafts are extra and space is limited, so order these tickets ahead of time.
This was one of our best museum visits. Great presentation, breathtaking pieces, wonderful displays with fine explanations.The cafe for lunch was superb, prices not bad at all.Easy to navigate the Covid requirements.In all this alone is worth a visit to a nice town.
INCREDIBLE! Our eyes were sore after looking so closely at so many mind blowing creations! It was almost too much in the gift shop, you could easily spend over an hour there just taking it all in. They did have a lot of things from China which almost ruined it for me, so just beware and look at the place of origin on everything. If its cheap, its probably from China. Otherwise it was a great place to visit! We saw a live glass blowing show which was really awesome and very informative. I took so many videos to relive the entire experience. Parking was free and onsite, it was across the street and about 100 yards away but wheelchair access absolutely. As most museums are it was very clean and organized with hand sanitizing stations a plenty, which we were thankful for.
Indescribable beauty. Cool history. Fusion of art and science. So much to see, I cant wait to go back!!!
Unexpectedly unique, special, sophisticated, ultramodern and informative space where you can find so much new information to digest as many captivating expositions. It has tours and shows. Everything is very well organized and clean. Kids friendly! We spent more than 2 hours.
Great museum, nice atmosphere. We made our own photo frames - it turned out pretty nice. We had a great time
A great museum for those who love art! Its interesting to see how the museum has carefully preserved the historical excavations done throughout the world. The sandblasting sessions, demonstrations and the glass making sessions are managed very well. The staffs are very helpful and amicable. With regards to amenities, the museum has neat rest rooms, a nice gift shop and a neat cafeteria. The gift shop however seemed a little pricey. Update : I went to the gift shop two days later and found that the collection was completely different. Looks like they keep changing their collection on a day-to-day basis.
Simply fantastic give yourself an entire day to see it try the workshops the glass making its a wonderful destination.
First time coming here and it was amazing. We didnt get to see everything and will definitely come back to see the rest. I recommend making your own glass decorations. The sandblasting glass decor was great!!!
Its an interesting museum. We covered the entire museum in about 3 hours including 2 daily shows they conduct and having lunch in their cafe (which by the way is quite tasty!) as well as some souvenir shopping. Unless you want to go into real depth of everything, 3-4 hours is more than enough. Must visit on the way to Niagara falls from NYC or nearby places.
Wonderful museum of both Corning and glass history. I do find it sad that as I walked through the place with a mask on due to the pandemic, to find so much of the stuff in their gift shop was made in China! Kind of ruined the experience for me. Museum built to celebrate an American company. Fortunately they also had many items from local glass artists which are wonderful.
We love the Corning Museum of Glass and make one or two trips a year, at least. I especially love that kids under 17 gain free admission and, as a resident of a neighboring county, it is only $10 for me to enter. So, that makes $10 to get three people into a museum - you cant beat that! Plus, purchasing advance tickets in the afternoon gains you admission for the next day.We love the art because there is so much to see. We each have our favorite pieces, plus we discover something new each time we go. During non-pandemic times, the staff usually organizes a few scavenger hunts to do during the visit, and there is still one via the network and website. During non-pandemic times there is also an interactive kids room where they can be busy and not worry about breaking things. However, Ill say that I have been bringing the kids since they were infants and they are always enthralled and it has never been an issue. The glass blowing demonstration is always hit.
Such a unique and interesting place to visit! The displays were gorgeous and there was so much to see. I really loved all the demonstrations too. It’s spellbinding watching the artisans work! There’s a ton to offer in the shop with lots of pieces by local artisans. They include small descriptions with the displays so you know who made everything. I spent over 4 hours in the museum, including a “make your own glass” experience and could have spent even longer. They’ve done an excellent job with adapting to new COVID guidelines and it was all very clean and safe. Plus, all of the staff were amazing!
While heading to Niagara Falls we decided to stop by the Corning Glass Factory . It has been on the list for a while. The admission covers your entrance for 2 days. Parking is ample and convenient.The historical display of the museum’s extensive glass collection is extremely well organized and labelled and detailed. There are three level of display from historic to modern sculptures made of glass is intriguing. From huge sculptures to intricate life size spiders the glass creations were fantastic. My favorite was the chess with its intricate and colorful pieces.The demonstrations were very interesting and always hands on. We learned a lot ! Kids enjoyed making the glass sanding bowls and still enjoy them till date.The gift shop has a huge and beautiful collection of glass items on display. Totally worth the visit !!!
Watch how glass does wonders. It is definitely the rock that pours and takes any shape! Let your imagination go wild at the Corning Museum of Glass!
A fine, enjoyable museum experience for education, contemplation, and leisure. Careful detail put in place to allow for child safety and enjoyment for a family of all ages. Inspiring for designers and engineers.
Awesome place. Good time to spend there about 4 hours.
The entire experience was amazing!! The live glass blowing show was very informative for everyone! The only sad part of our trip, was the gift shop. Came across many items that were made in China!!! If it seems low priced, check the label or ask a sales associate if it was made in the USA!!!
I made a pumpkin. They use an air blower with a foot pedal..to keep it safe. Before you would do it most of it. Still cool.
Gorgeous museum! There is plenty to do here. You can walk through exhibits that showcase the rich history behind glass. They have demonstrations of glass making. They have a make your own glass studio. They even have an educational center! Not to mention a gorgeous gift shop. Definitely worth a visit!
My wife brought me to Corning Museum of Glass for my first visit. I didnt know what to expect. I was expecting a history of Corning glassware and maybe a history of some artwork done by their artists through the years. I was amazed by the history of Glass they had on site. They had so much there to look at, it was really great.We were not able to see the demonstrations. Covid and such made it so there was limited seating and they filled up fast. I was not disappointed by this, I have seen many glass blowing and other glass making techniques through the years. I doubt there was much I would see that was new to me in there anyway.The gift shop was huge and some items were rather expensive, but it was to be expected. I did purchase a glass that was on sale for half price.All the staff was friendly and helpful. Even to those people who would pull their masks down every chance they got. We could not have asked for a better daily excursion. If you have never been, it is worth checking out.
A must see beautiful works if sculpture in glass.
Interesting and informative history on glass characteristics and design. Beautiful works of art throughout the museum!
This is such a wonderful museum! Be prepared, it will take you a solid few hours to get through all of the exhibits and displays but it is most definitely worth it. They have regular glass making demonstrations that are free with your admission ticket and are short enough to not eat up all your time, yet are super informative and interesting! I definitely recommend this museum and will absolutely some back next time Im in the area.
Its amazing place to visit . employees are helpful. Pricy gift shop . very clean. Couldnt get,into are any of the Demos they are in cut in half because of corvid.
Their social distancing procedures left people unable to watch the live demonstrations. They could only let so many people in a room.Nothing they can do about it. Wait to go until they lift restrictions. We paid $40 to walk thru their museum which is nice if you really like glass. I found out I dont care for looking at glass displays that looked like mistakes in manufacturing. Some of the displays reminded me of displays at antique shops or flea markets. The gift shop was large and had items from a few dollars to thousands.
We really had a great time here. We both made the flower. We went here last February and now we’re excited to go back in November to make the pumpkin. Also really enjoyed walking around the museum and sat in and watched the guy blow glass.
Neat museum with the history of glass as well as numerous works of glass arts. Many shows of live glass blowing as well.
Literally one of the coolest places Ive ever been
Went during COVID. The crowd restrictions and social distancing measures were not only great because of covid, but also creates a more enjoyable museum experience. Smaller crowds mean you can enjoy the pieces without feeling rushed by other guests.The ticket is a 2 day pass, realize if you go in the morning you can easily get the entire experience completed in one day without feeling rushed. The two day is just to space it out if you want to.Also really liked how the store gave bios on the artists if you want to buy their works (review photo).
Really like the place and glass work is awesome...spent around 3 hours and clicked lots of photos...some glass sculptures are really nice which you cannot even thought of..
I love glass and this museum has been on my bucket list for ages. I finally went up recently and absolutely loved my visit. I spent a very full day and a half there and still didnt see everything. Something for everyone. Watched 4 live demos of glass blowing, splurged on making 2 different blown glass projects in the studio where there are all sorts of projects to make guided by artists.. Another time Ill have to take an actual glass class. Modern glass , historical glass, glass as its used for things like windows.. Loved, Loved the Steuben collection. So much to take in. I have a museum pass from a local museum that let me in for free, but if you buy one there its good for 2 days which I was happily surprised at. They run a free shuttle between there, the cute downtown and the Rockwell museum. .. I will be back. Summers must be crowded since i saw a huge parking lot a bit further away.
Great place, lots of history and things to see. I enjoyed the displays but the highlight was the shows. The kids got bored after a bit, but not really surprising given the nature of the material. The gift shop had some amazing items on display for purchase.
Its like having three museums in one. In the art section they have glass going back to 1500 BC and every culture on earth. In the science section you learn about the impact of glass from baking to fiber optics. The museums gift shop is almost like a third museum, but you can buy everything you see. Free parking, and the two day pass is awesome. You dont realize how much is in the museum so the two day pass allowed us to book a hotel and stay in Corning for night and come back in the morning.
Very interesting, diverse and extremely well designed place. Nice combination of museum grade modern glass art, extensive exhibit on the history glass to 600BC and interactive glass making exhibits. Good for kids of all ages and adults with a glass passion.
Something old, something new, modern. Live demonstrations, and of course a great gift shop. The Cafe was very good as well.
Great museum with great exhibits. First time visitor with family this August. I felt compelled to write this review though because the excellent job the museum did to implement practices to provide a safe environment during the current pandemic. Very professional, respectful, and well thought out policies for ensuring the health of everyone during this challenging time. Well done Corning!
Great museum! Loved the 35 centuries of glass exhibit!
Surprisingly very cool, the glass blowing demonstration was fascinating and at the sand blasting experience you get to make your own custom glass (mine was themed around Luigi). Kids under 17 are free too, which is great for the fam. Would recommend.
So cool! They have multiple live glass blowing demonstrations every day, beautiful and fascinating art exhibits, and a huge shop that was practically an exhibit itself. I could have spent days here and still find something new around the corner.
Always amazing! Great to get very special glassware by local artisans...but the museum itself is very interesting too!!
The museum and the exhibits are beautiful. A real treat and something that is extremely special. The guy that was doing the presentation at the Amphitheater Hot Shop was excellent. Our experience in the gift shop was not great though.
We always try and visit this museum every time we are visiting Family nearby.The demonstrations are wonderful and interactive. Exhibits geared toward children on the 3rd level and an amazing wing showing 35 centuries of glass throughout the world.The museum is also observing and following covid19 restrictions effortlessly. Everyone in masks, social distancing plus limited people allowd inside at a time.
Fun museum for couples and family alike. I spent half a day then took the free shuttle to downtown Market street where you can shop, eat and visit the Rockwell as well. Parking is free and you can also walk downtown via a bridge. The Corning Museum Of Glass is great for all. They have various glass making presentations almost every half hour. It definitely highlights more European/ America history. Area of improvement: I do wish they had more representation/ diversity from regions of Persia, African, Asia, Middle East and South America. They have very limited glass from China, India, Islamic and I believe Ghana. There are plenty of local attractions to see if you have a half day or will be around for two days. Family friendly, clean, automatic temperature checks and people adhere to the mask policy.
Anyone love glass must experience once in life time. Plenty of glass arts from the world and series of glass history of human beings from the old ancient historical age to the modern world. Also have the opportunity to test the art of glass by your hand, amazing time there, would like to visit the interesting town again.
Wonderful museum, even more so for children. Lots in the myriad of collections to see, plus the displays for various glass forming processes are simply great. The place itself is something to look at. You could easily spend the whole day if youre into glass in general. They have a cafe section for food as well. Very helpful staff, just a wonderful time.
Beautiful museum! We enjoyed each exhibit. Especially the interactive ones. The blown glass demonstration was fun and engaging. We spent about 2 hours and felt like we saw a lot. I would recommend if you are in the area.
Amazing exhibits. Glass from all over the world from throughout history.
Great, takes a **whole** day to finish everything. With covid limited menu at cafe, need to buy tickets in advance, but other than that is very close to a normal museum visit. Would highly recommend.
Incredible museum dedicated for glass and applications for glass.The building is very airy and bright. The exhibits are well thought out and presented. Many demos and interactive sessions showing how many items were made from glass and how glass are being used in our daily lives.The store has such a wide range of glass products offering many beautiful glass items.Good place for the entire family to enjoy and learn.
Have been here twice and really enjoyed both visits. The ticket price of $18 is a small cost you pay for the exquisite experience inside. There are several exhibits of glass sculptures and designs. I particularly enjoyed the historical exhibits on how glass designs evolved through ages. The modern glass sculptures were also pretty good.There are live shows as well so do check your schedule and plan accordingly. The glass blowing shows in the big auditorium is a must watch. There is another show where they create something that kids have drawn on a paper.Some of the live shows can win you a souvenir as a gift.There are also scheduled yours that help folks through the museum.ON the ground floor, as you enter the building, there is a place to shop glassware.Overall, it is a great museum to visit if you are around.
It was a beautifull museum. It was really cool to see the live demonstration, and the glass from antiquity was really interesting.
It was amazing! And huge, its easy to miss stuff. But its so worth it. You can even watch people blowing glass in an auditorium. It was really cool. They do also have a huge store where you can by anything you could think of.
Each and everything is made of Glass. Nice place for knowledge gathering. A very good place.
Great place. Spent 3.5 hours there with the grandkids and didnt see it all. They want to return.
The grandkids stayed interested with the interaction of displays. We all enjoyed the presentations. The children made pumpkins. The staff was very nice. The cleanliness and sanitizer areas were appreciated.
I attended the museum yesterday with my 3 year old daughter. They have a policy now that kids over 2 must wear a mask. My daughter has not wore a mask at all during this pandemic. She started crying and said I want to go home She was traumatized for the whole day. The gatekeeper was rude and totally unreasonable. She has also had no sympathy for my little girl. I will NEVER go back to this place again.
First time here. Was amazing. Will go again once were rid of Covid!!
I was very disappointed in the make your own ornament class. I found the literature you put in your brochure very misleading. I stepped on a pedal twice. I am aware of the social distancing policies, but would have liked to have been a little more involved.
Have stopped here numerous times while traveling through the southern tier. Sometimes we would only visit the gift shop just to take a break from driving. Actually the most awesome rest area ever.
Amazing museum with lots to look at, from history, to art, to technology. Fun live demonstrations
Very cool place worth visiting. Live demo was good. Check it out
Awesome place to take the family
Visited CMoG with my wife on a friday morning. It was amazing. This is my 3rd time visit to this museum. They have cool exhibits from different era and nation even if glasses from nature. They have beautiful demonstration with the artwork. They have a live glass blowing shows. walking through the museum is very beautiful and stunning. Very educational and historical journey of glass. They have the collection of glasses from every part of the globe and from different era.Good place for the entire family to enjoy and learn.
Phenomenal museum with really mind-blowing experiences.
Awesome demonstrations! Enjoyed the exhibits, but we kept going back to the Hot Shop, at the Amphitheatre to watch the actual glass blowing. The Gift shop is huge, but the prices are just not affordable to us. We really wanted to get something that one of the artists made, but a tiny little glass paperweight was like $50. Its sort of unfair for people with tight budgets honestly. So we had to leave empty-handed, unfortunately. The cheaper stuff was all imported Chinese made stuff. And I didnt want any of that. The admission price is definitely fair. We had to go back to the car to get a drink though because the line at the Cafe was insane! Theres no vending machines to grab a drink, and the Cafe Express was closed. We went on a Saturday.
What a pleasant experience an incredible mix of science physics and patience. Reasonably priced and an exceptional value from an educational standpoint simple easy and fun.
Amazing place with beautiful exhibitions. You can see how glass pieces are made during presentation. Totally recommend visiting.
Its absolutely fascinating! I especially loved the demonstrations! Will go back again!
A very well maintained , stylish museum. Great location , surrounded by hills. Ample parking available. Frequent shuttle buses ply from parking lots to the museum (even though it is just a walking distance).Kids and Teens can enter the museum for free. Adults with AAA insurance will get some discounts. Veterans also get discounts.Its a world of glass which is very well organized. Displayed a plethora of glass from the last 35 centuries. There are many Demonstrations, including a live glass making demo which is in a very well equipped theater.There is also an option to make your own glass (for a slightly higher ticket price)The basement has a store and a restaurant. All neat and tidy.Altogether a grand museum.
This was more exciting than I expected. Fun activities, great demonstrations. The demonstrations make you appreciated the art in the museum
New glass for space add spider web when making glass will give you glass three times the strength of earth.. stupid crazy idea I came up with...
It was so neat! I had no idea that they invented so many things.
Its somewhere between phenomenal and spectacular. The merging of science and art. I never realized the impact that glass had on my life. The sheer Beauty of Tiffany Glass. Sorosky Crystal. Optical glass. Glass magnification through telescopes and satellites. Fiber optics tea cups and plates. From the Phoenicians to the Future Corning Museum in glass is where its at.
Whatever you think you know about glass, you will be blown away by this museum. We spent 1.5 days here (your ticket is good for 2 consecutive days) but you can move more quickly. As the CMOG website says you can Explore 3500 years of glass, Watch gaffers make glass, Make your own glass pieces, and Discover how glass is made and used. This is one of the most absorbing museums we visited in North America. The current New Glass Now exhibition of 100 curated pieces is utterly amazing. The hot shops offer live demonstrations on a variety of topics. We watched one session where 5 gaffers (what they call glassblower) created a deer. it was beautiful to watch the symmetry of the various team members moving as one to create this delicate glass deer. We took time to blow a pumpkin and create a glass wind chime. Getting close to the ovens made the experience real. Great entertainment for the family. BTW, they have an outstanding cafeteria with a surprising array of Asian and Indian dishes that are delicious. Dont forget to stop in the gift shop for an amazing array of glass items and accessories, including Corningware.
Having to wear a mask for several hours was somewhat oppressive. Even though the museum was largely empty, there were plenty of people watching you and enforcing even if you were the only one in the room. Saw many people pulling their masks down to sneak a breathe of fresh air. Just not an enjoyable atmosphere.
We stopped here on one of our RV trips while upstate and they glass blowing show was really cool. The artwork was really pretty and the gift shop had tons of glassworks that you could purchse but everything was a bit on the pricey side. All in all, it was a nice visit.
Hand blown pumpkins. We got to pick the colors and blow the air (with a foot pedal due to Covid) into them. This is cheaper than buying them in the gift shop.
Beautiful!! I love visiting this time of Year!
Simply amazing! So much more than expected: from modern art to live demos and even a real submarine periscope. Highly recommend!
Really nice place, loved seeing all the glass!
What a great place to spend the day! We actually got to watch a glass eye being made along with a stunning glass bowl.. this is a great place to see beautiful glass antiques, modern glass art, beautiful paperweights, Tiffany lamps plus much more! The store is full of elegant pieces of glass art, jewelry and great deals on Pyrex ware!
Our experience was very discouraging. It feels like you are in a prison and not a museum. Staff and security are everywhere an no one smiled, acknowledged, or greeted us. No one said thank you or even made you feel welcome. It was as if all the staff were mad that you came. They glared and stared at ALL guest. Other guest felt the same way and it was awkward. Ihave NEVER in all my life experienced such behavior. Save your money and time. This place does NOT deliver!!!!
Great displays of glass art and glass products, historic and modern. Much more entertaining than I had expected, could of stayed longer. Wonderful demonstrations of different glass making and molding techniques. Huge gift shop, a little pricey, but there are lot of beautiful pieces.
Great place to visit when you visit upstate NY. Contemporary glass work section is a must.
Corning Museum of Glass is a great place to experience glassware and creative glass making process. Its a full day of treasure for an art lover and a creative person also for everyone who is interested in unique experiences. We went here around morning and were here till late afternoon.There were live demonstration shows arranged for showing glass artworks in a special stadium type auditorium. We felt really great to see the hot glass melt and get formed in a beautiful glass masterpiece by the hands of that creative artist. The demonstrators were explaining what the glass artist was doing and how it all worked out. They also chose a lucky guest, who got a pre made glass art piece as a free gift right there itself. Wow!We also loved the various glass art displays and exhibits. Glass fruits, Chihuly art, chandeliers, huge plates, ornaments, crockery and other decorative stuff which was simply gorgeous.Also in the museum there were little demonstrations going on at various places, those were explaining how the glass gets colored, which minerals and ingredients give which different colors etc.The museum is spacious and doesnt feel crowded at all even if many people might be present. There are clean and upscale restrooms available inside the museum. The gift shop in itself is a wonderland of glass artifacts. Took many pictures and bought a precious souvenir too.Really stunning experience and a must visit place !!
I echo others in the fact that for a tourist destination, this place is ridiculous to get into. Poor signage, poor parking, and overall a headache for its clientele. After you get past that, the experience is awesome. We enjoyed the exhibits, but had a blast making our own pumpkins. The staff was great, and the glass blowing mentors were super awesome. We were reluctant to have our pumpkins mailed to us, but the shipping cost outweighed the headache of navigating back to pick them up 48 hours later. Much to our surprise, after more than a week of waiting, the pumpkins arrived properly packed without a scratch--Amazon shipping should do an internship with these guys ;) Go prepared for a headache and a fairly pricey experience. If you do, it will ease the pain, and make it more enjoyable.
Absolutely enjoyed the staying there. Corning museum is one of the dedicated museum for glass work. They have a nice collection at their gift shop. Outstanding art works. They have demonstrations where you can lively see how they create their arts. According my experience, if you need to see and experience every thing there, you may spend at least half day. One good thing is; they have short period glass blowing classes also. Strongly recommend to anyone Corning Museum.
Breathtaking!!! They start you off showing how to blow glass, then you stroll thru the museum in wonderment as to the History of glass making.
Corning Museum of glass was really cool! Definitely worth seeing.
Great day. Lots of social distancing and masks. Felt very comfortable. Thank you!
Expensive in a word. Not something I would recommend, I remember it differently from when I was younger.
Must see the show. You might be the lucky one to get something surprising. The collections and show are amazing and elegant. Awesome!
This was our second trip to the museum. It is a beautiful place to visit. Slot of hands on exhibits for the kids, though many were closed now due to covid. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We will return
Always a fun stop. Fun for kids and adults.