Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Travel through 3,500 years of glassmaking history at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s largest glass museum. Catch a glass-blowing demonstration, make your own glass ornament, watch a flameworking showcase, check out the tower of casserole dishes, and marvel at countless glass sculptures. The Innovation Center promises great fun too, where you can whisper to a friend from both ends of a giant glass egg. Don’t leave without visiting the Shops, and refueling at the café. Book your ticket in advance—each ticket is valid for two days, with kids and teens visiting for free. – Tripadvisor
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from HK$177.00
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  • Roadsie
    Esk, Australia17 contributions
    Consultant
    Whoever gave the idea to this museum about the layout (confusing), putting more information on website (not all of us browse website before and during visit) lack of personalle, staffs or volunteers (we know labor costs are high) are in consulting business, not museum business. Museum, by definition, are supposed to be classical, not this high-tech future oriented thing. We do not recommend this museum for visit.
    Thank you for visiting the Corning Museum of Glass and for taking time to provide feedback. The Corning Museum of Glass fits the classical definition of museum: " a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited", but we are pleased that you point out that we are an experience above and beyond the "classical" definition of museum. The 35 Centuries of glass gallery allows you to explore the world's largest collection of glass, showcasing 3,500+ years of artistry and innovation. We think of ourselves as a museum and more. We are a destination, hands-on experience for our guests to explore and learn more about glass as a medium and tool. Once again, thank you for your feedback.
    Written 25 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Casey W
    Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
    Rude, unkind staff member
    We had a terrible time finding the entrance to the hands on studio. We tried flowing the signs that led to the end of the walk way only to find that all of the doors were locked. After a complete goose chase, of rushing my kids & elderly parents all around the property, we finally found where we were supposed to be. We were 9 minutes late for our appointment, and the lady at the front desk could not have been more rude in pointing out that we were late, rather that greeting or welcoming us. We explained that my parents are unable to walk fast and that we had a terrible time finding the entrance. She replied with a surprising smug response about how there is signage. I explained that it was misleading. Then she proceeded to tell us that we were too late to participate in the glass blowing activity, which was highly disappointing. Please hire more kind-hearted & understanding people who can be polite when dealing with older people, and disabilities. And train your staff to handle issues with kindness instead of rudeness. We won’t be back to such an unwelcoming place.
    First and foremost, we want to express our sincere gratitude for taking the time to share your experience at the Corning Museum of Glass. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we deeply regret that your visit was not as seamless and accommodating as we strive for it to be. We understand the challenges you faced during your visit, especially concerning the location of the Studio entrance. We acknowledge the importance of clear communication with wayfinding and will do our best to review the current signage to ensure that this challenge is remedied. It’s disheartening to learn that your experience with our staff was less than exceptional, and we sincerely apologize for what appears to be a lack of empathy. While we understand that you may not visit us again, we genuinely appreciate your willingness to provide feedback that will drive improvement. Your insights are a catalyst for positive change, and we are grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.
    Written 27 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Michael K
    991 contributions
    Boring and expensive
    The admission price was exorbitant. As a museum by Corning, you would like to learn more about Corning's history and how it made dinnerware that unbreakable. There are many different glass objects on display but apparently the history and the process are not part of the program. Also there are words words and more words when it comes to explaining objects on display. One can get that information from googling. What would be more useful would be having 3D models or visual representations to better illustrate the point. If you just want to admire at beautiful glass objects, the museum store has plenty to offer and it is free.
    Thank you for visiting the Museum and for taking time to provide feedback on your experience. Admission to the Museum for adults is $22.00 for a two-day admission pass; Kids and Teens under 17 are always free. We offer many ways to save on admission including discounted admission to college students, guests age 62+, members of AAA, local residents and military veterans. We also participate in Museums for All where SNAP participants can receive free admission. The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to exploring a single material: glass. The campus is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of glass, the world's foremost library on glass, and one of the top glass working schools in the world. With over 50,000 objects representing more than 3,500 years of glass history, innovation and technology as well as contemporary glass art, our mission is to inspire people to see glass in a new light. CMoG provides the rare opportunity to experience the mediums complete and complex history, appreciate its application as an artistic medium, and witness and participate in its creation all in one place.
    Written 30 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
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Christine M
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
They discriminate the museum is beautiful state of the art

The people in the gift shop discriminate in my humble opinion, and they don’t care
Written 29 November 2023
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The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to its policies of non-harassment and non-discrimination; the Museum takes this complaint seriously. Please contact the Museum at Director@cmog.org so this complaint can be investigated. Thank you.
Written 29 November 2023
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bucksbabe1720
Warminster, PA66 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
such an incredible interesting place!! My husband isn't usually the museum type, but this was quite different. The museum is large and has a variety of displays, demonstrations and interactive workshops too! Woud absolutely go back. Corning is an adorable town with shops and restaurants. Very walkable.
Written 26 November 2023
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wagnerrl24
Thank you for visiting The Corning Museum of Glass! We are fortunate to be able to offer an array of experiences that can accommodate all audiences. We are a proud partner of the Corning Gaffer District; it is great you were able to experience that too!
Written 28 November 2023
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Christine M
7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
The Museum of glass discriminate against employees in my humble opinion

I was subject to discrimination and retaliation.

It’s very painful to live through. It’s very difficult to prove and I have a law degree.

It’s very beautiful on the outside..

It can be extremely ugly on the inside

In my humble opinion
Written 26 November 2023
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wagnerrl24
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to its policies of non-harassment and non-discrimination; the Museum takes this complaint seriously. Please contact the Museum at Director@cmog.org so this complaint can be investigated. Thank you.
Written 28 November 2023
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David L
West Des Moines, IA101 contributions
Corning Glass Museum
We visited here during the week so it was not busy. The glass displays are fantastic and the demo showing an object being created was very interesting. The narrator provided step by step building commentary on the item which was a model of a car. We watched the artist at work and received a well done running summary of all that she was doing. The exhibits were well done and there were many allowing hands on interaction. This kept our 7 year old interested. There was also a very interesting large marble maze. We ate lunch in the cafeteria area and liked the food offered along with reasonable prices. A great place to take a family with young kids. Highly recommend.
Written 18 November 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum! We appreciate that you took the time to write a review on TripAdvisor as well as Google!
Written 20 November 2023
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David S
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wife and I were excited to see all the creations and demos. Also took a create your own class. Enjoyed the instructor, and the staff was great. Totally worth the visit.
Written 13 November 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Make Your Own Glass experience and specifically enjoyed the staff and instructor. We hope you have a chance to visit again soon and enjoy more "Corning Fun"!
Written 15 November 2023
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Elizabeth V
87 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
This museum is FABULOUS. It is huge! I spent 3 hours in the history section alone. They have live glass blowing demonstrations and other demonstrations. In fact, there is so much to see that the ticket price includes a second day. So worth the trip!! I'll be back!
Written 12 November 2023
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Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we certainly hope you are able to visit again soon!
Written 13 November 2023
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Prerna C
4 contributions
The museum has many great glass objects to see. They also have several demonstrations and a few workshops. I highly recommend visiting before noon though, so that you have enough time to see the museum and demonstrations and also participate in workshops.
Written 30 October 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to highlight the "many great glass objects to see". The museum contains an extensive collection of glass are, historical glass, and contemporary glass from around the world. It includes everything from ancient Egyptian and Venetian glass to modern and contemporary glass art. We hope you have a chance to visit again soon and take advantage of your two consecutive day admission pass to enjoy everything the museum has to offer.
Written 3 November 2023
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LightPacker107259
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is not a couple-hour museum: It will take the better part of a day to see it. You could actually spend hours in the HUGE gift shop!

We were lucky enough to get an overview tour as soon as we walked in. I said that I'd come back to take pics of the items that caught my eye later, but that did not happen.

Try to see all of the demos, incl of course those of the glory-holes.
Lunch items were bountiful and well-priced.
As others have said, the restrooms are bountiful, too!

Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright have nice pieces on display.

Written 29 October 2023
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Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to leave a review. We agree, you could actually spend hours in our gift shop, beyond the time it takes to view the three galleries.
Written 30 October 2023
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k_girl883
Russell, Canada264 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Spent 2 full days here! Do the workshops, they are worth it. I made a bead (flame worm), a pumpkin (blow glass) and sandblasted a glass. All three of these workshops were fun and didn’t take up too much time. The museum itself is a really cool
Building and the exhibits are amazing. We went to so many demos and they were different every time. Parking was free
Written 29 October 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review! We are pleased to hear that we are the best Museum you've ever visited! We strive for excellence in everything we do from our collections, visitor experiences, educational programs, staff and facilities management.
Written 30 October 2023
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Carolyn W
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
My husband and I were amazed at the displays. We enjoy watching the glass being manipulated to produce an object by 2 methods. We have seen glass blowing many times before, but one of these demonstrations was narrated which we've never had happen before. It was good to know why certain aspects of the procedure was being done. The numerous other displays explaining about history and expansion of the uses of glass were of great interest as well. It was amazing to see art and sculptures made with glass.
The store was a bit overwhelming, but, like the museum itself, it was delightful to see how color and shapes of glass are used to make decorative pieces.
Written 26 October 2023
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Thank you for visiting the Museum and taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our live Hot Glass demonstrations that occur on the hour every day with live narration. If I am correct, you also had a chance to view flame working in the Innovation and Technology Gallery. We hope you have a chance to return again and continue to be amazed!
Written 30 October 2023
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Corning Museum of Glass admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost HK$171.49, while a popular guided tour starts around HK$1,473.29 per person.