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Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning NY 14830

Category: Museum & Related Organizations

Description: The Corning Museum of Glass is the foremost authority on the art, history, science, and design of glass. It is home to the world's most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years. Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily "Make your Own Glass" experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world's preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York State, the Museum is open daily, year-round. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission.

Our Story: At the Corning Museum of Glass, visitors of all ages can experience live glassmaking demos, explore 35 centuries of glass art and history, and even make their own glass! Experience the amazing properties of glass. See live, narrated hot glassmaking demonstrations all day, every day at the Hot Glass Show. Watch flameworkers turn simple glass rods into delicate figurines at the torch at Flameworking Demos, and at Glassbreaking Demos, see how different types of glass shatter. All shows and demos are included in the price of admission. Explore more than 35 centuries of glass art,history, and science. Discover pieces from ancient Egypt, see delicate Venetian glass, and study breathtaking contemporary pieces. Get hands-on with glass in the Innovation Center with interactive exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology of lass. Find a glass treasure for your home in the 18,000 square-foot GlassMarket, where you can purchase pieces from around the world. Make your Own Glass souvenir to take home. From hot glassworking to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting - you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of our experienced glassworkers. Make Your Own Glass projects exist for all ages and no experience is necessary. Want a more in-depth experience? The Studio offers courses in a variety of glassmaking techniques for students of every skill level.

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