From children looking for adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass, located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country in upstate New York, half-way between Niagara Falls and New York City. Watch glass come to life during the live Hot Glass Demo, a narrated glassmaking demonstration, and be amazed as pieces take shape before your eyes.
Once you've been inspired by our master glassblowers, you'll want to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself! During a Make Your Own Glass workshop, you'll work hands-on with a glassmaker to create your own piece. These short, daily workshops include projects like fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads and pendants, pulled glass flowers and delicate blown ornaments. Seasonal projects include blown glass pumpkins and snowmen, as well as heart-shaped paperweights.
Explore the science of glass at interactive Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Enjoy all this, combined with a trip through 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world's largest collection of glass, featuring nearly 50,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art.
The newly-added Contemporary Art + Design Wing features a 26,000-square-foot, day-lit gallery building showcasing the best of the last 25 years in glass. The wing will also houses the Amphitheater Hot Shop, which is the world's largest space for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, accommodating 500 people.
While at The Corning Museum of Glass, visitors can explore the Museum Shops for handmade glass treasures made locally and around the world.
Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. Open 9am–5pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8pm. Call 800.732.6845 or visit cmog.org.