Corning Museum Of Glass
Discover a New Perspective on Glass
We're big on glass in downtown Corning! So much so that we have the world's largest glass museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, nestled right in the middle of the Gaffer District.
Whether you're a family looking for an adventure or an artist looking for inspiration, you'll discover something for everyone at the Corning Museum of Glass. The world's largest glass museum offers the opportunity for visitors to explore over 50,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Plan a visit to the Museum to discover works ranging from a small Egyptian pharaoh's head to an enormous Tiffany window, and uncover the wonder and artistry behind glassmaking. Make sure to explore the stunning day-lit Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which houses the best of the last 25 years in glass, and a 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a space dedicated to live glass demos and design sessions.
Hot Glass Demos
We're pretty passionate about the art of glassblowing in downtown Corning. And what better way to experience that passion than with a live Hot Glass Demo at the Corning Museum of Glass. During your visit, you'll gain a unique appreciation for the skill and artistry behind glassblowing as you witness a gaffer (another term for a master glassblower) take glowing gobs of molten glass on the end of a pipe and skillfully shape them into vases, bowls, or sculptures. Glassblowing demonstrations are offered all day, every day, and are included in the cost of your admission to the Museum. Don't miss out on the fun!
Make Your Own Glass
After seeing all of the exhibits the Corning Museum of Glass has to offer, we bet you'll be inspired to experience glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass experience, with projects for all ages for an additional fee.
Plan your visit to the Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8 pm.
Adult Admission is $20, with a 15% discount for College, Military, AAA, or 62+. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free!
A special 50% discount is available for local residents who live in areas where the zip codes begin with 148, 149, or 169. Just show your driver's license or other identification to take advantage of the discount. Local residents may bring two guests in at the resident rate.
- 1 Museum Way
- (607) 937-5371
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of…