No matter what time of year, the Corning Museum of Glass  offers so many great activities for everyone that you’ll want to allow at least 3 or 4 hours for your visit. 

Make Your Own Glass!

Make Your Own Glass!

You can see amazing exhibits of over 4000 objects covering 3500 years of glassmaking, starting as far back as ancient Egyptian times.  In addition to the permanent collection, there are changing exhibitions and exciting seasonal activities that encourage involvement.  You can ask questions of Master Glassblowers as they demonstrate how to make stunning works of glass, or you can even create your own masterpiece!  Children as young as 4 years old love making wind chimes, picture frames, charms and suncatchers by fusing glass together.  Older children and teens enjoy making beads, flowers, paperweights, pumpkins and ornaments.   And of course, these activities are always great fun for adults as well!

Now, through October 31st, you’ll see the 15-20 minute  Harvest Hot Glass ShowCLICK HERE for the schedule.  Or, for $22, you can create your own pumpkin.  Items blown on the day of visit must cool overnight and can either be picked up the next day, or shipped for an additional charge.

On Thursday, November 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the museum holds an annual event called 2300°: Ornament-A-Palooza which launches the Holiday Season with flameworkers demonstrating ornament-making, glassblowing with artist Christian Thirion and music by The Horse Flies, a band that’s “earned a buzz.”  There’ll be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks as well as other refreshments available for purchase.  Admission to this event is FREE.

Take a look at this video from a prior 2300° Event and I think you’ll agree that it’s a great way to kick off the season!

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CLICK HERE to purchase Adult Tickets (age 20+) ranging from $11.25 to $12.50.  (Admission for Age 19 and under is FREE). Combination tickets for the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art can also be purchased for $14.50 to $16.50, using the same link.

CLICK HERE If you want to purchase tickets to make your own glass (it’s’ advisable to purchase these tickets in advance).  Charge is per item regardless of age.

For those seeking gifts and souvenirs, the Museum also offers a fabulous GlassMarket with items in all price ranges ranging from jewelry and accessories, books, videos, dvds, artisan glass, collectibles and more.  Allow plenty of time for browsing.  CLICK HERE to view their many beautiful items also available online.

 To get directions to the Corning Museum of Glass, CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS to 1 Museum Way in Corning, NY,

Photo courtesy of Corning & the Finger Lakes Tourism and Corning Museum of Glass.