Seattle Sights

Chihuly Garden and Glass

  • 305 Harrison St. Map It
  • Seattle Center
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Just steps from the base of the Space Needle, fans of Dale Chihuly's glass works will be delighted to trace the artist's early influences—neon art, Native American Northwest Coast trade baskets, and Pendleton blankets, to name a few—to the vibrant chandelier towers and architectural glass installations he is most known for today. There are eight galleries total, plus a 40-foot-tall Glasshouse and an outdoor Garden, which serves as a backdrop for colorful installations that integrate with a dynamic Northwest landscape, including native plants and a 500-year-old Western Cedar that washed up on the shores of Neah Bay. Chihuly, who was born and raised in Tacoma, was actively involved in the design of the exhibition as well as the whimsical Collections Cafe, where you'll find Chihuly's quirky personal collections on display—everything from tin toys to vintage cameras to antique shaving brushes. Indeed, so many of his personal touches are part of the exhibition space, you can almost feel his presence in every room (look for the guy with the unruly hair and the black eyepatch). Chihuly is kid-friendly for all but the littlest ones.

Sight Information

Address:

305 Harrison St., Under the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States

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Phone:

206-753–4940

Sight Details:

  • $21; $31 for a two-time pass
  • Daily 11–7; extended hours in summer

Published 04/05/2016

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