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International Museum of Glass

The unusual museum design draws you in on the Tacoma waterfront

International Museum of Glass Review

The showpiece of this spectacular, 2-acre combination of delicate and creative exhibits is the 500-foot-long Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a tunnel of glorious color and light that stretches above I–705. Cross it to reach the building grounds, which sit above the bay and next to a shallow reflecting pool dotted with large modern-art sculptures. Inside, you can wander with the crowds through the quiet, light-filled galleries, take a seat in the theater-like Hot Shop to watch glass-blowing artists, or try your own hand at arts and crafts in the studio. You'll also find a souvenir shop and café.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, WA, 98402 | Map It
  • Phone: 253/284–4750; 866/468–7386
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Late May–early Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5; early Sept.–mid-May, Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Tacoma
Updated: 04-06-2013

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