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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402--3217
[866] 468-7386
[253] 284-4750

  • Description

    All glass, all the time. Experience contemporary glass art in a breathtakingly beautiful museum on Tacoma's revitalized waterfront. Noted for its distinctive architecture, the massive 90-foot-tall stainless steel cone houses the world’s largest Hot Shop Amphitheater. Feel the heat and watch artists in action—see a chalk sketch transformed into a beautiful sculpture or, as the artists push the limits, a pile of broken glass on the floor. In the galleries, experience extraordinary 20th- and 21st-century glass art with changing exhibitions alongside the Museum’s permanent collection.

    Create your own art in the Education Studio, watch a Museum-produced documentary or attend a lecture in the Theater, grab lunch or a sweet treat in the Museum Café and take home a treasure from the finest museum store around. Outdoors, the unique architecture of the plazas and three reflecting pools provides an evocative public setting for glass sculpture and leads to the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, the spectacular pedestrian walkway that features three installations of colorful glass created by Tacoma’s native son, Dale Chihuly.

  • General Amenities

    Accepts American Express
    Accepts Discover
    Accepts MasterCard
    Accepts Visa
  • Wedding Amenities

    A GRAND HALL FOR A GRAND EVENT The Museum?s impressive 6
    900 square foot Grand Hall
    with its unique design in glass
    and concrete
    make it an elegant and beautiful space for ceremonies and receptions. The Grand Hall rental includes tables and chairs for up to 200 guests. Capacity: up to 350 seated and 500 standing OUTDOOR VENUES OUTSIDE AT THE WATERS EDGE: Main Plaza (north) is a 3
    900 square foot venue adjacent to the Museum's entrance. This plaza features the largest reflecting pool with Martin Blank?s Fluent Steps
    as well as spectacular views of the Foss Waterway and the esplanade. The Main Plaza is perfect for a summery waterside ceremony or cocktail hour. INTIMATE OUTDOORS: The 4
    200 square foot Mezzanine Plaza overlooks the Thea Foss Waterway. It is bordered by one of the Museum's reflecting pools and adjoins the outdoor amphitheater. These architectural elements provide an intimate atmosphere for a private ceremony with magnificent views. ABOVE IT ALL: The Museum's Rooftop Plaza offers an extraordinary 360� view of Tacoma's restored historic district
    the Museum's cone
    Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range. The 5
    400 square foot Rooftop Plaza is the largest of the Museum's three outdoor venues and is the perfect space for your guests to experience art
    architecture and urbanity all in one outdoor location.