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Family Vacations in Washington

Family Vacations in Washington: Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass is Tacoma, Washington's splashy contribution to the contemporary art world. Its wide array of works in different media have one thing in common: They all incorporate glass.

The museum opened in 2002 and has been an architectural landmark along the city's waterfront ever since. Inside the museum, visitors can browse permanent and temporary exhibitions of all kinds of contemporary glass art.

The museum's Visiting Artist Collection is permanent, featuring works created on-site in the Hot Shop Amphitheater. The Hot Shop has hot and cold glass studios and seating for 138 visitors. The Chihuly Bridge of Glass connects the museum to downtown Tacoma. The 500-foot steel-and-glass pedestrian bridge is adorned with colorful glass spires. It serves as not only a walkway but as a display providing a preview of the stunning glass art masterworks in the museum.

Museum of Glass Information

Address: 1801 Dock St

Tacoma, WA

Telephone: 253/284-4750, 866/4MUSEUM

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed. - Sat. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., third Thursday of each month.

Admission: $10 adults; $4 kids

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