Group Tours

Group Tours

The Corning Museum of Glass is one of the premier group tour attractions in New York State. We value the group tour business and offer discounted admission for groups of 20 or more as well as a designated motorcoach parking lot. The Museum’s motor coach check-in desk will get your group into the Museum efficiently, so you can make the most of your visit.

The Museum is new every visit, thanks to changing exhibitions such as the new Contemporary Glass Gallery installation. Our live Hot Glass Show is a great way to see how glass is made by amazing artists every day. Guided tours are available for an additional fee, or let your customers explore the Museum on their own.

At any point during your visit, enjoy a meal in our spacious GlassMarket Café. You can choose from sit-down meals, buffets, or vouchers so your group can dine at their leisure. As a thank you for bringing your groups, we provide courtesy cards to your drivers and escorts, which can be used anywhere in the Museum.

P.S. Ask about the combination ticket with the nearby Rockwell Museum. Visit both museums and save!

What You'll See

Daily Hot Glass Shows

Daily Hot Glass Shows
Now more live demonstrations than ever! There are more than 30 demonstrations offered each day.

The World’s Best Glass Collection

The World’s Best Glass Collection
Explore 35 centuries of glassmaking through nearly 50,000 objects—from a tiny glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharoah to larger-than-life contemporary sculpture.

Hands-on Science and Technology

Hands-on Science and Technology
Glass changes the world—see how in the interactive science and technology exhibit. Do It! stations let you bend light, bend glass, and bend your imagination.

GlassMarket Shopping

GlassMarket Shopping
Eight boutiques of international glass treasures, offer items at all price points. You’ll find original art, jewelry, housewares, ornaments, and more!

Fun with Glass!

Fun with Glass!
In Make Your Own Glass experiences, all ages can get hands-on with glass to create a personal glass souvenir (additional fee; advanced reservations required).

GlassMarket CaféGlassMarket Café

Your group can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Museum. We have group tour menus, or ask us about vouchers, which allow your customers to choose their own menu items.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours
Learn more about our collections by adding a docent led tour to your visit. Our trained volunteers have a passion for sharing their love for the Museum and can customize your tour based on special interests. Docent led tours are an additional fee.

Great Location

Great Location
It’s easy to include us in tours that stop in the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, or Canada. Check out sample itineraries listed below that include The Corning Museum of Glass.

Getting Here

  • Albany, NY - 3 ½ hours
  • Akron, OH - 5 hours
  • Binghamton, NY - 1¼ hours
  • Boston, MA - 6 ½ hours
  • Buffalo, NY - 2 ½ hours
  • Cleveland, OH - 4 ½ hours
  • Columbus, OH - 7 hours
  • Erie, PA - 3 hours
  • Frederick, MD - 4 ½ hours
  • Harrisburg, PA - 3 hours
  • Lancaster, PA - 4 hours
  • Montreal, QC - 7 hours
  • Newark, NJ - 4 hours
  • New York City, NY - 4½ hours
  • Niagara Falls, USA - 3 hours
  • Ottawa, ON - 6 hours
  • Philadelphia, PA - 4 hours
  • Pittsburgh, PA - 5 hours
  • Rochester, NY - 1 ½ hours
  • Scranton, PA - 2 ½ hours
  • Syracuse, NY - 2 hours
  • Toledo, OH - 6 ½ hours
  • Toronto, ON - 4 ½ hours
  • Washington, DC - 5 ½ hours

PDF icon Museum Campus Map for Motorcoach Drivers

Itinerary Planning Assistance

Before you arrive, take advantage of itinerary planning assistance. Sample itineraries that include the Corning Museum of Glass:

Corporate Groups

Local conference attendees and corporate groups can enjoy discounted group admission to The Corning Museum of Glass.

A discounted group rate will be honored for attendees of local conferences during their meeting or conference within the Finger Lakes region.

In order to receive this special discounted group rate, please contact us in advance.

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