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Spring Break

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March 30 - April 7, 2018
Spring Break

Encourage creativity and imagination to blossom over spring break. Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids busy and happy. Admission for kids and teens is always free, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes.

You Design It; We Make It!

You Design It; We Make It!
Submit a drawing of something you’d like to see come alive in glass. Your drawing could be picked by one of our glassmakers to make in front of a live audience during a Tuesday or Saturday Hot Glass Demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Drawings will be collected throughout the week for creation during the Hot Glass Demos on April 2 and 6. Want even more You Design It; We Make It!? Flameworkers will choose one drawing every day which they will create during the Flameworking Demo in the Innovation Center.

CMoG Nature Adventure

CMoG Nature Adventure
Explore the biodiversity of our community with a variety of activities. Come along on guided nature walks and discover what’s living and growing around the Museum. Photograph trees and wildflowers. Inspect an insect. Use glass to investigate the world around you. Take a peek through binoculars while birdwatching. Search for tiny tardigrades with a microscope. April 2 – 7. Schedule changes daily.

Make Your Own Glass

Make Your Own Glass
Make a spring egg, an egg pendant, or even our all new lamb bead! Plus, try suncatchers and windchimes that catch sunny rays every day. Additional fee. Projects are for all ages. We recommend booking ahead of time.

Glassmaking Demos

Glassmaking Demos
Watch as expert glassmakers transform molten glass into beautiful objects at the live, narrated Hot Glass Shows. Don’t miss the Flameworking, Glassbreaking, and Optical Fiber Demos. All demonstrations are included in the cost of admission.

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Scavenger Hunt
Our gaffers made a glass bunny and it's hiding in the galleries. Find it, snap a photo, and show a guest services associate in the Admissions Lobby for a prize.

What's The Use? Carts

What's The Use? Carts
On March 30 and 31, visit our 35 Centuries of Glass Galleries to learn something you might not have known before. Our volunteers will be staffing What's The Use? carts where inquiring minds can learn about objects in the collection and what their uses might have been.

Garden Gallery Hunt

Garden Gallery Hunt
Kids can explore the galleries and find glass objects inspired by spring to create their own glass bouquets.

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