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Spring Break

April 8 - 22, 2017
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, and local residents (living in ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169) can visit for just $9.75, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes.

Spring Break MakerSpace
Participate in a free MakerSpace April 8 through 14 from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Explore and learn about curious glass concepts in conjunction with the special exhibition Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. Make DIY Cartesian divers, a book of your own, use circuits and motors to make your own discoveries, and more.

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 new Amphitheater Hot Shop. Drawings will be collected throughout the week for creation during the Hot Glass Demos on April 11, 15, 18, and 22. Can't make it to the Museum for the demo? You can watch the live streams from your computer on April 11, 15, 18, and 22 at 10 am. 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.

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
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.

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