Kids & Family Programs

Kids & Family Programs

Think kids and glass don't mix? Think again. Our family programs offer kids the opportunity to experience glass through storytelling, music, crafts, and much more. From experiencing whimsical glass pumpkins to having a blast at our free Family Night, you'll find plenty of kid-approved Museum favorites here. Plus, kids and teens always receive free Museum admission, so Museum outings are always fun and affordable for families.

Upcoming Events

150 Years in the Crystal City
May 25 - September 22, 2018

This summer, we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of glassmaking arriving in Corning. Discover our city’s intriguing history with riveting demonstrations, immersive displays, and interactive activities all summer long.

Glass Pumpkins
September 4 - November 30, 2018

Celebrate the cooler weather and shorter days in a unique and memorable way this autumn at The Corning Museum of Glass. Buy glass pumpkins, make your own glass pumpkins, or watch our amazing glassmakers make glass pumpkins.

Harvest Homecoming
September 22, 2018 9:00am to 5:00pm

Help us close out our summer celebration of 150 years of glassmaking in the Crystal City with the Harvest Homecoming. Browse the Glass Farmers Market, welcome home our glassblowers who spent the summer traveling the state aboard GlassBarge, and experience demos, tours and more.

Glass Wonderland
November 10, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Celebrate the season of sparkle and shine with an abundance of holiday-related activities and offerings at The Corning Museum of Glass. From Make Your Own Glass experiences to our Glittering Holiday Tree, the holidays are always merry and bright at the Museum.

Glass Holiday Feast
November 23 - 28, 2018

Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Enjoy glassmaking demos, glass pumpkins galore, activities for all ages, and the Glass Holiday Feast.

Holiday Open House
December 1 - 2, 2018

Get into the holiday spirit with free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences. Visit and get your picture taken with Santa, make your own holiday sandblasted drinking glass, and visit the Annual Studio Glass Sale.

Holiday Break Activities
December 26, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot Glass Demonstration, extended Make Your Own Glass hours, and more.

Glass Snowmen
January 9 - February 28, 2019

Our snowmen are guaranteed to last the whole winter through – and then some! Warm up in our Make Your Own Glass Studio and make your own glass snowman, or buy one (or two) in our Shops. Don't miss the opportunity for a photo-op with our larger-than-life glass snow family.