Seasonal Programs


No matter the season, we’ve got glass-y activities at The Corning Museum of Glass. Join us in the fall for our colorful Glass Harvest, during the holidays for our Glass Wonderland, and in the winter with our Glass Snowmen. You’ll also find special activities for Valentine’s Day, school breaks and more!

Upcoming Events

Members Only Spring Sale
May 1 - 31, 2016

All Museum Members save an extra 10% on purchases in the Museum Shops—for a total Member's discount of 25% (some exclusions apply). Become a Member today to enjoy this special discount!

Photo Credit: A.D. Wheeler
May 26 - 29, 2016

The 7th Annual GlassFest is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in the Crystal City, featuring live hot glass shows, illuminated sculpture at night, live music and entertainment, an 8K running race, shopping and dining, and fireworks, too! The festival kicks off on...

Blue Star Museums
May 30 - September 5, 2016

The Museum is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free Museum admission to all active military and their families through Labor Day. The Museum also offers a 15% discount to all military, all year long.

GAS Public Events
June 9 - 11, 2016

The city of Corning and The Corning Museum of Glass are hosts to the 2016 Glass Art Society Conference. Although lectures, demonstrations, and lecmos are reserved for Glass Art Society Members and conference registrants, there will be several events over the three-day conference period that are...

October 1 - 10, 2016

The Glass Farmer's Market will be held for an entire week this year!  Jump into fall and shop the Glass Farmer's Market. Choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, apples, acorns, and more. You’ll find the best in handmade glass, ready and waiting to be picked and perfect to adorn your...

Veteran's Glassworking Experience
November 5, 2016

Free glassblowing lessons for veterans and active military. In recognition of those who have served our country, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering veterans the opportunity to participate in a one-hour Introduction to Glassworking lesson on November 5, for free. Reservations are...

Glass Wonderland
November 17, 2016 - January 3, 2017

Celebrate the season of sparkle and shine with an abundance of holiday-related activities and offerings at the Museum. Glittering Holiday Tree Our dazzling 14-foot tree is decorated with hundreds of handmade glass ornaments—the perfect backdrop for your family holiday picture! On view November...

November 25 - 30, 2016

Looking for a fun, affordable destination for school breaks? Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Activities for all ages. Included in Museum admission. Great deals all weekend long in the Museum Shops, starting at 7 am Friday...

December 1 - 31, 2016

Members, show your membership card and save 25% on non-sale items in the Museum Shops and online. Have the most fun you’ve ever had holiday shopping and take advantage of this great opportunity to get something one-of-a-kind and just right for everyone on your list.  Enjoy an extra 10% off...

December 3 - 4, 2016

Free Admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa ($6, reservations required), make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa! Enjoy a reduced price holiday glassmaking...

Annual Studio Glass Sale
December 3 - 4, 2016 9:00am to 5:00pm

Find one-of-a-kind pieces of glass art made by the nationally and internationally known artists who create work at The Studio throughout the year. You'll find original works in glass at great prices—a perfect place to start your holiday shopping! Proceeds from the glass sale support our <>...

Holiday Break Activities
December 17 - 30, 2016

Activities for all ages. Included in the cost of admission. 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, and submit your...