Visiting with a Family

Visiting with a Family

Think kids and glass don’t mix? Think again! Our exciting new line-up of family-friendly demos offer a close-up look at the extraordinary things artists can do with glass. We promise you'll leave saying, "New glass ... WOW!"

Kids 17 and under are FREE! Museum admission is valid for two consecutive days.

A jumbled heap of many colors of lit neon with plastic cords and wires and plastic toys including a brown dog, and two speakers are set atop a white platform in a white walled corner.

New Glass Now

Experience New Glass Now, a new campus-wide exhibit that pushes the boundaries of contemporary glassmaking. See how 100 artists, designers, and architects from more than 25 countries bring glass to life in this immersive exhibition featuring objects, installations, videos, and performances. See it here, see it now, only at The Corning Museum of Glass.

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Make Your Own Glass

Commemorate your visit to the Museum with a truly unique project that you can only experience here—Make Your Own Glass! Our skilled glassmakers will guide you through the process as you create your own piece of glass art. From glassmaking to sandblasting, there are a variety of projects for all ages and skill levels. We recommend reserving your spot for this popular experience in advance.

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A man blows a large bubble of clear glass through a blowpipe.

Glassmaking Demos

20+ glassmaking demonstrations all day, every day! Glassblowing, flameworking, optical fiber, and even glass breaking—live glass demos are sure to captivate family members of all ages. See today's demo schedule.

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Woman wearing dark glasses works at a flameworking torch.

New Glass How?

Ever wonder how a moment of inspiration can turn into a piece of art? Watch as flameworkers sculpt glass into expressive art works, drawing ideas from the out-of-the-box objects in New Glass Now.

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The front bumper of a white sports car.

Corning Connect Car

Check out the coolest concept car you’ll see this year! Parked at The Corning Museum of Glass, this concept car shows how glass can shape the design and function of automobiles, inside and out. Made by Corning Incorporated, the car’s windows and interior consoles use Gorilla Glass, the company’s chemically strengthened glass first developed for smartphones.

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New Glass Now and GlassApp Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by New Glass Now? Explore even more right on your own mobile device! Check out artist profiles, more about the objects in the show, and videos that will shed even more light on this boundary-breaking exhibition. When you’re ready, see if you can get the gold in our GlassApp scavenger hunt–all from your own mobile device!

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Upcoming family-friendly events

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September 3 - November 30, 2019

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 the amazing Museum glassmakers make glass pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Break Activities
November 29 - 30, 2019

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 7 - 8, 2019

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.