Visiting with a Family

Visiting with a Family

New Glass WOW

Think kids and glass don’t mix? Think again! Our exciting new line-up of family-friendly demos and activities offer a close-up look at the extraordinary things artists can do with glass. We turned our outdoor hot shop into the coolest spot at the Museum. Stop by the Courtyard Hot Shop and find out why even though the exhibition is called New Glass Now 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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round ornament featuring an array of rainbow colors.

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 colorful array of round objects with various facial expressions lined up on a stainless steel marver

Bubbleheads

New this year, our Hot Glass Team will create “Bubbleheads” inspired by the audience’s imagination. Starting with a basic glass bubble as the head, the glassmakers will take suggestions from the audience on how the facial features should look ending with a truly unique creation each demonstration.

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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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A sheet of paper says Sketch Your Idea and has a drawing of a rainbow-colored dolphin. On top of the paper is a glass rainbow-colored dolphin.

Flameworking: You Design It; We Make It!

One of our most popular Museum programs takes on a new life during the summer of New Glass Now. Our flameworking team will recreate a design drawn by one lucky audience member and recreate it in glass every day. Who knows what creativity New Glass Now might inspire!

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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 summer! 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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A little boy looks up at an enormous cut glass punch bowl.

What Makes Corning the Crystal City? Tours

Discover how glassmaking, and particularly the art of cut glass, came to be forever tied with a small town in upstate New York. Learn about the people and objects that gave Corning its nickname and solidified its place in history.

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Save More After 4

Getting into town a little later? No problem! The Museum is open until 8 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day and offers a discount for those who visit after 4 pm. Simply select “Save More After 4” for your ticket choice and you’ll save $4 on your admission tickets. Remember, admission tickets are always good for two consecutive days.

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Glass wind chimes decorated to resemble an American flag.

Blue Star Museums

The Museum is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free Museum admission to all active military and their families May 18 through Labor Day.

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Upcoming family-friendly events

July 17, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun!

July 24, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun!

July 31, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun!

August 7, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun!

August 14, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun!