Museum of Glass

The architecturally stunning Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art opened in downtown Tacoma in 2002. Linked to the downtown cultural corridor by the 500-foot-long pedestrian overpass, Tacoma-born artist Dale Chihuly’s Bridge of Glass, MG hosts international exhibitions and site-specific installations. The Museum emphasizes the use of glass as a dynamic medium and introduces visitors to the world of contemporary art with lively, interactive programs and special events. Visitors enter a world of contemporary art and an atmosphere of creative energy. One of the building’s most striking features is the tilted, cone-shaped Hot Shop Amphitheater, where visitors are mesmerized by artists working with molten glass.

Hours: September 5–May 29:
Wednesday–Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm;
Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm;

May 30–September 4:
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm;
Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Closed: Third Saturday in September, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All holidays are subject to change without notice.

Directions to the Museum of Glass:

From I-5 in Tacoma (north or south):
Take Exit 133 (City Center) to I-705
Take the S. 21st Street Exit
Turn left onto S. 21st Street
Turn right onto Pacific Avenue
Turn right onto Hood Street (just past the Tacoma Art Museum)
Turn right at stop sign onto S. 15th Street which becomes a ramp that curves to the left
Turn left onto Dock Street
Museum of Glass is on the left

Alternate route:
From I-5 in Tacoma (north or south):
Take Exit 133 (City Center) to I-705
Merge right and take the Schuster Parkway Exit
Turn right (east) at the first light onto South 4th Street, which becomes Dock Street
Drive about 1 mile on Dock Street
Museum of Glass is on the left

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  • Museum of Glass
  • 1801 East Dock Street
  • Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
  • 253-284-4750
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