Our visit to Corning Museum of Glass was included in our 3 night/4 day trip to Canada by Taketours. It is approximately 4 hours from Chinatown, N.Y. and upon hearing it, I was not interested as I thought it was just another stop for tourists to spend their money, but surprisingly it is one of my favourite stops of the trip.
Corning Museum of Glass was established in 1951 and has dedicated the art, science, and history of glass to its museum. They have an interactive area for children, art gallery, demonstration shows, and a gift shop. After watching the demonstration show, you will have an affinity of appreciating the craft and will not think twice of spending $15USD on a glass ornament candy cane, hence another stop for tourists to spend their money.
We stayed approximately for an hour, touring the gallery and watching the demonstration show. Shopping was also included in that short hour, as we needed to head north to Niagara.
The day of our tour at Corning Museum of Glass was on Thursday (4 days before Halloween), as we were advised this was off-season so we were not fending off as many people as we should be. I love off-season.
Corning Museum of Glass was no joke, the place looked immaculate and well maintained even if there were not many people enjoying their exhibitions. Wide clear building glasses to allow natural light to pass through, the employees friendly and smiling. The facilities in the Corning Museum of Glass were presentable and enjoyable and the sculptures are awe-striking.
A 3-night 4-day tour to Canada, why not? If you’re going that way anyway, might as well stop by.
Helpful and warm, you were given assistance whenever needed; the demonstration show was educational, professional and inspiring. Inspired me to buy a few glass trinkets for the Christmas tree.
Entrance to Corning Museum of Glass was paid in my tour package, but if you look at their website it’s $19.50USD for adults and free for minors.
Corning Museum of Glass
Address: 1 Museum Way, Corning NY 14830.
Telephone: +1 (800) 732-6845 or +1 (607) 937-5371
Store Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
If it weren’t for the glass demonstrations of making the vases from scratch, I would not have gone to the gift shop and purchased a ridiculous amount of ornaments for our Christmas tree, ok exaggeration only 4 pieces, but it is definitely worth the visit of spending a couple of hours there, being educated of where glass comes from (sand) and how to preserve its shape and appeal.
Autumn/ Halloween display
Made entirely from glass