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Museum of Glass, Tacoma

Museum of Glass, Tacoma (must see)

The Museum of Glass (MOG) is a museum dedicated to the medium of glass art.

The museum, the brainchild of Dr. Philip M. Phibbs, was designed by acclaimed Canadian architect Arthur Erickson and opened in July 2002. The museum is linked to the downtown area via Bridge of Glass. The bridge consists of thousands of glass-art masterpieces created by Dale Chihuly to make up the Venetian Wall, Seaform Pavilion and Crystal Towers.

The museum exhibits a conical building, which houses the glass blowing demonstrations. The room reaches 90 feet (27 m) and has two furnaces reaching temperatures of 2,400 °F (1,320 °C). There were also several other outdoor exhibits including the Water Forest, reflecting pools and a waterfront promenade.

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Third Thursday of each month: 10 am - 8 pm

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Sight Name: Museum of Glass
Sight Location: Tacoma, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Tacoma, Washington

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Create Your Own Walk in Tacoma

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Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles