Last updated: 12/9/2012
Corning, New York
One Corning Glass Center
Corning, NY 14830
phone: 607-937-5371
September 4 through May 24
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Closed only 4 days per year: January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25.
May 25 through September 3
Daily9 AM - 8 PM
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours

The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass. The self-guided tour of the Museum begins in the Contemporary Glass Gallery and continues through the Glass Collection Galleries, showcasing more than 3,500 years of glass. It continues on to the Glass Innovation Center, which offers an interactive look at the way new discoveries in glass have changed the world. The tour includes the Hot Glass Show, a live narrated demonstration of hot glassblowing offered all day, everyday.

You may also rent an iPod Touch to browse the Museum's mobile app as you walk through the galleries. Explore more than 60 objects in the galleries, narrated by the Museum's curators. Complete with a family-friendly option.

Glass Science

Glass science and technology can be found around every corner at The Corning Museum of Glass. Throughout time, from obsidian to optical fiber, glass has changed the way we live and learn about our world – and what lies beyond it.

Innovation Center

Glass changes the world—see how in our award-winning, state-of-the-art, interactive science and technology exhibit called the Innovation Center. Do It! stations let you bend light, bend glass and bend your imagination

Glass Demos

Live glassmaking provides a unique context for understanding the Museum’s amazing collection. Learn more about the techniques used to make the objects in the galleries by watching today’s glassmakers at work.


The Corning Museum of Glass actively researches, publishes, and provides lectures about a broad range of glass topics. Enjoy articles by our curators, conservators and scientists, learn more about upcoming lectures and explore the myriad resources of The Rakow Research Library, which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on the art and history of glass and glassmaking (and is open to the public).

Artifact Collections
  • Glass Collection Galleries
  • Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family Gallery of Contemporary Glass
  • Frederick Carder Gallery
  • The Jerome and Lucille Strauss Study Gallery
  • Educational Programs

    Lectures & Seminars

    Hear from renowned artists, historians and glass experts in our public lectures and seminars. We offer a variety of artist presentations year-round, from free public Meet the Artist lectures in the Museum's Auditorium, to more informal evening presentations by artists teaching and working at The Studio. Each year, since 1961, the Museum has offered an Annual Seminar on Glass: a multi-day event with lectures by historians and experts from around the world

    Kids & Family Programs

    Think kids and glass don't mix? Think again. Our family programs offer kids the opportunity to experience glass through storytelling, music, crafts, and much more. Families Explore programs focus on specific cultures and themes in the Museum's collection through hands-on activities and performances. Little Gather events in the summer are a great way for little ones to enjoy a morning of storytelling and performances, which can be followed by a visit to the Museum afterwards. Kids and teens always receive free Museum admission, making these outings affordable for families!

    Become a Volunteer

    Volunteering at The Corning Museum of Glass is a fun and exciting way to meet new people, share your skills, and become a part of a world class museum right here in your community. We offer a variety of opportunities, many of which can be tailored to fit your individual skills and schedule


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No



    The GlassMarket at The Corning Museum of Glass offers a dazzling array of glass-related products.

    After you’ve toured 35 centuries of glass history in the Museum’s galleries, visit the sprawling GlassMarket, featuring sparkling displays of glass and glass-related items from around the world in eight exceptional boutiques.

    One of the largest Museum gift shops in the country, the GlassMarket reflects the experience of visiting the Museum's collection with its artistic ambiance and family-friendly attitude. With a varied selection of both handmade and factory-made glass from around the world, the GlassMarket has something for everyone.

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop


    Group Tours

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