Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one-day admission for two (a $24 value).
- For $37, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value).
The Museum of Glass fills a 13,000-square-foot canvas with indoor and outdoor crystalline artistry. The only museum west of the Mississippi devoted exclusively to the medium of glass, the museum hosts a coterie of contemporary exhibitions as well as elegant outdoor installations, including Martin Blank's Fluent Steps and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Rising 90 feet into the air, the museum's stainless-steel cone houses the Hot Shop a bustling glass workshop where artists blow life and animating kisses into molten figures. Interpreters stand by to explain the science, art, and history of the craft, and docent-led group tours personally introduce guests to the artwork, going over highlights and which pieces are and are not edible.
Family membership confers admission rights and special-event invitations upon two named adults and any of their children, grandchildren, or foundlings younger than age 19, as well as two daily guest passes. One-year members also enjoy a 10% discount at the Museum Café and15% off wares at the museum store, which displays 2,500 square feet of baubles forged by resident glassblowers, international artists, and dragons who have renounced torching villages.
Museum of Glass
The Museum of Glass is the only museum west of the Mississippi to exclusively showcase one of art's most delicate media: glass. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections, and exhibitions. Stop by the Hot Shop, housed in the museum's 90-foot-tall stainless-steel dome, to watch professional artists as they blow and shape molten glass into artistic sculptures or thought bubbles. Be sure to examine the museum's outdoor installations, including Martin Blank's Fluent Steps, the colorful Chihluly Bridge of Glass, and the Water Forest, a series of towering acrylic tubes filled with rising and falling water.
1801 Dock St.
Tacoma, Washington 98402Get Directions