Glass Blowing At The Corning Museum Of Glass

 I wrote this post on behalf of The Corning Museum of Glass.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets lass blowing experiences for my family in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.  

Corning Museum Of Glass


  Last week I shared with you my family’s wonderful experience at The Corning Museum of Glass.  As mentioned I was in awe of how many beautiful pieces of glass this museum housed.. Displaying the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. With more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass.   


Not only was The Corning Museum of Glass family friendly offering several hands on exhibits. Speaking of hands on The Corning Museum of Glass offers a make your own glass experience.  From hot glass working, to flame working, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of their experienced glass workers.  


corning glass blowing a


Yes we made these! My boys made the tear drop ornaments and I made the round ornament.


My two older boys and I got to experience blowing glass, making our own ornaments.   


Corning Museum of Glass


There are opportunities for all ages with no experience is necessary. These short experiences are 20 to 40 minutes in length, depending on the Make Your Own Glass project.  


Video of my seven year old son blowing glass.


Making the glass ornaments gave us an amazing experience which allowed us to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing iron at all times. First we started by choosing the glass colors we wanted to use and the shape of our ornament, and then partnered with one of their professional glassblowers to create our design. Next we were able to shape the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. Afterwards the glassblower and us had shaped our ornament, it is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Ornaments are ready for pick up the following day. Pretty neat, right? 


corning museum glass blowing collage



There are so many amazing different items you can make besides the glass ornament such as: a pumpkin, sculpture, glass flower or wineglass tumbler. Items may vary depending on the time of year. Prices start at $29 and up.


This amazing museum is located in beautiful Corning, New York.  Admission is $16.00 for adults (museum admission is valid for two consecutive days) and children 19 and under are free.  In March 2015 The Corning Museum of Glass will be expanding their 100,000-square-foot North Wing addition which will include a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions. The addition will dramatically enhance the visitor experience for the Museum’s growing domestic and international audiences. Amazing, right? This museum is a must to add to your bucket list of places to go!   


Follow The Corning Museum of Glass on Facebook  for glass updates.    Stay tuned for my husband and children’s sandblasting projects!



 I wrote this post on behalf of The Corning Museum of Glass.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets and glass blowing experiences for my family in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.   Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  


  1. What a neat experience. I think they do that at a few places here in Boston. I would love to try it.

  2. My daughter recently went to a blown glass museum and had a fantastic time. The artwork is spectacular!

  3. Isn’t it beautiful! We vacation in the Finger Lakes every year and love the area.

  4. Those are BEAUTIFUL! I’ve never done it before, but now I want to. Those pieces are absolutely gorgeous, great job!!!!

  5. That is SO COOL! Ya know, when I was in college I tried to join the campus glass blowing club…. but it was so popular (who would have thought?!) that there was a wait list a mile long and I never got in before I graduated! Very cool your local museum offers it, I should check in my area!

  6. That’s awesome! I’m so fascinated by glass blowing. It’s a beautiful art form.

  7. How beautiful! Blown glass is so gorgeous, and you did a great job with yours!

  8. That looks like so much fun! I’ve always been fascinated with the art of blown glass. It’s just gorgeous!

  9. Lovely experience well written

  10. What a fun experience! We did this in Norfolk at the Chrysler Museum and loved it. Everyone should put this on their bucket list!

  11. What an amazing opportunity! I’m so jealous. Glass blowing is the coolest.

  12. so cool. one of the things i’ve always wanted to learn to do!

  13. That seems like something cool to try. Wish they had something like that here.

  14. That would be such a fun activity! I’d love to do glass blowing with my oldest!

  15. This would be so much fun!! I love crafty stuff and would really like to go and make one. Thanks for sharing about it and giving me the idea.

  16. What a nice experience!! I would love to do this sometime!

  17. What a neat experience! It looks like your ornament turned out pretty!

  18. Wow these are beautiful! I would love to try this!

  19. I have always thought that glass blowing looks so cool! It would be such a fun experience.

  20. the kids and I did this a few xmas’s ago. IT really is an art form.

  21. I want to try!
    This looks like it would be so much fun to do.
    What a great experience.
    The museum must have been wonderful to get lost in.
    SO much beauty to see!

  22. How awesome! I have seen some glass blowing live before, but never tried it. It’s such a beautiful art though.

  23. Seriously beautiful! I had no idea that glass blowing took so much work! Looks like such a fun activity!

  24. What a fun experience to get to blow glass. Looks like a ton of fun for the whole family!

  25. I was telling my husband about this museum after your last post about it. This is TOO COOl, I would love to learn to blow glass!

  26. What a wonderful place to visit! I would love to take my son there and spend a day together!

  27. I can’t believe you made those ornaments! They look professional! What a fun experience. I would love to try this.

  28. How cool is that. I would love to try it.

  29. What a fantastic experience! I’m totally jealous and have just added “glass blowing” to my bucket list!

  30. Wow, what a great experience! I have always wanted to blow glass before!!

  31. That has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen. I had no clue that places like this existed… sounds like a great time and what a fun way to make something yourself

  32. What an amazing experience. We really need to take a drive over there one day.

  33. This is so cool! I have always love blown glass pieces. I have to see if there is a place near me, I’d love to give it a try.

  34. That would be so cool! I’ve watched it being done before and would love to try it myself!

  35. That looks like so much fun! I think blown glass is just beautiful.

  36. Wow, what an amazing experience! I would love to do something like that (and my boys would love it too).

  37. This is my first time hearing about glass blowing. It looks like a fun experience though.

  38. Now that is an experience I wouldn’t mind trying. It’s sort of fascinating!

  39. All of the ornaments turned out amazing. Their all really beautiful!

  40. What an amazing experience! I would love to try something like this. I love the look of blown glass,

  41. Okay, this is totally awesome! I have always wanted to blow glass, and I had NO IDEA that you could do this at the Corning Museum of Glass.

  42. Melissa Smith says:

    How incredibly cool is it that you got to blow glass?! I need to add this to my must visit places & hopefully we can make the trip soon.

  43. Your ornaments turned out beautiful! I would love to do this sometime!

  44. What a fun thing to do with the kids. I’m always on the lookout of things to do with them because they get bored so quickly. I’ll have to see if we have anything like this near us.

  45. I have always wanted to try that. I watched a demo one time and have been so fascinated ever since.

  46. that looks so cool. I would love to try that some day.

  47. That is so cool. Those artisans are really good, mine would prob look like a big lump, lol

  48. Blown glass is so incredibly beautiful. I would love to try crafting with it myself.

  49. I’ve seen this done in Williamsburg! It’s so cool. Takes talent.

  50. I have always been fascinated by glass blowing. This would be a place I would love to visit.

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