The Story Of Glass At The Corning Museum of Glass #Travel

 I wrote this post on behalf of The Corning Museum of Glass.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets 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


Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass.


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I was amazed that there was an actual museum for glass but once my family walked in this museum our jaws dropped with all the beautiful glass pieces. Glass is a versatile ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists, and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. And The Corning Museum of Glass tells the story very well. 


corning museum of glass


The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see 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.  


Maybe your thinking this is not a place for children but that is far from the truth. Corning has several hands on exhibits which enables children to want to learn about glass while enjoying themselves all at the same time. From scavenger hunts to demonstrations children and adults alike will be entertained and amazed.  

Corning Museum of Glass


You can learn about the science and technology behind innovations in glass through the hands-on exhibits in the Innovation Center. These exhibits offer exploring the concepts behind optics, vessels, and windows, and meet the innovators who have changed our world using glass.


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As a homeschool family our children learned not only the history of glass but they got to see different techniques, applications and uses throughout history. From tools, artwork,  musical instruments, jewelry and  board games The Corning Museum of Glass had displays of them all.  It such a pleasurable experience that our kids keep asking to go back. 

corning museum of glass


The Corning Museum also offers glass making classes where you can blow your own pieces of glass artwork. Visitors can make beads, ornaments,  fusing, sandblasting and more! Stay tuned to read about our glass blowing and sandblasting experiences as well as viewing our finished masterpieces. 


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! 


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 I wrote this post on behalf of The Corning Museum of Glass.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets 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. It was so nice to see this again. I went as a child on a family road trip and really think I need to go back, so I can relly appreciate it as an adult. I love glass!

  2. Wow I had no idea! This is really awesome/cool/beautiful.

  3. that looks like an amazing place to visit!

  4. I love this, how cool!! I want to take the boychild.

  5. Melissa Smith says:

    I would have never thought that there was a glass museum! Let alone a child-friendly glass museum!

  6. Wow, what a cool museum! I would love to visit.

  7. I would love love love to visit this museum. It looks like a ton of fun. I wish we had something like that in our state.

  8. What a cool place to visit. Such beautiful glass, the colors are amazing!

  9. They have museums for everything! I would have never guessed one like this, I bet it was absolutely stunning walking through looking at it all!

  10. The stained glass window is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like this. I think my family would enjoy this

  11. Wow! That was so impressive! Those are beautiful. I love that there is even a kid-friendly section. And I was blown away that kids 19 and younger are free. That’s amazing!

  12. Wow, everything looks like a feast for the eyes, this is definitely something unique I’d love to attend. Admission seems reasonable too.

  13. Would love to visit here! What a great place although with my little ones I’d be afraid with them but luckily it seems everything is nicely put behind glass.

    • Kristin, I have little ones too but everything is in it’s safe place and there are quite a bit of kid friendly hands on activities too.

  14. Looks like a fascinating place to visit.. We have seen people blow glass and that too is amazing in itself.

  15. I have never seen this place but I would love to visit!

  16. I always thought it was extremely cool that lighting makes glass when it strikes sand! I would love to visit a glass museum, sounds fascinating.

  17. Looks like an amazing place to visit and that stained g;ass window is beautiful! Wow!

  18. This looks like a great time. I’d love to visit the Corning Museum. It looks awesome!

  19. What a great field trip for the kids! I love all the interesting displays!

  20. This looks amazing. Glass is far more cool than people give it credit for. Did you know that glass is actually fluid? It’s true. It just moves REALLY slowly. That’s why old glass panes are thicker at the bottom than they are at the top.

  21. This was a great trip to take the kids on. It looks like being in an episode of “How it’s Made”. Very cool.

  22. I’ve wanted to visit, but I wasn’t sure what it was all about. This looks really cool and worth visiting!

  23. What a cool adventure! i love watching glass be blown! I think I’d love this museum!

  24. I had never heard of this museum before, but I’m glad I have now. I want to visit with my family. I love glass work, it’s so pretty and is really an art.

  25. OMG How FUN!! I want to blow glass too! How great that you got to take your children there for that unique learning experience.

  26. Amy Desrosiers says:

    These are such stunning pieces. Ideally, I would love to have cupboards full of glass, but my little ones have other plans. I will just have to admire museums,

  27. Amazing. I love taking kids to museums. There is so much to see and learn. I like how they had some hands on activities for the kids.

  28. That is just awesome… every time I think of how glass is made I think of that movie Sweet Home Alabama where the guy makes glass out of lightning hitting the sand

  29. Wow, that is cool. I love places that have kids get involved instead of just looking around.

  30. i love glass art. it’s just mind boggling to me what can be done- and created- with glass!

  31. This look super cool. I think my hubby and I would take my daughter just so we can appreciate it. She’s 1 and might not get it yet. LOL

  32. This looks like a cool place. I have to visit when I come into town. I love anything glass, I think they are unique as the person who looks at the glass.

  33. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love the pieces in the Stueben collection, The colour and patterns are fantastic and would look great in my new house.

  34. That’s something I know I would really enjoy! Seeing all the different ways glass can appear is awesome.

  35. That stained glass is simply stunning. This looks like an incredible place to take my familY!

  36. I need to take a visit to this museum. That glass is super pretty! Very cool!

  37. Wow, this looks like such an amazing place I once got to help put together a stained glass window and I have been fascinated ever since!

  38. Those are such beautiful pieces!

  39. That looks like such an awesome place to visit. So amazing. Hope to make it there one day.

  40. Amazing place! I would love to visit there too! And it would be such an educational experience for my son.

  41. That is so cool. I love unique ideas like this for museums.

  42. those are just gorgeous. I would love to visit some day & see them in person.

  43. What a fun place to visit! That window is absolutely gorgeous I want one for my living room!

  44. We watch glass blowers quite often at a place near us. We really enjoy it Those are some beautiful pieces!

  45. We love glass art! Didn’t realize Corning had a museum devoted to glass, but I guess it make sense that they would!

  46. What a neat place to visit! Gorgeous!

  47. We have a Glass Blown Gallery close to us but I bet a museum would be awesome to have near.

  48. This place looks really neat. I wish I lived closer so I could take my family.

  49. Wow! I’ve never heard of the glass museum. Some of these pieces are breathtaking!

  50. This is a great museum! We went a few years ago and are planning to go back and do the glass blowing now that the kids are older.

  51. This would be an amazing place to tour and very educational. I think I would definitely be getting a souvenir.

  52. How beautiful! I’d love to take my kids there to see that!

  53. Wow, what a beautiful museum! I definitely would love to visit!

  54. Neat! I haven’t really thought of glass as something with history behind it, but it has been around for thousands of years.

  55. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Amazing! Such a beautiful museum. Great Review. Thanks

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