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Iittala Bird Lovers' Weekend Recurring event

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In conjunction with Finland’s 100 years of independence, Museum of Glass welcomes glass artists from internationally-renowned Finnish design company Iittala. Visitors can watch these artists create amazing varieties of glass birds in the Museum’s Hot Shop, and view an exhibition of over 30 Iittala Birds designed by legendary Professor Oiva Toikka. 

Join Museum of Glass today as we participate in Museum Day Live! This annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine, provides free admission for two people to Museum of Glass. Visitors must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket. Tickets are only good at one institution. Visit Museum Day Live! for more details.



The schedule of events for Saturday's Bird Lovers' Weekend includes: 

- 10am – 5pm: Visit Tahoma Audubon’s table to learn about birds!

- 10am – 5pm: See displays from Slater Museum on the biology of birds.

- 10am – 5pm: Watch Moomin movies in the Theater

- 10am – 5pm: Bird-making demonstrations by Iittala artists in the Hot Shop.

- 10am – 5pm: Make your own bird mosaic in the Ed Studio ($15 nonmember/$10 MOG member)

- 12 – 3:30pm: Enjoy a special visit with a live falcon from Northwoods Falconry.

- 1:30pm: Children 12 and under are invited to submit bird design and a winning drawing will be selected at 1:30pm each day. The winning drawing will be transformed into glass in the Hot Shop at 2 pm.

- Design your own bird for $500 per person; $450 members. Email or call 253.284.4734 for details and reservations.


During Bird Lovers’ Weekend, visitors can have first glance at this year’s limited-edition Kestral, the newest Birds by Toikka design. The Kestral is available at the Museum of Glass Store.


Birds handmade in the Hot Shop by Welling and Saarikko will be available for purchase on September 24.


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