Welcome to Museum of Glass

We are happy you are planning a visit to Museum of Glass.  To help you prepare for your visit, we have put together this list of tips and policies to help ensure your safety, the quality of your visit and the security of the art.

Admission stickers

You will receive an admission sticker when you purchase your ticket.  This sticker needs to be visible while you are inside the Museum.

Please don't touch the art

Please do not touch any of the artwork on display, however tempting it may be to do so.  Generations to come will thank you!

Step into the cone for a birdseye view of artists at work

There is always action in the Hot Shop, housed in the 90-foot stainless steel cone.  Be sure to allow enough time to watch all the action as artists transform molten glass into works of art. 
  The glassblowers typically break for lunch at 1pm on weekdays and Saturdays and at 2pm on Sundays.

Visit the gallery spaces to see the art on display

Spend time wandering through the various exhibits to experience outstanding examples of glass art. Enhance your visit by joining a museum docent for a tour of the exhibits. Tours for our visitors are offered several times each day; inquire at the visitor services desk for details. 


You are welcome to take pictures of the artwork in the galleries, on the outdoor plazas and of the artists working in the Hot Shop for PERSONAL USE only.  Postcards of many of the objects on display are also available for purchase in the Museum Store.

For media and other special photography, please contact our Media Relations office.

Bring the kids

We welcome families with children of all ages. The Education Studio offers a daily hands-on art activity for you to enjoy with your children. Occupied strollers are allowed throughout the Museum; baby backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. A limited number of strollers are available for check-out free of charge.

Food and drinks

Food and drink items are allowed only in the Museum Café.  If you have a medical need to carry a water bottle, please see our Visitor Services staff for a sticker.

Pack light

Backpacks, suitcases, camera bags and large shopping bags are not allowed in the galleries.  Our Visitor Services staff is happy to check these items for you while you tour the exhibitions.


The Museum of Glass is wheelchair accessible. We have several spaces in the parking garage designated for visitors with disabilities, and our glass elevator gives you easy access to the Main Plaza and Museum entrance.

Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Admissions Desk.  They are free of charge and available on a first come, first served basis. We’ll ask you to leave a credit card or ID when borrowing the equipment.

The Hot Shop

Museum of Glass is pleased to offer the free use of Assistive Listening Headsets in the Hot Shop. If you find it difficult to understand the speaker in the Hot Shop, these headsets will greatly improve the clarity of the narrator. Simply ask to borrow a headset at the front desk for your use here at Museum of Glass. Please return the headset before you leave the Museum.

Questions?  Please ask!

Our Visitor Services staff and docents are here to help you fully enjoy your visit.  Don't be shy—they love to talk about MOG.


NOTE: The main entrance to the Museum is on the waterway side of the building, not the street side

NOTE: The main entrance to the Museum is on the waterway side of the building, not the street side.



If you have questions about your visit, please contact our Visitor Services staff:






Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, Washington 98402 - 3217

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Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

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Telephone: (866) 468-7386

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