United States

One Museum Way, Corning
New York
Phone: 1.800.732.6845

Corning Museum Of Glass - New York State

The Corning Museum of Glass ( is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (8)

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Permanent Collection

The Glass Collection Galleries showcase the most comprehensive and celebrated glass collection in the world, with 45,000 pieces reflecting 3500 years of glassmaking history. The galleries explore Near Eastern, Asian, European, and American glass and glassmaking from antiquity through present day. They tell the story of glass creation, from a full-scale model of an Egyptian furnace to the grand factories of Europe, and, then America, and finally, to the small-scale furnaces that fueled the Studio Glass movement that began in America in 1962. The galleries contain objects representing every country and historical period in which glassmaking has been practiced.

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“Worlds Within: The Evolution of the Paperweight”
Through March 18
West Bridge Gallery

"Worlds Within" showcases paperweights from 19th-century Europe and the United States to the present day. Of special note is the 107-lb. paperweight (and the Museum's 1,000th paperweight), an intricate Megaplanet by contemporary artist Josh Simpson. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50, kids free.

Previous Exhibitions

Glass of the Maharajahs
European Cut Glass Furnishings for Indian Royalty
May 19–November 30, 2006

Decades in Glass: The '60s
November 17, 2005–April 2, 2006

Czech Glass Now:
Contemporary Sculpture, 1970-2004
June 15–December 31, 2005

Design in an Age of Adverisity:
Czech Glass, 1945-1980
May 19–October 30, 2005

The Tradition of the Avant-Garde:
Bohemian Glass, 1820-1935
May 19–October 30, 2005

Animals in Glass
November 18, 2004–April 24, 2005

Beyond Venice:
Glass in Venetian Style 1500–1750
May 20, 2004–January 2, 2005

Italian Influence in Contemporary Glass
March 18–October 31, 2004

Decades in Glass:
The '50s
September 2003–February 2004
Robert Willson:
A Texan in Venice
May 2003–November 2003

Heads of State
March 2003–August 2003

Magic of the Lamp
October 2002–February 2003

Glass Behind the Iron Curtain:
Czech Design, 1948-1978
May 2002–November 2002

Museum Under Water
June 2002–September 2002

Roses in Glass
March 2002–September 2002

Exhibitions (10)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

“Curiosities of Glassmaking”
April 1 – October 21
West Bridge Gallery

From prosthetic eyes and trick-glass goblets to glass grenades and bullets, this exhibition will present examples of mysterious, unusual, and ingenious objects found in the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass. Whimsies, scientific instruments, witches’ balls, and items made of rare earth and uranium glasses will also be featured. Included in Museum admission.

“Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers”
May 18 – November 25, 2007
Changing Exhibitions Gallery

Breathtaking, delicate and so realistic it’s hard to believe these lifelike flameworked glass models haven’t simply been picked from the garden, this exhibition of glass flowers by flameworking artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka is extraordinary. “Botanical Wonders” features never-before-seen study drawings by Rudolf Blaschka, a selection of glass flowers from Harvard University’s famed collection, and archival material from the Corning Museum’s Rakow Research Library. A section of the exhibit will examine the conservation concerns of the collection and special flameworking demonstrations will show the early 20th century glassmaking technique used to create these amazing models. Included in Museum admission.


$12.50 Adult Day Pass
$11.25 55 Plus (10% off)
$11.25 Students (10% off - with ID)
Free! Kids & Youth (17 & under)

Opening hours

Open 7 days a week, all year long, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. all summer long (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day).

Getting there

Located directly off I-86, exit 46, The Corning Museum of Glass is halfway between New York City and Niagara Falls.

We have ample free parking (including motorcoaches and RVs) and a free shurttle bus that runs from one of the parking lots to the Museum and to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, as well as Corning’s Historic Market Street.

The Elmira airport is about 20 minutes from the Museum.

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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Services and Amenities at The Corning Museum of Glass

Do you have strollers available?
Strollers are not available from the Museum, but we do encourage and allow their use in the Museum.

Do you have wheelchairs available?
Yes. The Museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first come, first served basis. Please ask a Guest Services Team Member or a security guard for assistance. We regret that wheelchairs may not be reserved in advance.

Can visitors access the Internet here?
The Museum does not have public-use Internet access. Visitors can access the Internet at the Corning Public Library.

Do you have an ATM machine?
No. However, we do accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit and debit cards as payment.

Where should I park?
Primary parking is available in a lot just off I-86, Exit 46. Watch for CMoG banners and a parking pavilion. A free shuttle bus runs continuously from the Parking Pavilion to the Museum and to downtown Corning, where you'll find Historic Market Street shops and restaurants.

Can I smoke in The Corning Museum of Glass?
No. The Corning Museum of Glass is a smoke-free facility. Visitors may smoke outside if they wish.

Can I park my RV in your parking lot overnight?
Because we have so many visitors, we can't accommodate RVs in our lot overnight, although you are welcome to park there during your visit to the Museum. However, there are a number of RV camps in the area. Visit the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau for more information.

Where can I find something to eat?
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The Museum offers a variety of Membership opportunities, each with a broad range of attractive benefits.

Venue hire

The Corning Museum of Glass offers a unique environment for evening receptions and dinners, large professional conferences, lectures, educational experiences for all ages, and corporate recognition events.