take a tour

Our docent-led tours will engage your group with a personal and interactive experience of the artwork currently on display at the Museum. Tours include all-day admission and access to our galleries, Theater, Education Studio, and of course, live glassblowing in our Hot Shop. A staff member or docent will be on hand when you arrive to greet your group and orient you to the Museum.


tours at museum of glass


Daily public Tours

INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Take a guided tour of a current exhibition with a MOG docent. Daily public tours start in the Grand Hall just outside the Klorfine Gallery at 1pm each day. Reservations are not required. 


adult group tours

20-49 GUESTS: $12/person

50+ GUESTS: $10/person

20+ GUESTS WITH FUSING WORKSHOP: $41/person

SENIORS TEA AND TOUR: $12/person

Adult groups of 20 or more can schedule a tour led by a Museum docent, trained to provide an enriching experience within our galleries. Tours can be specific to an exhibition or a general tour of all of our galleries. Tours typically last about an hour and you'll want to plan on spending at least 30-45 minutes in the Hot Shop. Adult groups also have the option of adding on a hands-on fused glass workshop for an additional charge. 

Is your group 62 and older? Consider our Seniors Tea and Tour. Led by a docent through the galleries and Hot Shop, the Seniors Tea and Tour culminates with tea and cookies in our Education Studio, along with an art-making project.


college and university tours

GENERAL TOUR: $6/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

Post-secondary classes are warmly welcomed at MOG. Call today to schedule additional education support based on the content of your class, where possible.


preschool-12th grade tours

GENERAL TOUR: $6/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

TOUR WITH FUSING WORKSHOP: $26/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

SCIENCE OF ART PROGRAM: $8/student, $6/teacher, $6/chaperone

Tours for classrooms, including homeschool groups, preschool groups, summer camps, and day cares are a great way to augment learning. All students spend time exploring the galleries with a docent, visiting the Hot Shop, and making their own works of art in the Education Studio. The experience for your students is based on the current exhibitions and connections we can make with classroom learning. Teachers may receive our Curriculum Guides to learn more about the upcoming exhibitions and lesson plans for pre/post-visit activities.

All preschool to 12th-grade tours include a hands-on workshop in the Education Studio. For an additional fee, second graders and older can participate in a fused glass workshop.

 

science of art

For teachers within a one hour commute of the Museum who are looking for interdisciplinary, hands-on learning, we invite you to explore the Science of Art program. Scientific thinking and artistic modes of thought are both based on observing the world around us and being creative.

Science of Art is a K-8 program that teaches scientific principles, creative processes, and twenty-first century learning skills of teamwork, critical thinking, and applied problem solving. The program is a series of two in-class lessons at your school and a field trip to Museum of Glass.

There are five units available, developed using the Next Generation Science Standards and the Washington State Arts Standards.

Science of Art: Choosing Materials (for Kindergarten through 2nd grade): Observation skills of known and unknown materials help students practice selection of materials to create a windchime-type sculpture. Students begin discussing how art can be used to beautify a location of space.

Science of Art: Predicting the Pattern (for 1st through 3rd grade): Students use observation skills to predict outcomes, identifying cause and effect in art making processes. Spinning tops, dancers, and glassblowers all related to predictions based on elementary physics.

Science of Art: Under the Surface (for 3rd through 5th grade): Understanding chemical and thermal changes is critical for artists and scientists. Students explore how materials can be conductors or insulators, and how chemical changes produce pigments.

Science of Art: Encoded (for 5th through 8th grade): Energy moves, and with it we can send signals. Students create transmittable codes using light and sound energy, and then engineer a device that blocks thermal energy.

Science of Art: Designing Tools (for 5th through 8th grade): Students create an instrument that forms glass, based on their self-defined criteria. (Note: this program is still in development).


Ready to book a tour?

Email us or call 253.284.4713

 

booking DETAILS

Please contact us to schedule your tour at least 2 weeks in advance. When calling to book a tour, please have several date options in mind. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, or purchase order. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the tour to avoid charges.