Around the Tiers, Make Your Own Glass

By WBNG News

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The Corning Museum of Glass has a lot going on this week while many students are off from school on break. Eric Goldschmidt came by the studio to show us.

Looking for a fun destination for school breaks?

Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy.

Admission for kids and teens, 19 and under, is always free, and local residents (living in ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169) can visit for just $6, making the full line-up of events and activities an affordable option for families of all sizes.

Make Your Own Glass
Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours.

Try your hand at glassmaking (additional fee). Projects exist for all ages.

We recommend booking ahead of time.

You Design It; We Make It!
Submit a drawing of something you'd like to see come alive in glass.

At select Hot Glass Shows throughout the day, glassmakers will choose a drawing and make that piece from start to finish.

Glassmaking Demos

Watch as expert glassmakers transform molten glass into beautiful objects at the live, narrated Hot Glass Shows.

Don't miss the Flameworking, Glassbreaking, and Optical Fiber Demos. All demonstrations take place in the Innovation Center area and are included in the cost of admission.

Garden Gallery Hunt
Kids can explore the galleries and find glass objects inspired by spring to create their own glass bouquets.

Family Hidden Treasures Tours
Explore the Museum through one-hour, family-friendly tours. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm during school breaks.

New Exhibitions
Visit the newest exhibition, Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis, on view in the Contemporary Glass Gallery.

Kid-Friendly Museum Mobile App
Kids and teens can explore the collection with our Museum Mobile App by renting an iPod Touch at the Admissions Desk or downloading the app from iTunes or the Android Market.

The family-friendly version of the mobile app talks about objects in a fun, easy-to-understand way.