Step into a Fascinating Universe at the Corning Museum of Glass

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During your journey to the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes you don’t want to miss the Corning Museum of Glass. A place where art meets history and science, this museum captivates with its blend of interactive exhibits and glassmaking demonstrations, promising an enlightening experience for all. This blog covers what you need to plan a day trip from Hammondsport to the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Planning Your Day Trip From Hammondsport to The Corning Museum of Glass

Embark on a journey from Hammondsport to the Corning Museum of Glass for an educational and inspiring day. Dive into 3,500 years of glass history, observe live glassmaking artistry, and seize the chance to create your own glass masterpiece. This visit promises a unique blend of discovery and creativity, perfect for all ages.

Location and Hours

Located at 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY, the Corning Museum of Glass welcomes visitors daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The shop is open until 5:30 pm. Closed on January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, and 25.

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $22, with discounted rates for specific groups and a local resident special at $11.
  • Free entry for members and those aged 17 & under.

A special package deal is also offered for exploring the Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum, providing a combined ticket at a discounted rate for two consecutive days. For package details, visit the Rockwell Museum’s website.

Exhibitions and Activities 

Enjoy daily glassblowing and flameworking demos. “Make Your Own Glass” workshops offer hands-on creation of glass pieces, from ornaments to frames, fun even for kids!

Special Tips and Highlights

To add to your experience, enjoy live glassblowing at the Amphitheater Hot Shop, discover art in the Contemporary Art + Design Gallery, and interact at the Innovation Center. They also offer free guided tours to enhance your visit, starting in the admissions lobby.

Dining and Shopping

The Café at the museum offers a variety of dining options, including coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches, and grab-and-go hot meals, perfect for a quick break during your visit.

The museum’s shop spans 18,000 square feet and features an extensive range of glass art, home goods, jewelry, and more​​.

Getting There

It is located in the Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York State. It provides easy access and free parking for museum visitors. For detailed travel information, please visit the Getting Here section on their website.

If you want to explore other museums on your Finger Lakes vacation, check out the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and The Finger Lakes Boating Museum while you’re here.

Stay in Comfort and Luxury at Hammondsport Hotel 

Just a short drive from the Corning Museum of Glass, the Hammondsport Hotel welcomes guests into comfort close to the adventure. Our accommodations promise luxury with plush linens and pillow-top mattresses for a restful sleep.

Start your day with a complimentary breakfast, then discover the Finger Lakes. Enjoy our many amenities like our indoor pool and exercise facility for a relaxing stay.

Check availability for a memorable Finger Lakes visit at our welcoming hotel.