Group Tours

Currently, we are not able to accept group visits of more than 10 guests for the foreseeable future.  Until further notice, reservations will not be accepted, and motorcoaches will be turned away. Please continue to visit or contact the Tourism Sales team directly at 1-877-733-2664 / 607-438-5400 or [email protected] for updates related to scheduling a group visit. 

The Corning Museum of Glass is one of the premier group tour attractions in New York State. We value the group tour business and offer discounted admission for groups of 20 or more as well as a designated motor coach parking lot. The Museum's motor coach check-in desk will get your group into the Museum efficiently, so you can make the most of your visit. 

  • The Museum is new every visit, thanks to changing exhibitions
  • Our live Hot Glass Demos are a great way to see how glass is made by amazing artists every day. 
  • Guided tours are available for an additional fee, or let your customers explore the Museum on their own. 
  • At any point during your visit, enjoy a meal in our spacious Café. You can choose from sit-down meals, buffets, or vouchers so your group can dine at their leisure. As a thank you for bringing your groups, we provide courtesy cards to your drivers and escorts, which can be used anywhere in the Museum.
  • Ask about the combination ticket with the nearby Rockwell Museum. Visit both museums and save!

See live glassmaking daily.

What You'll See

A typical tour takes 2 1/2 hours. You can choose to book a guided tour with a Museum tour guide (fee) or explore on your own. 

Explore 35 centuries of glassmaking through nearly 50,000 objects—from a tiny glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to modern and contemporary masterpieces by Tiffany and Chihuly.

Glass changes the world - see how in the interactive science and technology exhibit. Do It! stations let you bend light, glass, and your imagination! 

From  original works of art to everyday items for the home, the Shops' selection of 15,000 items includes jewelry, accessories, holiday ornaments, and collectibles in every price range.

Learn more about our collections by adding a docent-led tour to your visit. Our trained volunteers have a passion for sharing their love for the Museum and can customize your tour based on special interests. Docent-led tours are an additional fee. 

map showing northeastern region of United States and southeastern Canada
Rochester 1.5 hours
New York City 4.5 hours
Washington, DC 5.5 hours
Pittsburgh 4.5 hours
Cleveland 4.5 hours
Niagara Falls 3 hours
Toronto 4.5 hours

Great Location

It's easy to include us in tours that stop in the Finger lakes, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, or Canada. 

Driving times from regional cities:

River running through a gorge with green plants at the top
Photo credit: Finger Lakes Wine Country
Two adults in an art gallery reading a book
Photo credit: Finger Lakes Wine Country
White wine swirling in a wine glass with three adults in the background
Photo credit: Finger Lakes Wine Country

Itinerary Planning Assistance

Before you arrive, take advantage of itinerary planning assistance. Sample itineraries that include the Corning Museum of Glass: 

More For Your Tour

Tour Enhancements

Here are some things to make your tour at The Corning Museum of Glass even better!

Group Dining Options

Our Café provides a variety of dining options for groups.

Immersion in Glass Studies

Looking for a more intensive and extended introduction to glass for your group?

School Tours

Guided tours and special programs are available for students of all grade levels.

School Tours

Guided tours and special programs are available for students of all grade levels.


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Melissa Rose
Group Sales Manager
[email protected]

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Loghan Guiles
Tour Sales and Reservation Specialist
[email protected]