Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Resources

You may find the following sections of our website helpful before or after your visit.

This illustrated glossary provides an introduction to key glass terms.

Information on art, history, science, literature, social studies, and technology of glass.

more about All About Glass

An online dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking (also available in paperback).

more about Glass Dictionary

More than 40 short segments on the various techniques employed by glassworkers: blowing, flameworking, cold working, and casting.

more about Glassmaking Videos

The Museum also houses an extensive library open to the public.

more about Rakow Research Library

Learn how telescopes were created and how they work. Note: this interactive requires Flash to play. Flash is being phased out on most modern browsers and may not work after 2020.

more about Telescopes Interactive

An interactive timeline that helps students explore glass in its historical context. Note: this interactive requires Flash to play. Flash is being phased out on most modern browsers and may not work after 2020.

more about Timeline of Glass History

Discover the principles of glass chemistry. This interactive shows you how glassmakers mix together ingredients to make what’s called “glass batch” and allows you to explore what mixing certain elements together can do. Note: this interactive requires Flash to play. Flash is being phased out on most modern browsers and may not work after 2020.

more about Glass Chemistry Game

Between 1984 and 1994 the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) excavated the remains of a Late Bronze Age shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship’s cargo consisted primarily of raw materials, including glass. Video + student activity. 

more about Underwater Archaeology
School Tour Options

We offer a variety of tour programs to help educators meet New York State Learning Standards in a

School Tour Lunch Options

Enjoy lunch at the Museum! Bring Your Own or Pre-Order lunch options are available. 

Steps for a Successful Visit

Things to know before your visit. 

Professional Development for Educators

Take advantage of our vast resources to light the fires of learning!