Visitor Guidelines

We want you to have a wonderful and memorable visit to The Corning Museum of Glass. The following guidelines are provided to help you plan ahead for your visit, to protect the works of art, and to create a safe and pleasant environment for all Museum guests.

We hope you enjoy your visit with us. If you need assistance while you are here, please feel free to contact a Guest Services Associate.

Artwork: Some of the Museum’s large glass sculpture are displayed in open cases. Please do not touch the artwork or let others in your group touch it; something as simple as a touch leaves oil and residue on important works that we are committed to preserving for future generations.

Bikes and Recreational Scooters: Are not allowed in the Museum. Likewise, the use of skateboards, roller blades and “heely” rolling shoes is not allowed on the Museum campus. We do have parking for bikes and recreational scooters; ask our Guest Services Associates for more information. Electric handicap scooters are allowed in the Museum.

Clothing: There is a lot to see in the Museum, so please dress comfortably! We do require shoes and shirts to be worn in the Museum.

Escalators and Elevators: During your visit, you’ll explore multiple floors of glass history, art, science, and more. We have several escalators and elevators throughout the Museum, and, for your safety, do not play on the escalators and please keep a close eye on children when on the escalators.

Families: We welcome all ages at the Museum and provide changing stations in several multi-stall restrooms throughout the Museum. Private family restrooms with changing stations are located at the Welcome Center, the Rakow Library, and in the Contemporary Art + Design building. A single-use restroom is located at The Studio. You are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in the Museum and a baby care restroom with a comfortable chair, outlet, and changing station is located in the Contemporary Art + Design building. Strollers are not available from the Museum, but we do encourage and allow their use. For your safety, please use elevators to transport children in strollers.

Firearms: Firearms or weapons are not permitted in Museum buildings.

Food and Beverages: We welcome food and beverages at our Café and dining areas. Please limit your eating and drinking to the approved areas as they are not allowed in touring areas and galleries.

Lost Children: There are many things in the Museum that are attractive to children. Please keep an eye on your children so you don’t become separated from them. If you become separated, please contact a staff member immediately.

Mobile phones: You are encouraged to use your mobile device during your tour to interact with our mobile web apps and to take pictures (but no flash, please). There is free WiFi. Please refrain from making or receiving a call while in the galleries. If you receive or need to make a call, please step outside the galleries for the duration of your phone call.

Pets: Service animals are welcome in the Museum, but we do ask that you leave all other pets at home. If you are traveling with a pet, please make sure it has adequate ventilation while you are visiting the Museum. Visitors love animals and quickly notify Security about animals left unattended. Please contact us if you need a list of kennels in the area.

Personal Safety: We are committed to your personal safety and to the principles of welcoming, sharing, and respect for all. We reserve the right to refuse admission or to remove any person whose conduct the Museum deems to be disorderly or abusive or who fails to comply with these or other Museum rules. If you feel unsafe or threatened, please contact a staff member immediately.

Photography: Feel free to take pictures anywhere in the Museum, except where posted otherwise. Flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are not allowed in the galleries. Images may not be used for commercial purposes. We love to see your photos! Share them on our Instagram or Facebook pages using #corningmuseumofglass and #glassapp. For more information, read our Photography and Videography Policy. 

Shuttle Bus: For your convenience, we provide a free shuttle bus from the Welcome Center parking lot to the Museum. The bus also makes a short loop through Corning’s historic downtown Gaffer District, and stops at the Rockwell Museum.

Smoking: The Museum is a smoke-free building, but there are several outdoor areas where smoking is allowed.

Solicitation: Flyers of any sort may not be handed out to visitors or staff on Museum premises, without prior approval from the Museum. We also do not allow solicitation by outside groups anywhere on the Museum grounds.

Wheelchairs: The Museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask a Guest Services Associate or a security officer for assistance. We regret that wheelchairs may not be reserved in advance.

Wireless Access: In most areas of our campus, you'll have access to our free public wireless internet (WiFi) access. Simply open your device and connect to the "GlassApp & Free WiFi" network in the Museum.

more for mobile

Bring your smartphone or tablet & headphones to the Museum, connect to Free WiFi, explore contemporary glass, and check out a scavenger hunt on GlassApp.

Look for this sign to Recharge your mobile device at one of the 40+ Free Power Stations located throughout the Museum campus.

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Getting Here

The Corning Museum of Glass is located in the Finger Lakes Wine Country region of New York State.


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