Visiting with Kids & Teens

Safety First

Keeping everyone safe is our idea of a glass act! We have some new guidelines and measures in place to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable, with the help of our Safety Guide, Penguin Pierre. Pierre has been working hard to keep an eye on our collection, and now he gets to use his PPE (Penguin Protective Experience) to help you enjoy a safe and fun day at the Museum.

Kids 17 under free

Think kids and glass don’t mix? Think again! Our exciting new line-up of family-friendly demos offer a close-up look at the extraordinary things artists can do with glass. 

Kids 17 and under are FREE! Museum admission is valid for two consecutive days.

Glassmaking Demos

20+ glassmaking demonstrations all day, every day! Glassblowing, flameworking, bubbleheads, and even glass breaking—live glass demos are sure to captivate family members of all ages.

Don't Try This at Home Demo

What happens when hot glass meets cold water? How big can a glass bubble get? Find out during our “Don’t Try This At Home” demo, which offers a smashing good time for the whole family!

Bubbleheads Demonstration

Do you want to help our glassmakers design an object? Catch Bubbleheads, an interactive demonstration where you and your family help decide how the finished character will look. A Bubblehead is a fun little creature who starts out as a humble glass bubble. The live audience chooses colors, features, and expressions to give it its own unique personality, from colorful noses and expressive eyes to wacky hairstyles. 

Find the Rainbow

Find a bright spot in your visit to the Museum! Our gaffers have created a beautiful, colorful rainbow and hidden it amongst the objects in our galleries. See if you can spot it during your visit! 

Make Your Own Glass

Commemorate your visit to the Museum with a truly unique project that you can only experience here—Make Your Own Glass! Our skilled glassmakers will guide you through the process as you create your own piece of glass art. From fusing to sandblasting, there are a variety of projects for all ages and skill levels. We recommend reserving your spot for this popular experience in advance.

Museums For All

The Corning Museum of Glass is proud to participate in the Museums For All program. Museums for All aims to ensure that every family and child has access to a high-quality museum experience. Participating museums offer deeply discounted admission to any individual or group of four individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Gallery Hunt

Become a Glass Detective with our Gallery Activity Sheets! Each activity encourages kids (and adults!) to use their sleuthing skills while exploring the Museum. Don't forget to print the activity sheets at home and bring them with you.

Scouts

Find innovative and fun ways to work toward national scout badges, achievements and electives.

Summer Youth Tours and Activities

Bring your camp group, daycare, or youth group to the Museum for summer fun.

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more for mobile

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

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

School Tours

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

Ongoing and Upcoming Family-Friendly Events