Visiting with Kids & Teens

Glassmaking Demos

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

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.

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 glassmaking 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.

Journey to the Moon: How Glass Got Us There

When you think about the lunar landing, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t glass. But 50 years ago, the humble material of glass played an integral role in making an epic journey to the moon possible. 


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.

Everything to see and do at the Museum in 2 minutes

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