Visiting with Kids & Teens

New Glass Now

Experience New Glass Now, a new campus-wide exhibit that pushes the boundaries of contemporary glassmaking. See how 100 artists, designers, and architects from more than 25 countries bring glass to life in this immersive exhibition featuring objects, installations, videos, and performances. See it here, see it now, only at The Corning Museum of Glass.

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. We promise you'll leave saying, "New glass ... WOW!"

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.

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. See today's demo schedule.

New glass how?

Ever wonder how a moment of inspiration can turn into a piece of art? Watch as flameworkers sculpt glass into expressive art works, drawing ideas from the out-of-the-box objects in New Glass Now.

Daily at 2:45 pm. Look for New Glass, How? on the Flameworking schedule.

New Glass Now and GlassApp Scavenger Hunt

Inspired by New Glass Now, explore even more right on your own mobile device! Check out artist profiles, more about the objects in the show, and videos that will shed even more light on this boundary-breaking exhibition. When you’re ready, see if you can get the gold in our GlassApp scavenger hunt–all from your own mobile device! 


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

Glass Snow Family
January 7 – February 29, 2020
The Shops

Our snowpeople are guaranteed to last the whole winter through—and then some! Warm up in our Make Your Own Glass Studio and make your own glass snowman, or buy one (or two) in our Shops. Don't miss our larger-than-life glass snow family.

Winter Break
February 15 – 22, 2020

Shake off the snow and stop into the Museum during winter break. Find lots of family-friendly activities that will keep both you and the kids happy and busy.

Marvelous Marble Day
February 16, 2020

Visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of marble-mania! Come play marble games, explore the collection for pieces that are like marbles, and see how marbles are made.