Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibit in the Seattle Center directly next to the Space Needle, showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. It opened in May 2012 at the former site of the defunct Fun Forest amusement park.
The project features three primary components: the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits, with significant secondary spaces including a 90-seat café with additional outdoor dining, a 50-seat multi-use theater and lecture space, retail and lobby spaces, and extensive public site enhancements beyond the Garden. The 100-foot-long installation inside of the Glasshouse is one of Chihuly's largest suspended sculptures. Designed with the help of architect Owen Richards, the facility was awarded LEED silver certification from the USGBC.
|Monday||8:30 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 8:30 PM|
Adam Ferenbach | Feb 12, 2018
Definitely an excellent museum, but it is all about one guy. If Dale Chihuly is your thing, then this is your Mecca, but if you appreciate all glass art then the museum in Tacoma is probably a better bet. Admission is somewhat high and the museum doesn't take very long to go through (about an hour). Overall not a bad spot, but it wouldn't be my only reason to visit the city.
John McCarthy | Feb 24, 2018
All I can say is wow...an impressive place. While the place is not huge, it feels much larger than it is. There are 4 main areas to visit. 1) the main viewing area 2) the outside garden 3) the theater and 4) gift shop. They also have a restaurant. It is best if you make a reservation as they limit the number of attendees. This place is not inexpensive running around $24 for an adult when I visited. We ended up buying a membership for $100 and applied our cost. This could be less expensive if you plan to visit within the year.
Sridevi RK | Mar 4, 2018
Amazing work of art! It was a wonderful experience to watch those lights and glass work interior and even in the garden which is outside. Better to buy the city pass and visit this place, would take maximum of one hour to cover it. Its a complete treat to your eyes as well as to the camera.We really enjoyed it.
Cody Rogalski | Feb 25, 2018
Went during half off museum month so it was definitely worth it. The art is amazing and some you can't believe people made them. They also have demonstrations that are definitely worth watching. If you can get the deal for the museum and the needle that's the best way to go
Kate Saberton | Jan 22, 2018
Insanely beautiful. Not huge but the pieces and installations inside are unreal. Plus you get a very cool view of the Space Needle as well. Don't forget to check out the gardens as well. So beautiful. And definitely get the package tickets for the Space Needle and the museum - super awesome they do that.
Franklin Walker | Apr 2, 2018
Chihuly is worth seeing in person. His installations are beautiful and so meticulously curated that the museum as a whole is always an incredible experience throughout. I’ve been to both this and the one in Florida and they’re both equally exquisite. My only comment is there are some similar installations in both locations, would love it even more if it felt less like the one I’ve already seen. But, there are still many unique installations here that make this still worth a visit even if you’ve been to the other. Great way to spend a couple of hours!
Li Zhao | Apr 2, 2018
It is located just beside the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture. I suggest you to get there by public transportations because the parking space is usually very limited around that area. It is a perfect place for those who are interested in art and crafts. The museum is very small and it is not worth for the price. But the things in it are spectacular and amazing. There are staff who can take pictures for you for free. I would not recommend this place to first-time visitors unless you have spare time and would like to seek out for some art.
Amy P. | Mar 12, 2018
I had seen Chihuly’s traveling exhibition when it was in Richmond, Virginia, and loved it. This time did not disappoint, either! The gardens are lovely, and the on sight demo of the glass blowing process was really engaging and educational, and fun! It’s so much work, and the experience required to make these glass artworks is mind boggling 😍 The profits from the Glass artworks sold in the gift shop go directly to find scholarships for new glass artists. Highly recommend!
Keith Berlin | Mar 13, 2018
Outstanding exhibits! Well worth the visit, if you get a chance to go there. Beautiful exhibits inside and outside of the building. Amazing use of colors and forms, almost all of it in glass. I'll definitely plan on taking family there, when they come in from out-of-state.
Meduri Suryaa Pranav | Apr 28, 2018
This is a unique place to visit and enjoy the time spent in sightseeing! The glass art works are truly amazing and one must consider the time and efforts taken by the artists in creating such unique and large items out of glass, that too in a variety of colours. Some of the display is inside a building while some are in the open, facing the cold and wet weather of the city. One should not miss this place on a visit to Seattle!The displays were unbelievable. Be sure to see the videos in the theater at the museum as they give a great incite of the artist and conceptual design of the displays. The glass blowing display in the outside garden was great to watch and the artist were interactive with the audience while creating there work.
Anthony Wong | Apr 8, 2018
The Chihuly Garden is located near the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture. We did a combined tour of the Space Needle and the Chihuly Garden. The latter was definitely the "must see" in my book. Parking around this area is limited and expensive, so be prepared to park a little farther away and walk or take public transportation. The museum is quite small but laid out very well which actually makes the venue feel larger than it is. The art pieces and displays are gorgeous. The demonstrations are interesting to watch. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable for explaining the creations in more detail.
Edmaris -Mary- Salazar | Apr 30, 2018
This place it's a must if you are visiting Seattle. The pictures really don't make justice to the beauty of the displays. It's breathtaking. If you have time, make sure to attend one of the glass blowing demonstrations, it's fascinating and very educational. I really loved it. Mr. Chihuly is a genius! P.s: it could be a bit annoying if the place is too busy. I'd recommend to be there when they are opening so you can enjoy and take great pictures!
Andrea Durie | Apr 25, 2018
You HAVE TO GO HERE!!! It's absolutely incredible!!! Beautiful and calming! I went in April and it wasn't over crowded. They did a glass blowing demo and had earth day activities for the kids! It was stunning the talent and eccentricities of Chihuly himself. Loved it!
Lance Ford | Jun 8, 2018
I've been to this art museum twice now. I enjoyed it both times. I normally can't get my family to an art museum (they get bored), but we stayed here for a couple hours. They loved it! The glass atrium is my favorite but the outside gardens are a close second. The glass blowing demonstration is also very enjoyable and a unique experience.
Cameron Foster | Jun 5, 2018
One of the best tourist traps/museums in Seattle! Tickets are sold in hour blocks which helps control the number of people in the exhibit at once. Each room/exhibt is built around a particular theme so there is a little something for everyone. In the warmer months glass artisans have 30 minute demos show casing the glass making process. Highly recommend! My suggestion is Chihuly Garden over the Space Needle any day.
Lorna Street Dopson | May 29, 2018
I was expecting more of a "garden" when I visited Chihuly, rather than such a large museum style installation. Don't get me wrong, the glass works are beautiful and quite breathtaking, but I wanted more greenhouse fixtures and outdoor garden pieces. It's worth a visit if you buy a Seattle CityPass, the tickets are on the pricier side. There is a workshop setup on site to demonstrate some of the techniques, which is cool. Gift shop is large and generic. Stays pretty crowded once summer starts, so be mindful with small children and large strollers.
Luciana Abrahamson | May 21, 2018
This is absolutely worth seeing while you are in Seattle. The exhibits are beautiful and unique. Photos of the work doesn’t do it justice in person. I specifically recommend doing the City Pass if you have any interest in the Space Needle etc. We spent less than 2 hours walking through the museum and taking photos but could have spent longer if we opted for the audio tour.
Karan Osborne | May 24, 2018
My goodness this museum surpassed all my expectations. The skill of the displays, color and skill of the glass blowers is exceptional. I could go often and see something new all the time. There are inside displays and outside gardens with live plants and amazing decorative glass displayed together. And when you don't think it can get better and there is the Space Needle.
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