The interior of the Museum of Glass features state-of-the-art facilities, including:
- 13,000 square feet of exhibition space
- A glassblowing hot shop
- A high-tech resource center
- A 140-seat theater
- The Museum Café
- The Museum Store
Visitors can watch glass artists at work in the hot shop amphitheater, which is located in the metal-clad cone attached to the museum. Museum exhibitions feature more than glass art. Contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and installations comprise the majority of the art on view in the museum's gallery.
In addition to viewing the museum's exhibitions and collections, you can enjoy specialized education and outreach programs, including:
- Family Day programs
- Classes and lectures
- A hands-on art studio
- Films and performances
- Workshops and symposiums
- Gallery talks
A pedestrian bridge - the Chihuly Bridge of Glass - links the waterfront Museum of Glass to the attractions on the south side of Interstate 705, including the Washington State History Museum, Union Station, and the Tacoma Art Museum. The bridge was developed by a partnership between the City of Tacoma, world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, and the Museum of Glass. The 500-foot bridge features one of the largest outdoor installations of Chihuly glass, valued at approximately $12 million.
The Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art is located on the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, Washington.