An official Path Through History Site! In the 1860s, Elias Hungerford believed Corning`s railroad and Erie Canal transportation, together with local supplies of coal and sand, could foster a glass industry that would put his town on the map. Today, the Corning Museum of Glass offers a unique opportunity to see glass in a new light and features the stunning Contemporary Art + Design Wing, live hot glassmaking demos, Make Your Own Glass experiences, hands-on glass technology exhibits, and the world’s largest collection of contemporary and historical glass. At the Corning Museum of Glass, visitors can experience the art, history and science of glass through live hot glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass classes, hands-on glass technology exhibits and the world`s largest collection of glass objects spanning 3,500 years. Kids and teens, 17 and under are always free.
The Corning Museum of Glass offers a unique environment for evening receptions and dinners, large professional conferences, lectures, educational experiences for all ages, and corporate recognition events.
Each of our rental areas is sure to delight the senses and contribute to a truly wonderful experience. The Museum is the perfect place to be inspired, educated, and entertained. Our professional event staff will ensure that you have the best experience possible.
One of the Museum's missions is to support local community and business groups. It does, however, have a policy to restrict the followings types of functions and maintains the right to amend said restrictions at any time.
The Museum does not host:
Wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal
Political or religious fundraising events
Other religious events