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Chihuly Garden and Glass Tours

Glass artist Dale Chihuly, famous for his whimsical sculptures, was born in Tacoma but has left his mark on Seattle. Fans can revel in his colorful creations at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum at Seattle Center. The facility includes a 100-foot (30-meter) glass sculpture, theater, and Chihuly retrospective plus an outdoor garden.
 
The Basics
Fans of glass artist Dale Chihuly can get an overview of his career and take in his many sculptures at Chihuly Garden and Glass. The museum’s centerpiece is a 40-foot (12-meter) glass-covered building with Chihuly’s famous flower-like sculptures hanging from the ceiling. The Exhibition Hall covers his career and showcases his monumental work. The Theater screens videos about his art, and the sculpture garden allows visitors to take in the art in a well-appointed outdoor space.
 
Visitors can choose to visit as a self-guided experience, or opt for a private tour package. The museum sells stand-alone tickets and packages that combine a trip to the iconic Space Needle. Groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a discounted ticket price.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass is a must-visit for general art fans and admirers of Dale Chihuly’s work.
  • The museum and the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
  • The museum includes a small cafe and a gift shop with apparel, accessories, garden items, and jewelry.
  • An adult must accompany visitors under 14 years old.
  • Large strollers are not permitted in the galleries.
 
How to Get There
Chihuly Garden and Glass is located near the Space Needle, north of Seattle’s downtown core. There is street parking in the area, as well as parking garages nearby. The museum is accessible via the monorail, which connects to downtown. Numerous city buses stop nearby, including routes 2, 4, 13, and 24.
 
When to Get There
Chihuly Garden and Glass is at its busiest during summer weekends. To avoid crowds, consider visiting early on a weekday, or coming in the colder months. Your ticket allows you to enter more than once in a day, and the glass is beautiful when illuminated by sunlight as well as at night, when it shines dramatically under the dark sky.
 
Other Nearby Attractions
Attractions near Chihuly Garden and Glass include the Seattle Children’s Museum, Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and Museum of Pop Culture. All of these, including numerous restaurants and park spaces, are part of the complex known as the Seattle Center.
Address: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Experience Seattle’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Seattle CityPASS. Visit the world famous Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium. Then choose from the Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass to complete the tour. CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. Transportation to and from attractions not included.
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With stunning Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier as a backdrop, this private walking tour of Seattle offers so much more than the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Begin at Seattle’s Elliott Bay, where ferries run all day, with a stroll along its picturesque waterfront. Immerse yourself in the bustling Pike Place Market, where your guide will offer an orientation into its incredible food scene. Mix with the locals and enjoy a bite of whatever suits your fancy. Delight in the lower Queen Anne neighbourhood, with its impressive collection of historic homes. See glassblowers practicing their craft at Chihuly Gardens at the Seattle Centre. Learn about the impact the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has on the community in Seattle, with a stroll around its public campus. Finish the tour at the iconic Space Needle, with admission to the famous World’s Fair landmark, with sweeping views of the entire city and the surrounding area at the top.
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Join a local Seattle guide for a fully personalized, private tour that’s designed just for you. With half a day to explore alongside a guide who shares your interests, you can search for the perfect cup of coffee, discover funky neighborhoods, or browse unique shops, skipping group tours' more generic itineraries for a curated experience and local perspective.
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