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Tour code: 5934CHIHULY

Dale Chihuly is one of the world's most prolific blown-glass artists, and now you can view some of his most exquisite sculptures in a setting that is equally as spectacular as his works. Located adjacent to the Space Needle at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass features an eight-room Exhibition hall where you can learn about Chihuly’s artistic process and his inspirations; a massive Glasshouse that's home to one of Chihuly's largest-ever suspended glass art pieces, and a flora-filled garden featuring four of Chihuly's most monumental glass works.

Highlights

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center
  • Marvel at Chihuly’s distinctive blown-glass creations and learn about his career in the eight-room exhibition hall
  • Witness the stunning 100-foot-long suspended installation in the massive glasshouse
  • Admire the juxtaposition of Chihuly’s glass sculptures and nature as you wander through the garden
  • Have a bite to eat at Collections Café (own expense) and purchase original Chihuly artworks at the bookstore

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Download the free audio tour from the website: www.chihulygardenandglass.com or from the See It All App (download the free app first).

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What You Can Expect

Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle

Explore the Chihuly Gardens and Exhibits

Dale Chihuly may be a Washington native, but both he and his extraordinary blown-glass creations are known all over the world. Chihuly Garden and Glass highlights the story of this iconic artist and showcases some of his most incredible works. Chihuly Garden and Glass consists of three main parts. The Exhibition Hall provides a good sense of Chihuly's overall career. Eight individual galleries showcase everything from his early Native American-inspired works to his Sealife collection's translucent anemones and the colorful and imaginative shapes of his Mille Fiori project. Some of the artist's best known blown-glass works are on display including his intricately crafted, wildly imagined, tentacle-like chandeliers. Next is the Glasshouse, a 40-foot tall, (12.2 meters) glass and steel structure that is home to one of Chihuly's most impressive glass pieces: a 100-foot long suspended sculpture of reds, yellows, oranges, and amber that seemingly changes with the day's natural light. Chihuly's glass works fit perfectly in the Exhibition’s third section: the outdoor Garden, a space of tree-lined paths and colorful fuchsias mixed in with the artist's organically shaped sculptures. These include his striking Crystal and Icicle Towers and Sun, an incredible centerpiece crafted from hundreds of individually-blown glass elements. Remember to bring a camera, since flash photography is permitted throughout the entire museum. However, roaming photographers are also on hand to snap a pic for you that you can e-mail to yourself at no additional cost. Selfie sticks are not permitted inside the exhibition. The onsite Collections Café serves up gourmet eats as well as sparkling wine, craft brews, and their famous strawberry lavender lemonade. Don’t miss the bookstore where you can purchase your own Chihuly artwork and peruse gifts made by over 40 local artists from the Pacific Northwest. 

Customer Reviews

Virginia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved it! The beauty and colors were spectacular. Can't wait to go again.

Patricia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Superbly beautiful.

Marie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved this, so worth seeing.

Raissa Nina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So beautiful! Worth seeing!

simpsonmf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Impressive and very interesting-a must see!

Karen S W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed it so much. It was a little over crowded being on Memorial weekend, but there was a calming energy, and the glass art was magnificent. I would recommend visiting this art gallery. We also had lunch at the Collections Cafe. The place itself was pretty interesting. The seating area was limited, and felt a bit cramped. The food was decent, but not great. However, overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

Celine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must to do while in Seattle. It will put sunshine in your day in case of raining day!

Michelle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Lovely gallery walking distance from the centre of the city and at the base of the Space Needle. It is definitely worth a visit.

Jennifer R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

No one should visit Seattle and miss this amazing masterpiece. It is right next to the space needle so it is convenient and will leave you in awe.

Frauke Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A wonderful exhibition, we enjoy it, we take a lot of nice pictures.

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