5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:  Varies
Wander through a spectacular wonderland of wildly complex and colorful glass sculptures at Chihuly Garden and Glass, located adjacent to the Space Needle at Seattle Center. Admire the amazing blown-glass works of famed artist Dale Chihuly as you explore the eight-room exhibition hall, the jaw-dropping glasshouse featuring a suspended installation, and the whimsical garden where nature and glass merge. Visit during the day to see the blown-glass creations in natural light or come at night when they are illuminated – either way, you’ll want to keep your camera handy!

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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Chihuly's collection is fantastic. Also, make sure to request an audio headset tour. It really adds to the experience, and it's free!

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What You Can Expect

Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle

Explore the Chihuly Gardens and Exhibits

Dale Chihuly has exhibited his mesmerizing blown-glass sculptures all over the world, from Venice to Jerusalem to London. Learn about Chihuly’s fascinating artistic process and carefully arranged displays of vibrant glass sculptures, Seattle’s Chihuly Garden and Glass tells the story of the famed artist’s celebrated career.

Explore the eight-room exhibition hall showcasing Chihuly’s works over the years, including his early experiments inspired by Native American blankets, the glass starfish and anemones in his Sealife collection and the flower-like sculptures of his Mille Fiori project. You’ll be amazed by his most recognizable works, his chandeliers, which typically look like an explosion of tangled glass tentacles. These masterpieces have found a home in scores of museums, office buildings and hotels such as the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The delicate interplay of light, shadow and color becomes even more apparent when you enter the glasshouse, a stunning 40-foot-tall (12.2 meters) structure housing one of the artist’s largest suspended glass installations.

Continue your tour through the garden, where lush trees and plants frame more of his striking works, including icicle-like clusters and Sun, an eye-popping structure made up of more than 2,000 yellow and orange glass elements.

Flash photography is permitted throughout Chihuly Garden and Glass, and there are also roving photographers who will take pictures of you that you can receive by e-mail at no cost. Grab a bite to eat (own expense) at Collections Café, which offers gourmet bites, craft beers and premium local wines. You can even purchase a Chihuly work of your own from the bookstore!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This exhibit is not to be missed and was one the highlights of my trip to Seattle. The works are stunning and a new one is around every corner. Make sure you bring a camera.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

My son pegged it best: It is like being in a Dr. Seuss exhibit. Fantastic artwork!

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