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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's as equally as spectacular as his works. Located adjacent to Seattle's Space Needle at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass features an eight-room exhibition hall where you can learn the story behind this master artist, including his 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

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

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 inconic glass artist and showcases some of his most incredible works.
The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum consists of three main parts. First up is the exhibition hall, which 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 transluent anemones and the colorful and imaginative shapes of his Mille Fiori project. Some of the artist's best known blown-glass works — his intricately crafted, wildly imagined, tentacle-like chandeliers — are also on display.
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 museum's third section: the outdoor garden, a space of tree-lined paths and colorful fushsias mixed in with the blown-glass artist's organically shaped sculptures. These include his striking Crystal and Icicle Towers and Sun, an incredible centerpiece crafted from thousands of individually blown-glass elements.
Remember to bring a camera, since flash photography is permitted throughout the entire museum. However, roving photographers are also on hand to snap a pic for you and e-mail it to you at no extra cost. The onsite Collections Café serves up gourmet eats, as well as sparkling wine, craft brews, and even root beer floats at extra cost, and there's also a bookstore where you can purchase your own Chihuly artwork. Discounted admission tickets are available at certain times.

Customer Reviews

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.

John W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We realy did injoy this.

Shadalene V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great place to visit!

Sandra T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Chihuly glass is stunning. The displays were stunning to view and the garden exhibit was a delight for strolling.

Catherine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great!

Alice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit is astonishing!! Bright, brilliant, unbelievable.....so much creativity in the displays. Amazing talent!

Lew A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed the exhibits and the brief films about the various works and their original locations.

Pamela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My favorite of our vacation. It is stunning!

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