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Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope Exhibit

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: April 23, 2016 to March 19, 2017
  • Times: During museum hours
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    Location: Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5371
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Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope tells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.

Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope Exhibit
  • Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • April 23, 2016 to March 19, 2017
  • Recurring daily

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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5371
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $18.00 (discounts apply). Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.