Thanksgiving Break Activities
- The Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- November 23, 2018 to November 28, 2018
- Recurring daily
Looking for a fun, affordable destination for school breaks? Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Enjoy glassmaking demos, glass pumpkins galore, activities for all ages, and the Glass Holiday Feast.
Activities for all ages. Included in Museum admission. Great deals all weekend long in the Museum Shops, starting at 7 am Friday morning.
Glassblowing, Flameworking, and Glassbreaking
Drop in on one of our live, narrated glass demonstrations. Witness molten glass transform into beautiful blown glass objects during the Hot Glass Demonstration. Watch our glass artists make beautiful, intricately detailed creations right before your eyes at a Flameworking Demo. Or learn how and why glass breaks at a Glassbreaking Demo. All demonstrations are included in the price of admission.
Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours. Try your hand at these fun fall-friendly glassmaking experiences (additional fee). Projects available for all ages. We recommend booking ahead of time.
Glass Holiday Feast
Stop in to see a festive holiday meal inspired by the warmth and kinship shared at tables throughout the holiday season. Created by the Hot Glass Demo team, the holiday feast features meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Each year the feast grows as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.
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 $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.