Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle 

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle is stunning.

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a permanent exhibit in the Seattle Center right next to the Space Needle showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. If you are wondering how you possibly could have missed this (like I was) it’s because it wasn’t here. The exhibit opened in 2012 where the Fun Forest used to be.

Chihuly Garden

The garden is small, but beautiful. He did an amazing job incorporating nature with the glass. It was nice to visit the garden during the fall. As you can see the leaves on the trees are a variety of colors. I would have liked to spend more time out here, but it was 36 degrees and my kids weren’t having it. They have a list of plants found in the garden on their website. I wish I had known that ahead of time.

Glasshouse

The glass house is really something to see inside and from the outside. We saw it on a cloudy day. I cannot imagine how brilliant this would be on a sunny day. The glass house is a 40-foot tall, glass and steel structure covering 4,500 square feet of light-filled space and houses a 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber. This is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended pieces of work. 

Galleries

I liked the way the different gallery rooms were laid out and the way they had them lit. In two of the galleries they had photographers taking pictures for free that you could have emailed to your email.

One thing that surprised me is how accessible the glass art is. My kids are old enough not to touch the glass, but if they were this place would be a nightmare. I do not recommend bringing kids under 7 or 8 here. The museum has a free activity book for children. In the book there is an activity for each of the rooms at the facility.

Chihuly Garden and Glass in SeattleChihuly Garden and Glass

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 753-4940

Open Sunday – Thursday from 11 AM – 6 PM and from 11 AM – 7 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Regular Ages 13-64 $24
King County* Ages 13+ $19
Senior Ages 65+ $21
Youth Ages 5-12 $14
Child 4 and Under Free

They offer a military discount on adult admission, but not on youth tickets. Every admission includes a free audio tour.

You can get into the Chihuly Garden and Glass with the Seattle CityPASS. If you are doing several activities definitely look into getting one of these passes. We’ve done it twice now and saved a lot of money.

Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Washington is a must see on a trip to Seattle
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  1. Lana

    This looks incredible – love the vibrant colours!

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