Chihuly Garden and Glass
Explore the career of glass artist Dale Chihuly and take in his many sculptures in the Exhibition Hall, watch videos about his art in the Theater, and stroll through the sculpture garden. Then, admire the museum’s centerpiece—a 40-foot (12-meter) glass-covered building with Chihuly’s famous flower-like sculptures hanging from the ceiling. Visit as part of a private tour package or a self-guided experience; the museum sells both stand-alone tickets and packages that include a trip to the iconic Space Needle.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Chihuly Garden and Glass is a must-visit for general art fans and admirers of Dale Chihuly’s work.
The museum and the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
The museum includes a small café and a gift shop with apparel, accessories, garden items, and jewelry.
An adult must accompany visitors under 14 years old.
Large strollers are not permitted in the galleries.
Groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a discounted ticket price.
How to Get There
Chihuly Garden and Glass is located near the Space Needle, north of Seattle’s downtown core. There is street parking in the area, as well as parking garages nearby. The museum is accessible via the monorail, which connects to downtown. Numerous city buses stop nearby, including routes 2, 4, 13, and 24.
When to Get There
Chihuly Garden and Glass is at its busiest during summer weekends. To avoid crowds, consider visiting early on a weekday, or coming in the colder months. Your ticket allows you to enter more than once in a day, and the glass is beautiful when illuminated by sunlight as well as at night, when it shines dramatically under the dark sky.
Other Nearby Attractions
Attractions near Chihuly Garden and Glass include the Seattle Children’s Museum, Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and Museum of Pop Culture. All of these, including numerous restaurants and park spaces, are part of the complex known as the Seattle Center.
- Seattle Center
- Space Needle
- Pacific Science Center
- Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
- Olympic Sculpture Park
- Myrtle Edwards Park
- Elliott Bay
- Seattle Cruise Port
- Kerry Park (Franklin Place)
- Queen Anne Hill
- Original Starbucks
- Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
- Seattle Aquarium