Plan a trip to Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, small industrial town

Entrance to Corning Museum of Glass

Entrance to Corning Museum of Glass

Corning, NY, USA
Latitude: 42.1498, Longtitude: -77.0549
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Corning is set right in the middle of NY state. If you happen to be driving through this area and are looking for a break, consider adding Corning Musem of Glass to your road trip ideas. Corning is a small town of about 10K people but its museum of glass is truly unique.

Corning cityscapes - architecture of museum of glass
Corning cityscapes – modern building of museum of glass

Most people are aware of other more famous museums in New York or Washington. However, since Corning is home to Corning Inc this museum of glass has really special collection. The museum showcases history of glass hall that displays various glass objects dating back 3500 years. There is industrial section where you can learn how glass is made as well as about different types of glass and its industrial applications.

Glass making oven, industrial images
Glass making oven, industrial images

Innovation center tells the story of glass development. There are many opportunities here to learn a lot and take rare industrial images. The giant glass egg suspended from the ceiling is actually a presentation room. Another cool object is a tower built out of many pyrex dishes. Part of the museum exhibition explains how bottles are made in industrial setting.

 

Tower made out of casserole dishes, road trip ideas
Tower made out of casserole dishes, road trip ideas

Corning Museum of Glass also has very educational and fun section that allows you to watch hot glass – how it is handled and made. You can participate in glass making classes and make your own glass workshops. Museum has cafeteria and an excellent store with really beautiful glass items to take home.

Man polishing crystal bowl, industrial images
Man polishing crystal bowl, industrial images
corning museum of glass industrial images - casserole tower
Pyrex dishes tower, museum of glass
corning museum of glass - Giant glass egg hanging from the ceiling
Giant glass egg hanging from the ceiling
corning museum of glass vessels gallery
Vessels gallery shows various glass applications, industrial images
corning museum of glass - industrial bottle making
Bottle making exhibit – industrial images
A drop of glass before entering the mold, industrial images
A drop of glass before entering the mold, industrial images
Corning museum of glass exhibitions, plan a trip travel images
Corning museum of glass exhibitions, travel images
Relative size of human hair and optical fiber
Relative size of human hair and optical fiber
corning museum of glass map
Map of Corning Museum of Glass
corning museum of glass cityscapes - architectural photography
Corning, NY cityscapes – modern architecture of the museum
Architectural photography - museum's exterior cityscapes
Architectural photography – museum’s exterior cityscapes

Architectural photography - museum's exterior, pictures of buildings

Museum of glass courtyard with cafe tables, cityscapes
Museum of glass courtyard with cafe tables, cityscapes

Museum of glass courtyard with cafe tables, pictures of buildings

Museum of glass courtyard with cafe tables, cityscapes

Museum of glass entry hall, architectural photography
Museum of glass entry hall, pictures of buildings

 

 

  08.11.2015 by FPImages

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