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MARVELOUS MARBLE DAY at The Corning Museum of Glass

Feb 18th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way , Corning NY
Phone: (607)-937-5371
Price: Museum Admission, Kids and Teens (17 and under) free

Visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of Marble-mania! Come play marble games, explore the collection for pieces that are like marbles, and see how marbles are made.

Play Marble Games (And Practice Your Skills!)
Visit the Marble Games Café to enjoy fun games with other marble enthusiasts. We will provide game mats and marbles, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Plus, there will be a practice mat available if you want to hone your marble skills to their finest.

Show Off Your Marble Collection
What better way to get to know your fellow marble collectors and enthusiasts than by sharing your own personal collections? We encourage participants to bring their marbles to our Collector’s Corner in the auditorium, where you can display, discuss, and enjoy the marble collections of others as well as your own.

Marble-maker and collector Miles Parker will share his own extensive marble collection with Marvelous Marble Day visitors. Parker will also be showing the specialized tools glassmakers use to create the perfect marble. Even better? You can see Miles’ very own marble track, made of borosilicate glass!

Public Tours
Join our docents at 11 am and 1 pm to explore our collection with special stops to include interesting marbles, paperweights, and other spherical objects. This is a great way to prep for the Marble Scavenger Hunt!

Marble Scavenger Hunt
Ready to use your super-sleuthing abilities? See if you can find three of our favorite round objects in the galleries. You might even find some favorites of your own while you search!

Mark Matthews Marble Demos
See a world-renowned marble-maker at work in our Amphitheater Hot Shop! From 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm you can see an internationally known master of the spherical form showcase his incredible techniques and use of patterns and colors. Learn more about Mark Matthews and his upcoming Guest Artist Demonstration.

Hourly Giveaways
You can also expect a few fun spherical prizes to be handed out during Marvelous Marble Day. Drawings will be on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm in the auditorium.

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