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Safety is a Glass Act Welcome Back at the Corning Museum of Glass

Jun 26th, 2020

The Corning Museum of Glass is preparing to reopen its doors—with new health and safety protocols—as part of NYS Forward Phase Four on Wednesday, July 1. We will be open daily from 9 am to 7 pm through Labor Day. 

The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority, and our new Safety Guide, Penguin Pierre has helped us to implement a number of changes: 

Limited capacity: We will be restricting visitation, which will be staggered over the course of each day via timed ticketing. 

New online ticketing process: We are requiring visitors to purchase a timed ticket in advance of visiting. Tickets will be available at half-hour intervals throughout the day. Tickets will be available for purchase one week in advance.  

Masks are required: In accordance with the New York State executive order, we are requiring face coverings to be worn by all guests over the age of two while they’re on the Museum’s campus.  

Health screenings: Thermal scanners will take temperature readings of all guests and staff upon entry to the Admissions Lobby, Courtyard Lobby, and The Studio.  

Make Your Own Glass: For now, we are limiting Make Your Own Glass experiences to fusing and sandblasting projects, as they allow for minimal contact. We have also reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We ask that tickets be purchased in advance on our website. 

Spaces and getting around: The Welcome Center is temporarily closed, but the Welcome Center Parking Lot is open. The Shuttle Bus will also be running at limited capacity, taking visitors from the lot to the Museum and to Downtown Corning. 

Local Discount

Now is a great time to take advantage of our resident rate of $10 for adults residing in zip codes beginning with 148, 149, and 169. And as always, kids and teens 17 and under receive free admission. Talk about a cool trip that won't break the!

Please visit our Health & Safety Page for information about additional changes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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