New hours, higher prices at Museum of Glass

Starting in January 2003, the Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art will be changing the hours it is open to the public and will be raising admission prices.

The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The museum will be open every third Thursday of the month until 8 p.m. and will have a free admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of Tacoma’s monthly Art Walk.

The new admission prices will be as follows: $10 general; $8 seniors, students (13+ with ID) and military; $8 for groups of 10 or more; $4 children (6-12) and free to children under 6 and museum members.

“Although this has been an amazing first six months, we have found it necessary to make some changes to the museum operations,” said Josi Callan, director of the Museum of Glass. “To maintain innovative exhibitions and educational programs, as well as the unique experience of watching artists at work in the Hot Shop, the museum must budget in a fiscally prudent manner. In addition, the economic environment is a challenge to all nonprofits and the Museum of Glass is no exception to the national trend.”

To offset the changes, the museum will be offering a new family rate of $30, which will include admission for two adults and up to four children.

Additionally, the cost of the museum’s annual membership, which includes unlimited admission for members, will not change.

The Museum of Glass is located at 1801 E. Dock St. in downtown Tacoma. Their Website is at