Chihuly Garden and Glass

Located in Seattle Center, this museum showcasing the blown glass works of Washington native Dale Chihuly will (ahem) shatter your expectations.

Twisting contortions of colored glass challenge your imagination and your conception of what is possible. The museum displays Chihuly’s art in a 40-foot-tall glass exhibit hall known as the Glasshouse, and in an enchanting, Dr. Seuss-esque garden full of daylilies, dogwoods, and camellias. 

Best things to see at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Go to one of the live glass blowing demonstrations, which will not just teach you about the science and evolution of glass blowing, but give you an appreciation for how difficult it is. Be sure to arrive early in the day—the museum often closes early for special events. The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to five top Seattle attractions, including the Chihuly Garden and Glass. An afternoon city tour can help orient you to key Seattle sights, including Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Chihuly Garden and Glass directions and parking

Best way to get to Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Chihuly Garden and Glass is located in north/central Seattle near Seattle Center. It is easy get here by car, bus, or bike. By Denny Way and 5th Ave. N.  there is bike and car access. The King County Metro monorail and various buses will also take you to the museum.

Best parking near Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Mercer Garage, First Ave N Garage, and Fifth Ave N Garage offer day and overnight parking near Chihuly Garden and Glass for at a cost.

Chihuly Garden and Glass FAQs

Is there a coat or bag check?

There is free checking for coats and small bags at all exhibit entrances.

How long does it take to tour the museum?

The average tour takes between one and two hours.

Are food and drinks allowed?

No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.