WEB EXCLUSIVE: CMOG taking all precautions necessary to remain open for public viewing

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CORNING, NEW YORK (WETM-TV)- The Corning Museum of Glass is open to the public at 25% capacity as they continue to find new ways to ensure safety to its workers and the community.

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Masks and Health Screening

  • All visitors (over the age of 2) and staff are required to wear a face covering while on the Museum’s campus. Please bring your own mask
  • If you are unable to wear a mask or do not want to wear a mask, we will have to ask you to return at a later time
  • All guests will be thermal scanned upon entry
  • If you have a temperature of 100.4°F, we’ll kindly ask that you and your party plan to visit us another day
  • All staff are also required to participate in temperature screenings each time they enter the building
  • We ask that all visitors and staff complete a self-health check before entering
  • Social distancing efforts will be in effect throughout the Museum. Please follow guides and floor marks

Read more about Masks & Health Screening in the FAQ below

Ticketing and Admissions

Advanced admission tickets are now required. Please purchase your timed tickets online ahead of your arrival.

  • Tickets are available at half-hour intervals throughout the day
  • Please arrive within the 30-minute window following the time on your ticket
  • Tickets are good for the entire day and do not limit the amount of time you may spend in the Museum
  • Tickets are good for two consecutive days
    • When returning the following day, bring your admission ticket or receipt
    • You don’t need a new reservation, just check in at admissions
  • There is now a daily attendance cap
  • We will not be accepting groups of 10 or more at this time
  • Traveling from another state? New York State travel restrictions may apply.  

Read more about Tickets and Admissions in the FAQ belowBuy your tickets

Space Changes and Getting Around

  • The ShopsCafé, and Welcome Center Parking Lot are open for guests to enjoy 
  • The Welcome Center is closed at this time
  • Shuttle buses will continue to run at a reduced capacity of 10 people at a time
  • Most touch elements in our displays have been removed or modified

Read more about Space Changes and Getting Around in the FAQ below

Hot Glass Demonstrations

A gaffer rubs a clear glass oval sculpture with pads, creating flames

We are still featuring live glassblowing demonstrations! To ensure that everyone can enjoy the demo experience in a safe manner, new protocols have been established.

  • New traffic flow patterns and seating arrangements have been implemented in our demonstration spaces
  • The flameworking booth has been relocated to a larger space
  • Optical Fiber and Glass Breaking demonstrations are not currently offered

Read more about Hot Glass Demonstrations in the FAQ below

Make Your Own Glass

  • Limited Make Your Own Glass projects are available.
  • Fusing and Sandblasting are currently the only projects available as they allow for minimal contact
  • Each participant will be supplied with their own personal project kit
  • Participants will be required to wash their hands prior to the experience and keep their masks on for the duration of their project
  • Space and availability are limited, advanced reservations are required

Read more about Make Your Own Glass in the FAQ belowBuy Make Your Own Glass tickets

The Studio

  • Everyone at The Studio is required to wear a mask
  • Entry to the building will be through The Studio front doors
  • All guests will have their temperatures scanned and will complete a self-health questionnaire if they haven’t already completed one in the Admissions Lobby

Health and Safety at The Studio

Rakow Research Library

  • The Rakow Research Library will be open by appointment only between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday through Thursday
  • Only 5 patrons may be in the library at a time
  • Library access is currently limited to researchers actively using our collections

Read more about the Rakow Research Library in the FAQ belowHealth and Safety at the Rakow Research Library

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