Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

There's an indoor garden in my city that I love that displays some of Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures. I had always wanted to see more of them, and also to see them on a larger scale, so I knew that when I visited Seattle I would have to make a stop at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. 

At the museum, you'll find breathtaking displays of colours and shapes made completely out of glass. The first part of the museum is indoors, and I really liked how they used lighting against a black background to make Chihuly's sculptures more vivid. 

Before you head outside to the garden, you'll come across my favourite part of the museum which is The Glasshouse. It was a beautiful day when I visited. The sky was a brilliant blue which created an amazing backdrop for the beautiful red, yellow, and orange sculpture that spanned across the ceiling of The Glasshouse. I could totally see this as a perfect place to get some wedding photos taken!


Heading out to the garden, you'll get to see some of Chihuly's sculptures amongst greenery, and some beautiful flowers. I loved how some of the sculptures blended in with garden and almost looked like plants, while others really stood out and popped! 

While the museum was smaller than I expected it to be, it was still a very cool place to visit. It's amazing how you can mold glass into all these different shapes, and arrange so many separate pieces together to create these grand sculptures. On a beautiful day, it's also a great place to enjoy both nature and art together. I would have liked to visit it at night, to see the gardens and the outdoor sculptures lit up! 

Want to get here?

Hours: Open Sundays - Thursdays 11AM-6PM, and Fridays and Saturdays 11AM-7PM. However, it may close some days for special events, so check their website in advance of your visit. 
Address: 305 Harrison Street at the Seattle Center
General Admission: $22, but it is one of the museums you can access with the CityPASS. Or you can purchase a combo pass, along with the Space Needle, for $36.
Estimated time to spend here: Around 1 hour

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