Kids & Family Programs

Kids & Family Programs

Think kids and glass don't mix? Think again. Our family programs offer kids the opportunity to experience glass through storytelling, music, crafts, and much more. Little Gather events in the summer are a great way for little ones to enjoy a morning of storytelling and performances, which can be followed by a visit to the Museum afterwards. Kids and teens always receive free Museum admission, making these outings affordable for families!

Upcoming Events

Catskill Puppet Theater at Little Gather
July 26, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free and open to the public. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. This musical nature-tale with Catskill Puppet Theater features lots of audience participation. You’ll join forces with Mother Nature to save the day when Sister Rain becomes jealous...

You Design It; We Make It!
July 30, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

Merry Mischief at Little Gather
August 2, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free and open to the public. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. Bring a little mischief and merriment to your day! Merry Mischief is a duo of musicians who will take you back to a simpler time, relax you, make you tap your feet, and make you giggle!...

You Design It; We Make It!
August 6, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

Susie Rozler: Great Garbage Concert
August 9, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free and open to the public. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. Join Susie Rozler for a musical recycling show that overflows with bumps, bangs, whooshes, whirls, and yes, even some sweet melodies on the 7-foot-long pile of musical trash called the...

You Design It; We Make It!
August 13, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

Prismatic Magic: Laser Safari
August 16, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free and open to the public. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. Let’s go on an amazing laser light adventure with Prismatic Magic! We’ll explore the ecosystems of the African Savannah and Brazilian Rainforest and discover some unusual critters with...

You Design It; We Make It!
August 20, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

You Design It; We Make It!
August 27, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

You Design It; We Make It!
September 3, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

Live-streamed to an international audience, You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages. The You Design It; We Make It! program, offered at the Museum during the summer and selected school breaks, allows visitors to submit their designs for...

Glass Pumpkins
September 5 - November 30, 2017

Celebrate the harvest in a unique and memorable way this autumn at The Corning Museum of Glass. Make Your Own Glass pumpkins Try your hand at making your own glass pumpkin. Our glass artists will help you blow a pumpkin decoration or to flamework a pumpkin pendant to wear...

Family Night at the Museum
September 22, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

With activities for all ages, everyone in your crew is going to love Family Night at the Museum. Get everyone together and make plans to spend your Friday night with us! Live Entertainment Enjoy fun, family-friendly entertainment! Fun Stuff to See Watch live hot glassblowing...

Glass Wonderland
November 16, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Celebrate the season of sparkle and shine with an abundance of holiday-related activities and offerings at The Corning Museum of Glass. Make Your Own Glass Holiday Projects Add a one-of-a-kind memory to your holiday with a Make Your Own Glass experience. Victorian-style...

November 24 - 30, 2017

Looking for a fun, affordable destination for school breaks? Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Activities for all ages. Included in Museum admission. Great deals all weekend long in the Museum Shops, starting at 7 am Friday...

Holiday Open House
December 2 - 3, 2017

Free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Visit and get your picture taken with Santa, and make your own holiday sandblasted drinking glass. Don’t miss the Annual Studio Glass Sale. Find unique handmade glass gifts made by...

Holiday Break Activities
December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Activities for all ages. Included in the cost of admission. Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot Glass Demonstration, and submit your...

Glass Snowmen
January 2 - February 28, 2018

Our snowmen are guaranteed to last the whole winter through – and then some! Make Your Own Glass Snowman Stay warm this winter making your own snowman from molten glass. Open to all ages, this experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the...