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Visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Updated on September 20, 2012
Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA
Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA | Source

Dale Chihuly, a master of glass blowers, has displayed his beautiful creations of glass art over the country of US. An art gallery in Seattle called Chihuly Garden and Glass draws hundreds of thousands visitors every year. We were among those admiring visitors this summer when we visited Seattle. We had seen pictures of Dale Chihuly’s artworks on different locations on the internet. We’re amazed by Chihuly exhibit with all those incredibly creative glass sculptures. So when we decided to visit Seattle with our kids, Chihuly Garde and Glass was the first place on our list to visit besides the Space Needle and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. All of these three places are close to each other within 5 minutes of walking distance.

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A markerChihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA -
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
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B markerSpace Needle in Seattle, WA -
400 Broad St. Seattle, WA 98109
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C markerBill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA -
500 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
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Glass Sculptures in Chihuly Exhibition Halls

Once you are inside the building and pass the checkpoint for tickets, you'll be greeted by Dale Chihuly's amazing glass artworks through out the exhibition. The exhibition halls are dark with lights mainly focusing on the glass sculptures. There are different themes in each room with interesting shapes and vibrant colors. There are sea plants on platforms, sea shells in a boat, flowers in a ceiling and many more. Each glass sculpture is unique in its own way keeping visitors engaged over the exhibit halls. When you reach the glasshouse you'll see gigantic glass sculptures hanging from the ceiling as well as dangling from the ceiling of the corridor outside the glass house before the garden begins.

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Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA | Source
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA | Source

Glass Sculptures in Chihuly Garden

Dale Chihuly had his glass artworks blend into the outdoor landscape making the garden incredibly beautiful. All the glass sculptures stand in the soil showing off their brilliant colors under the sun during the day and are lighted at night to produce a different but awesome scene for visitors.

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Glass Sculptures in Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA. | Source
Glass Sculptures in Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA.
Glass Sculptures in Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, WA. | Source

More About Chihuly's Art Works

Admission Fee

Admission fee to Chihuly Garden and Glass depends on the age group you're in. Admission fee for kids who are 3 and under is free, and for age of 4 and up the admission range is $12-$19. You can purchase the tickets online through their website.

However, you can get a discount if you purchase a ticket to also visit the Space Needle or other attractions in Seattle. There are signs at the ticket booth to highlight the price for each visitation package.

Parking

There is no separate parking for Chihuly Garden and Glass visitors. Since this exhibition is located in downtown Seattle, it is very difficult to find street parking. However, there are two large parking lots close by. One is located on 5th Street next to Seattle Space Needle and the other one is by Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation which is just other side of the 5th Street. You can pay for 1 hour, 3 hours or full day. If you're planning on visiting Chihuly Garden, Space Needle and Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation like we did, you might want to pay for the full day parking.

Food Court by Chihuly Garden and Glass with A Children Museum
Food Court by Chihuly Garden and Glass with A Children Museum | Source

Food

There is a restaurant called Chihuly Garden Restaurant right next to Chihuly Garden and Glass. There is also a passage connecting the restaurant to Chihuly exhibition halls so that you don't have to walk outside in order to get to the restaurant when you're done with your visit.

There is also a food court close by with a lot of variety food. It takes about 3 minutes to walk to get there. There is also a children's museum at the lower level inside the food court building.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thanks roxanne459 for reading and commenting! I hope you enjoyed your visit at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      You represented this exhibit perfectly! I went there last night and you just made me feel like I was there again. Beautiful pictures too! Voted Up and Shared

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      I am glad you like it. Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures are amazingly beautiful. Thank you Nettlemere.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      You're welcome, joanwz! Hope you enjoyed it.

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      Nettlemere 5 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      Incredible - I've never seen anything like it. Your pictures are great Kitty, it wouldn't have been possible to imagine it! Pinned

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      Joan Whetzel 5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      I love this guy's glass art. I have also seen a few special documentaries on his artwork on TV. Thanks for this info.