Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle captivates with its beautiful, bold, and colourful creations by renowned artist and Washington native Dale Chihuly. Situated next to the Space Needle at the Seattle Centre, this whimsical attraction offers visitors plenty to explore, from large-scale glass sculptures to dreamy outdoor installations.

Through a stunning showcase of visual art, you will learn all about the inspirations and influences that have shaped the glass master’s career. You should plan to spend a few hours admiring the works spread out across 8 galleries and gardens, and you'll find plenty of places for photo ops.

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What are the highlights of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle?

While the entirety of Chihuly Garden and Glass is exquisite, the greenhouse stands out as the centrepiece among the highlights. Inside, one of Chihuly’s most expansive suspended sculptures dazzles with its rich palette of red, orange, amber, and yellow hues, showcased by the abundant natural light.

Outside the museum is equally sublime. Lush landscapes with a collection of carefully curated plants, trees, and flowers provide a pretty backdrop for Chihuly’s works. If you want to learn more about the American artist, the theatre presents fascinating videos of interviews, the glass-making process, and more.

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What else is good to know about Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle?

Along with the enchanting exhibits, Chihuly Garden and Glass offers an Art Plaza. Located between the Glasshouse, Chandelier Walkway, and the Community Hot Shop, the plaza is open daily and is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or a drink while watching glassblowing and other demonstrations.

As for casual dining, the on-site Collections Cafe features a menu of light bites, such as Neopolitan-fired pizza, to enjoy in a striking setting. The inviting space boasts items curated by Chihuly and inspired by his boathouse on Lake Union, from vintage cameras to dollhouse furniture, inkwells, and other interesting objects.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Location: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

Open: Monday–Thursday from 10 am to 5.30 pm, Friday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Phone: +1 206-753-4940