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Families Explore: The Victorian Era at The Corning Museum of Glass

On November 22, the Museum kicks off Thanksgiving week with Families Explore: The Victorian Era. Experience the Victorian period through storytelling, crafts and other kid-friendly activities. Decorate a Victorian-inspired personal keepsake box and make a beaded ring. Try on Victorian clothing and play a matching game in the Museum’s galleries. Hear Victorian stories from Regi Carpenter, and learn about Mark Twain from the Chemung Valley History Museum.

Activities take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are included in Museum admission. Contact Kristy Bartenstein at (607) 974-3306 or [email protected] for more information about Families Explore.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, but the weekend following the holiday offers a variety of family-friendly activities and a chance to see the new exhibition, Tiffany Treasures, which features stunning Tiffany glass and some of the drawings that inspired it. Participate in the You Design It; We Make It! feature of the Hot Glass Show, enjoy a How’d They Do That? show, and much more.

Adult admission is $5 for residents in the 148, 149, and 169 ZIP codes; adults from other areas pay $12.50. Kids and teens, 19 and under, are admitted free.

The Museum is open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (and until 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day). It is only closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24 and 25.

About the Museum The Corning Museum of Glass ( is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission.