305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Beautiful glass sculptures. Fairly small collection. Very impressive. My 6 years old was super impressed by them. I went after 4 pm because the tickets were $10/$5 cheaper for adults/kids if you plan your visit after 4pm. Also,in my opinion lighting it better then in fall season that gets dark earlier.
Absolutely amazing. Chihuly is America's glass blowing expert and it was awesome to see his pieces in person. Finding out where his inspiration came from was interesting, as was watching the theater show at the end. It made the glassblowing we watched in Seattle even more interesting. I wished they had a water display and the gift shop had some smaller glass pieces to purchase. Their ornaments are about $65, but you can find ornaments for $15 at other glass shops in the city.
Toured this in 2013 and also had the chance then to eat in the restaurant. By the time we made our way through the exhibit to the restaurant this time the restaurant was closing for the day which is very unfortunate because there are such exciting things to look at in the restaurant. Chihuly is a collector of all sorts of things and they're well displayed within the restaurant. Maybe this place isn't for everybody but it is for my family and me. We love art we love colors we love Gardens and flowers. We always take plenty of pictures and yes you can wait for an opportunity when you don't get strangers in the background or the foreground of your photos. There are benches to sit down and just admire the amazing works. The roving photographers will take your pictures and you can access these and have a great Memento of your visit. I found the gift shop this time to be a little crowded. Last time I bought all kinds of interesting things. Since this is the beginning of our trip I kind of held back on the souvenir shopping here. Yep there are things I would have liked. Dusk was coming on and I could see that some of the sculptures were starting to light up in the outside garden. I've never seen the exhibit at night yet I have seen pictures of the Chihuly glass lit up at night in this Garden. I was hoping to stay until dark but we had a time to ticket to go up into the Space Needle so we had to get going. In 2013 we stayed at the Maxwell Hotel and walked back and forth from the hotel to this park. This time I was amazed how easy it was to find close parking although it was expensive and we had to guess how long we would be staying when we parked our vehicle and paid for our space. I know you can see Chihuly start work and so many different places but if you're in Seattle do not miss this stop. It is worth every penny you pay to get in.
I loved this garden. It's so colorful and so creative. It's like a fantasy world. Amazing glass work. You can attend a free glass work session by trained employees here. There is an in-house restaurant too inside. Great place for taking photographs.
Beautiful glass work. The effort put into constructing these enormous glass structures is evident. A little room narrates the history of how these structures were built. It’s a two minute walk from the Space Needle and the Pop museum. Worth a visit