305 Harrison St, Seattle
Chihuly Garden and Glass is a display featuring Dale Chihuly’s studio glass in the Seattle Center. It opened at the former Fun Forest site in May 2012. The project includes three main components: the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits, with major secondary spaces including a 90-seat café with additional outdoor dining, a 50-seat multi-use theater and lecture area, retail and lobby rooms, and substantial beyond-the-Garden public site improvements.
- Name: Chihuly Garden and Glass
- Location: Seattle, USA
- Type of attraction: Art installation and garden
- Opened: 2012
- Ticket price: From $18
The Glasshouse, the museum’s flagship, is a glass and steel building that features a 100-foot long sculpture that looks like a large replica of something you would see in the coral reefs of the ocean. The epic sculpture consists of individual red, white, yellow, and amber components and is one of the largest suspended creations of Chihuly.
Many visitors to Space Needle visit the museum while waiting to enter the tower, but Chihuly Garden and Glass is the attraction on ts own right and it should be visited separately to fully enjoy it.
Interesting facts about Chihuly Garden and Glass
Here are some interesting facts about this unique landmark:
- The idea for this installation came from Wright family, the owners of Space Needle.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass consists of an Exhibition Hall with eight galleries, the centerpiece glasshouse and, a garden abounding in magical glass plants and a Cafe.
- The author of art installation, Dale Chihuly, has his works on display in over 200 galleries around the world.