In the Community

Museum of Glass is proud to partner with organizations in the region to enable greater access and exposure to the arts.


Hilltop Artists

Local non-profit, Hilltop Artists, offers glassblowing programs to youth, aged 12 to 20. This tuition-free program is based at Jason Lee Middle School in partnership with Tacoma Public Schools. Hilltop Artists is an active partner at Museum of Glass, being the featured artists on Third Thursdays during the academic year and having an annual Visiting Artist Residency in the Hot Shop to learn with our Hot Shop Team. Additionally, you'll see several Hilltop Artists leading our monthly Blow Your Own Workshops.

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Photo by Alice DiCerto

Photo by Alice DiCerto

Tacoma Public High School partnership

A new partnership between Tacoma Public Schools and Museum of Glass gives Tacoma public high school students complimentary admission with their student ID cards. Tacoma students can experience the connection between educational content learned in the classrooms and museum exhibitions. We are delighted to collaborate with SOTA faculty in a way that encourages and enables greater access and exposure to the arts. 

Slater Museum of Natural History at University of Puget Sound

This partnership brings University of Puget Sound student interpreters to MOG to display and educate visitors about specific creatures highlighted in our programming, such as on Family Days and Iittala Bird Lovers' Weekend.

Photo by Will McNamee

Photo by Will McNamee

Tacoma Museum District (TMD)

The Tacoma Museum District provides a rich environment for supporting partner institutions. Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass collaborate for Glass Fest Northwest and Chihuly Walking Tours. 

Additionally, all member institutions collaborate on the annual Educator Night at the Museum. Check our calendar for more details.

Be sure to visit all six: Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, Children's Museum of Tacoma, and Museum of Glass.

For more details on the TMD, visit