Corning Museum of Glass ready for summer

10:46 PM, May 18, 2013

CMoG celebrates its 60th birthday year with extended summer hours. (Gary Hodges/Gary/Hodges Photography)/


Corning Museum of Glass is expanding its hours and offering a variety of family-oriented activities for the summer season. Starting May 27, summer hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Summer activities will include studio faculty presentations every Tuesday evening through August with free informal lectures by faculty members and renowned glass artists.

On June 8, the museum will feature Bead It! for Families, from 2 to 4 p.m., an opportunity to learn about the history of beads and the ways they have been used by different cultures. The cost is $10 a person and registration is required.

The museum also is offering camps for different ages and children’s programs throughout the summer. For example, beginning glassblowing for teens ages 14 to 16 will be from Aug. 5 to 9. Instruction will focus on basic processes and safety for shaping hot glass. Registration is required, and written parental permission is required to participate. The cost is $455 a student.

For more information about daily demonstration schedules and other special events, go to cmog.org.