Inside Seattle’s Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

If, like me, you are easily drawn to colourful and shiny objects, there is no doubt that you would love the gorgeous Chihuly Garden and Glass, located next to Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. Dedicated to the work of Washington sculptor, Dale Chihuly, the museum boasts whimsical installations made of colourful glass, shaped in endlessly imaginative ways. Walking through the galleries of Chihuly’s work is like stepping into another world, and it’s well worth the $19 admission fee.

The museum is separated into three sections: the indoor galleries, the Glasshouse and outdoor gardens.Β Curious about what’s inside? Check out these photos for a little virtual tour.

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The museum’s first display – the Glass Forest

As you step into the exhibit, you are immediately greeted with the Glass Forest, an ‘electrifying’ display that reminded me a lot of flamingos. While Chihuly’s epic glass work is undoubtedly the star of the museum, throughout the galleries you will also see some of Chihuly’s sketches, drawings and even tapestries.

TIP: Be sure to grab a photo as well from one of the wandering staff photographers! The photos turn out great, and you can get a copy emailed to you at the end of your tour.

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The Sealife Room

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The Persian Ceiling

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The Mille Fiori

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

Ikebana and Float Boats

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

Chandeliers

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

Macchia Forest

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The Glasshouse

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

The gardens by night

The last stop of the museum is a small theatre that plays short films about Chihuly’s life, work and creative process. Overall, it’s a really neat experience. I mean, there’s a reason why this museum is currently the #1 Seattle attraction on TripAdvisor. Be sure to check it out if you’re ever in the area!

Chihuly Garden and Glass by Christina Guan

Gorgeous, even in the rain.


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