We took the parents down to our old stopping ground.
Over the past four years we have taken all of our family who has visited us to the glass museum. We have found there is something for everyone to enjoy. After getting our tickets we watched the live glass blowing demonstration in the Hot Glass studio.
We then had open time to take the parents through some of the exhibits. We started in the modern glass studio then moved on to the history of glass.
After lunch we headed into the make your own glass studio. Here the in-laws had tickets to make their own ornaments, another tradition we have done with all family members who have visited. We advised them to choose bright colors that would show up on the tree, and they did. They both had a great time.
We went back to the museum to finish the history of glass. Since L and I have seen this exhibit several times, we instead enjoyed their rotating exhibit. This season they had glass work done of sea life and creatures.The work was amazing, it looked like plastic, or fabric, but was all glass. This glass work was done as a means to study sea-creatures that normally when taken out of the water would disintegrate and die quickly. It was like being in a still life aquarium.
Last on our tour was the new wing of the museum: the modern exhibit. Flooded with light, it highlights very modern and large scale glass pieces most of which have a social statement attached to them.
To round out our day at the museum we went to another hot glass show, in one of the new larger studios attached to the modern exhibit wing. In this show they made a vase but included a sea life theme in honor of sea creature exhibit and their work.
It was a full day, but well worth the trip, as always.