Museum of Science and Industry: The Glass Experience

Dale and I went to one of our favorite places–the Museum of Science & Industry–for the The Glass Experience. Check out the chandeliers.
The first section of the exhibit involved examples of glass and it’s innumerable applications. This is a paperweight that looks like a snowglobe. I LOVE it, especially the little lady standing in the snow.
Eeek! Glass eyeballs!
Rolling Rock glass bottle form.
There was also an art glass exhibit featuring the work of the famous glass blowing artist Dale Chihuly.
There was a sea of huge Chihuly decorative bowls.
There were also artisans on hand working on real stained-glass projects.
Restoring stained glass is a good deal like putting together a glass jigsaw puzzle.
Antique stained glass lamp.
A huge decorative glass piece balances precariously on a tiny stem.
And finally there was a real live glass blowing exhibit. Pretty neat!Dale was also nice enough to take a ton of photos of the Fairy Castle–but there are so many and I love that miniature house so much that I think that’s a separate post!

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