Corning Museum of Glass

Photograph courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass

To celebrate Corelle’s 50th birthday, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) is presenting a new exhibit, giving visitors an inside look at a brand with which they likely interact every day.

Corelle is a brand of glassware and dishware, made of a tempered glass product consisting of two types of glass laminated into three layers. Now manufactured and sold by Corelle Brand, it was introduced by Corning Glass Works in 1970.

CMOG officials say the exhibition showcases the plates, people, and passion behind this iconic brand known for its durability, simplicity, and practicality. There’s also a 50th Anniversary print called “Birthday Sprinkles.”

Following temporary coronavirus-related closure, the museum is back open but with new changes to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

There is a daily capacity cap, well below New York State’s required 25 percent maximum, giving visitors plenty of room to spread out. As such, local residents can receive discounted admission — 50 percent off for a ticket cost of $10 instead of $20. Children and teens age 17 and younger get in free.

Masks are required for all visitors on campus over the age of 2. Visitors can expect to have their temperature taken by mounted thermal scanners upon entering the museum.

Make Your Own Glass experiences are still being offered, but are limited to fusing and sandblasting projects, as they allow for minimal contact. CMOG officials say each person doing a project will receive an individualized kit with all necessary materials to reduce common touch points. Visitors are asked to purchase tickets in advance online.

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