One of the places that we knew we wanted to visit was the Chihuly exhibit.  After visiting the Seattle Space Needle, we headed over to Chihuly, since it is next door.  It was fun to visit the Space Needle and look down at Chihuly, knowing that we were going there next.

I had never been to a Chihuly exhibit before, even though there are many located around the world, so I was excited to see the art up close.  I have heard so many great things about this glass art over the years.

We headed inside and got our tickets at the front desk.  There are both indoor and outdoor parts to the museum.

We started indoors, learning about Dave Chihuly and some insights into his work.  The different indoor galleries are so interesting, and not only is the art beautiful, but the way it is creatively displayed is amazing.

The lighting and presentation are so well done, from pieces that hang to a ceiling full of glass pieces.

The Glasshouse is impressive, and has a large piece of glass art that stretches throughout it.  I had seen pictures of this exhibit before, and it was incredible to see it in person.

We were lucky to have a nice day outdoors to check out the glass gardens.  I am fond of plants, and the combination of plants and glass was perfection.

Everything from the color combinations to shapes and textures all came together so well.

We had a wonderful time at Chihuly, checking out the different works of art.  What an amazing place to see in person!

We went on a Thursday morning after checking out the Space Needle.  Chihuly was busy, but not overly crowded.  I would imagine this place does get very crowded on weekends and peak tourist seasons.

I brought my kids, ages 10 and 12.  They were interested in the art, but I would say to be selective if you are bringing your kids, especially any who are younger in age.

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You can also get a Seattle City Pass, which is a great way to see a lot of Seattle sights for a great price.


About the Author: Marysa

Busy blogger and mom of two girls! We love traveling and the great outdoors, and are always looking for our next adventure!