Less than 3 hours from Utica, there's a place dedicated to the artistry of all things glass. And it's being featured on an upcoming TV show.

The special "Craft in America - Neighbors" features a segment about the Corning Museum of Glass and glass craftsman/artist Jaime Guerrero. The episode will air on Central New York's PBS affiliate WCNY-TV on September 29 at 10pm and October 1 at noon. You can find out how to view this station at their website.

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Iwan Baan/The Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY is a fascinating place dedicated to all things glass. The museum explores the long history of this versatile material, examining it's many uses throughout the ages, from artistic expressions of ancient cultures to scientific uses in contemporary society. The museum makes a great family day trip from Central New York, just under 3 hours from the Utica area depending on which scenic route you choose. The best part, it's free for children 17 and under.

You'll find hands-on science and technology exhibits, live glass demonstrations, and huge contemporary glass art galleries. And if making glass is your thing, there are a variety of projects you and your family can sign up for. There are even advanced glassmaking classes at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass
Elijah Schwartz/The Corning Museum of Glass

The museum has a full calendar of special events - from guest artist lectures to special design projects, you'll find a variety of ways to make the world of glass come to life. Plus a summer Kids & Family series with programs like Little Gather: Merry Mischief.

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Gary Hodges/The Corning Museum of Glass

Don't forget about the upcoming special on WCNY-TV. Do you remember taking a school field trip to the Corning Museum of Glass? Or did you pack up the family truckster and take a day trip to Corning?


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