Thursday, August 25, 2011

Field Trippin' ... to the Corning Glass Museum....

This summer we went to the Corning Glass Museum in upstate New York ... and did not break anything while we were there...Watching a demonstration of how they made glass beads/ bowls in the (1600's ?)... I don't remember exactly what era this was... but... a fascinating process!
Looking at so many pretty glass objects from the 1600-1700's... all behind glass... and keeping Braeden contained... can we say Bull in a china shop... YIKES!!!
From the late 1800's....
Glass Music Instruments... including a glass flute... from the 1700-1800 hundreds...
Glass Science instruments...
Looking through a telescope at the City of Corning...
Looking through the glass... for special effect...
We got to watch a live showing of how they make glass mugs... so fun... and interesting... we got to watch from the beginning where they have a glob of melted glass... to the end...after they have shaped it and added color...
Putting the handle on the mug...
To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; Mom 2 lil Posh Divas and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

6 comments:

Blossom said...

Awesome! What a great field trip :)

Lindsay said...

What fun!!

Ryan J. Wassink said...

Really? My one chance to be in your blog and no pictures of me? :)

It was a great day indeed. It's said that Corning is the second busiest tourist area in NYS for the arts (to NYC, of course) due mostly to the Glass Museum and the glass-centric shops on Market St. Corning also has the Rockwell Museum of Western Art - you'll have to swing by there sometime when you're in the area.

Also a note: if you want to go to the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) try to find a local resident to go with. An ID from a Corning-area town will get you a much-reduced rate so that you can spend more in the gift shop.

Mama Bird said...

Very cool. That glass english breast pump was neat too

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun field trip.

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

We live about an hour or two or so from there and have never been! It will be a must this year! Thank you for sharing this in The Sunday Showcase!