Open April through December
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As we all continue to navigate this uncertain world, we invite you to find solace and inspiration at WheatonArts. We are open April through December, Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An admission ticket is needed to visit the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and the Artist Studios. The Grounds and the Museum Stores will remain walk-in (non-ticket) accessible for those coming exclusively to shop or stroll.
To help ensure our staff and guests’ safety, all public surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, following CDC cleaning guidelines. We encourage guests and members to reserve and/or purchase tickets online and to wear a mask while indoors. Please use the ticket button below to make your purchase. You may also purchase tickets in person at the front gate upon arrival. Hand sanitizer dispensers are positioned throughout the campus, please use them frequently. Public restrooms on campus are limited to the facilities located next to the Gatehouse.
What can you see and do at WheatonArts?
In the Museum of American Glass:
People, Place, Process
50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts!
Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. Through this display of tangible Museum collection pieces, we hope to convey the intangible qualities that make WheatonArts a creative sanctuary – the people who allow creativity to flourish, the place steeped in the glassmaking tradition, and the process of balancing skill with vision. LEARN MORE
Collecting & Connecting
The Museum collects historical artifacts & contemporary artworks that reflect the rich history of glass manufactured in the U.S. Works created by individual artists include pieces made by Creative Glass Fellows in the WheatonArts Glass Studio. The new Collecting & Connecting exhibit highlights various techniques, concepts, and materials, including neon sculpture and processes using biological materials. These recent acquisitions help expand the Museum’s collection while providing a better understanding of glass history and insight on future trends in glass art. MORE
In the Down Jersey Folklife Center:
Threads of Time & Wisdom: Chilean & Guatemalan Fiber Arts
This exhibition provides a visual comparison between traditional textiles of two indigenous communities of Latin America—the Chilean Mapuche people and the Guatemalan Maya. Both Mapuche and Maya artists create artworks that speak about identity and cultural heritage in a modern interconnected world, weaving ancestral knowledge and wisdom into present-day ways of life. The exhibition also features Chilean horsehair (crin) miniatures of religious and secular objects. LEARN MORE
In the Artist Studios:
Immerse yourself in creativity by watching professional, highly-skilled artists employ century-old techniques to create colorful works of art! WheatonArts is where imagination and artistic process meet for a wonderful arts experience for all ages! Watch fascinating artist demonstrations in the Hot Glass, Flamework, and Pottery Studios, and meet informally with the resident artists. As artists share their craft, they discuss the materials used, their scientific properties, history, and social forces that have shaped both art and culture. LEARN MORE
Shop the Museum Stores
Shop in the General Store for WheatonArts studio glass & ceramics from artists both local and across the USA. Discover specialty foods, hard-to-find nostalgic candies, puzzles, books, novelty toys, innovative kitchenware, and more! Shop in the Gallery of Fine Craft & A.G. Paperweight Shop for one-of-a-kind contemporary sculptures, paperweights, and home decor items. Preview a broad selection of glass & metal jewelry collections, unique clothing lines and accessories, and handcrafted pottery.
Walk the Nature Trail
Enjoy a one-mile looping Nature Trail that runs through our 45-acre campus, developed in partnership with CU Maurice River. Learn about the region’s natural areas and wildlife, along with tips on how to preserve the environment while walking along the Nature Trail. Print out a Scavenger Hunt before your visit by clicking here.