”Down in southern New Jersey they make glass. By day and by night, the fires burn on in Millville.”
Carl Sandburg, 1904
The fires still burn here at WheatonArts! A national cultural treasure, WheatonArts is located on 45 wooded acres in southern New Jersey. WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, an international Creative Glass Fellowship Program, the largest Folklife program in the Garden State, a Hot Glass Studio, several traditional Craft Studios, Museum Stores, a 9,000 sq. ft. Event Center, Café, Nature Trail, and a beautiful pond-side picnic grove – a true Pineland Sanctuary!
In addition to glassblowing and artist demonstrations, WheatonArts features special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances, and several weekend festivals (including the award-winning Festival of Fine Craft) throughout the year.
APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER
WheatonArts is committed to practicing the proper precautions and protocol to help keep our community, staff, and artists safe and protected from COVID-19. Click here to learn more.
Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore exhibits in the Museum of American Glass and Down Jersey Folklife Center, watch glass and pottery demonstrations in the Artist Studios, shop at the Museum Stores, and walk the Nature Trail. Please note that the GateHouse Café will not be reopening at this time. Light refreshments are available for purchase in the General Store.
Closed: WheatonArts will be closed on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Open: July 4 (unless it falls on a Monday).
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, & MARCH
The WheatonArts campus is CLOSED to the public. The Museum of American Glass, Folklife Center, Artist Studios, Museum Stores, and GateHouse Café will be CLOSED during these three months for exhibition changes, inventory purposes, and repairs. The campus will reopen in April. Click here for our virtual events and online programming.
WheatonArts participates in the following free/discount admission programs:
- WheatonArts Members receive FREE admission all year! Memberships can be purchased and used the same-day. To learn more about our membership benefits, Click Here.
- WheatonArts is a Blue Star Museum, offering FREE admission to the nation’s
active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families
year-round. Learn More Here.
- As a participant in the Museums on Us® program, Bank of America Cardholders receive FREE admission the first full weekend of every month. To learn more, Click Here.
- The “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program offers FREE
admission on select days throughout the year. To see the full schedule, Click Here.
- We participate in the new “Families First Discovery Pass” program, offering $2 admission
for card holding adults and free admission for household children. To learn more about this program, Click Here.
WheatonArts is a proud
Blue Star Museum!
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer FREE admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. WheatonArts offers an extended program period with free admission from April through December.
Who is eligible for free museum admission through Blue Star Museums? The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card(CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active-duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
WheatonArts is a participant in the Museums on Us® program and offers special benefits to Bank of America customers. Card holders visit for FREE during the first weekend of every month.