Plan a Visit

construction update


Pittsburgh Glass Center has begun construction on the expansion of our facility which will allow us to more than double the number of people that visit each year! During construction, all activities will proceed as normal, but our parking lot will be unavailable. We encourage you to allow extra travel time to find parking in the surrounding areas. Parking on Penn Avenue in front of and near our building is free.

Main Entrance

Our main entrance has been relocated to the very front of our building along Penn Avenue. The entrance remains wheelchair accessible. When you arrive, proceed up the ramp and through the door, continue past our Flame Shop and you will see the front desk up ahead in our retail area.



Summer 2023
Monday–Friday 10am–7pm
Saturday + Sunday 11am–4pm

Pittsburgh Glass Center is free and open to the public. Stop by during our open hours to explore and learn more. Classes, events, studio rental, and event rental are all available outside of our regular hours. 



While PGC is public access and admission is free, there is a $5 suggested donation. We rely on individual contributions to augment the revenue generated by our classes and workshops in order to keep our doors open, our fires hot, and to continue our mission of education and community outreach. There are two donation boxes located on the first floor of our Penn Avenue building. We genuinely appreciate support in whatever amount you are able to give!



5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)

Pittsburgh Glass Center is centered between the East End neighborhoods of Friendship and Garfield, about 3.5 miles east of the Strip District, near the corner of Penn and Negley Avenues.

Accessible via the Pittsburgh Port Authority buses 71A, 71C, 77, 87, and 88.



PHONE:  412-365-2145


Pittsburgh Glass Center is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to everyone. If a special accommodation can help you or anyone in your group fully participate in our programs, please email Kate Duncan or call 412-365-2145 x214. Learn more about accessibility at Pittsburgh Glass Center.