Tours + Programs

mosaic making at school


Pittsburgh Glass Center supports glass arts learning in and out of the classroom. Our resources and experiences for educators and students include new virtual field trips and classes, school group tours, hands-on glass-making activities in the studio, in school glass making classes and residencies, partnerships, professional development, and educator resources.    


glassblowing demonstration

group Tours

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers unforgettable educational experiences for everyone, regardless of age, background, or group size. One of the world’s foremost glass art facilities, PGC offers tours, field trips and hands-on experiences in its state-of-the-art studios and contemporary glass gallery. 


Community Programs

Pittsburgh Glass Center can bring hot glass demonstrations and hands-on activities to you!  We provide all the supplies, tools, and expert teaching artists to engage students of all ages in hands-on glass art making.

  • Multi-day or One-day Glass Classes
  • Fusing Workshops
  • Glassblowing Demonstrations
  • Flameworking Demonstrations


Virtual Tour and Demonstration


Bring the action of the studio right to your own screen! With our new state-of-the art technology, you can enjoy a private glassblowing demonstration and get even closer to the glassmaking action. Experience includes a live narrated 30-minute glassmaking demonstration and 15–20 minutes of exclusive conversation and Q & A with one of our expert glass artists. Receive special access to pre-recorded building and studio tours and a virtual tour of our contemporary glass exhibition to watch at your leisure and round out your virtual PGC experience. ($125)


girl scout glass program

girl Scout programs

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers year-round workshops for Girl Scouts to earn a variety of badges and learn about art and science. It's a great activity for Girl Scout Troops. Girls will have fun creating their own artworks and working with one another to develop important communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.


Mobile glass furnace

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels is an outreach vehicle that allows furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations to travel far beyond the walls of our Penn Avenue building.