Revealing The Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope

  • Corning, Finger Lakes
  • Apr 23, 2016 – Mar 19, 2017
  • Recurring daily
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Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope tells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people's hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.

  • Daily the hours of the museum. 9am-5pm everyday. Extended hours open until 8pm Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Admission: included with general admission ticket
  • One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • 800 732 6845
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Group Rates/Incentives Offered: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Path Through History Weekend Event (6/17-6/18 & 10/7-10/9, 2017): Yes
  • The Corning Museum of Glass
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