Fun & Informative Field Trips at Third Degree - Third Degree Glass Factory
ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
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Fun & Informative Field Trips at Third Degree

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The production of glass requires so much more than artistic skills; it requires a knowledge of science, technology, math and even engineering! Whether forming glass in a kiln, over a torch or in a 2000ºF furnace, it is a mesmerizing and exciting experience for all ages!

We are a perfect place for field trips, with many different options to choose from! Discover how glass art is made. Take a tour of our unique gallery and studio space. You can even become a glass artist yourself with fun activities! Our field trip options are fun and informative, and great for art classes, STEM educational groups, and even scout troops! See what we have to offer:

Guided Tours

Your guide will take you on an in-depth tour that will give your group a front row view of our studios, where local artists make a variety of glass art. It’s also a wonderful option for any traveling group to get the full Third Degree experience!

  • $12/person
  • Offered Monday–Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Ages 6 and up.
  • One adult chaperone required per 10 students. No cost for required adult chaperones.


Live Demonstrations

Discover the ancient art of glassblowing with a live demonstration! Our glass artists will wow you as they transform 2000°F hot glowing glass into a beautiful vase, bowl, sculpture and more. Their narrated demonstration will explain the glassblowing process step-by-step as they create a unique work of art live before your eyes.

  • $200; Discounted to $100 for classes, home school groups, and other educational programs on Wednesdays
  • Demonstrations last 45-60 minutes. Available Monday – Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. for $200.
  • Maximum amount of guests: 40. No minimum.


Guided Activities

Get hands-on with glass! Work with one of Third Degree’s artists to create your own artwork! We have multiple options available for a variety of ages. Ask about our educational group discount on Wednesdays!

Guided Activity- guests can make their own paperweights!Paperweights: $42
Work with 2000°F glass to sculpt your own unique paperweight! Our artists will guide you through the basic techniques of working with hot glass as you mold clear, molten, and colored glass frit into a colorful piece of art.

  • Ages 10+
  • Approximately 15-20 minutes per person
  • Minimum of 4 guests.


A huge assortment of beads for the young crafter - Beads: $54
One of our skilled flameworking artists will guide you through the basic steps of using a torch to melt colorful glass rods into small beads, discs, drops, or other shapes. String your creations onto cords as beaded jewelry or use your beads in your own inventive way.

  • Ages 10+
  • Make as many beads as you are able for 45 minutes!
  • Minimum of 4 guests.


Unique Night Lights Designs Night Lights: $42
In the Kiln studio, Third Degree artists will guide you through the process of making your own glass night light. Work with cold, colorful glass cutouts to create your own pattern or design on a 3”x3” tile. Our artists will then fuse it in our kilns and turn it into a lighted memento.

  • Ages 6+
  • Approximately 15-20 minutes per tile
  • Minimum of 4 guests


Mother's Day Drop-In Jewelry Making: Friday, May 8!Jewelry: $42
Become a jewelry designer for an afternoon. Choose from a variety of colorful dichroic glass pieces to create your own pendant, earrings, or both. Third Degree artists will assist you through the design process and then fuse your designs in the kiln.

  • Ages 6+
  • Approximately 15-20 minutes per set (earrings & pendant)
  • Minimum of 4 guests

Want to know more?
Give us a call! 314.367.4527
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Next Third Friday is Dec 16th

Our gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 10a-5p.
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