Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

This is one of the most unusual and enjoyable museums we have ever been to. When you are visiting Seattle, add the Museum of Pop Culture to your to do list.

MoPOP with Space Needle in the Background

Originally the Experience Music Project, founded in 2000, that focused on Rock and Roll history, it has evolved into much more. Hence, the new name in 2016.

MoPOP still has a strong focus on music

Visit the exhibit of local artists such as:

  • Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
  • Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel
  • Pearl Jam: Home and Away
Air Guitar Battle

The Sound Lab. A hands on exhibit! Jam Studio where you can jam and even record your own song. Download it to share with friends. They have 12 sound proof rooms, “pods”, where you can take a lesson, learn how to remix, etc. If the pods are full, you can use the instruments on the Sound Labs main floor. Guitar, bass, keyboard, drums. You can take a lesson or play the instruments on your own.

Yeti at the MoPOP Sound lab

Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

See the greatest of the great in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Indie Game Revolution

Gaming culture is still culture as Yeti will tell me, daily. I have had to admit more than once that he is learning a lot from gaming. Yeti could spend a few hours in here if I let him.

Yeti does love video game culture

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic

Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, just a few of the artifacts you will find in this exhibit.

Looking for my queen

Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

150 artifacts from science fiction television and film. Star Trek, War of the Worlds, Star Wars, Men in Black,  Battlestar Galactica, …

Scared to Death the Thrill of Horror Film

Not my favorite exhibit. It is creepy. I did see kids in there having a great time. Sasquatch and Yeti found the exhibit interesting. I however, found it slightly disturbing.

They have props, a walk through Zombie container, films, a scream room. If you like Horror Genre this would interest you.

Scared to Death

Visiting exhibit: Marvel Universe of Super Heroes

This was a highlight exhibit. Only open until March 3, 2019. If you are in Seattle, don’t miss your opportunity!

Marvel is a huge part of American culture. From comic books to block buster films. Everyone likes Marvel.

See the first Marvel comic book.

The first Marvel comic. Published in 1939.

There are many selfie opportunities. Sitting with The Thing, Kissing Spiderman, or hanging out with Miss Marvel. Or, you can submerge yourself on a deeper level: the X-Men and it’s parallels with the Civil Rights Movement. Ponder Peter Parker’s ethos to treat his great power with great responsibility. There are many ways to connect and experience this exhibit.

Be careful who you pick fights with
A teenage boy can relate to Spiderman
Hanging with the Thing

This is a museum we are considering getting a membership to. It is a fun family day out. Has a good restaurant in the museum building with a full bar. *wink*. They also have special events, film showings, and parties hosted at this amazing building.

There is something here for everyone in the family. Music, Scifi, Horror, Fantasy and the traveling exhibits. StarTrek and Bowie are coming to MoPOP in 2019. If you are visiting Seattle and plan to visit other attractions as well, look into a City Pass, it is worth the money.

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