The Museum of Pop Culture is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture
325 5th Avenue N
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At The Museum
Featuring mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, oral histories, and a wealth of learning opportunities.
World of WearableArt
Closes January 2, 2017 The World of WearableArt™ is New Zealand’s largest arts show. Each year, it creates a new theatrical world in which incredible garments are brought to life. Over 50,000 show-goers attend annually from around the world to witness this stunning spectacular of dance, theatre, music, and art. The garments on stage are the award-contending designs selected from worldwide entries in the annual World of WearableArt™ Awards compe… more
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
Fifty years after a show with modest ratings called Star Trek first aired, its stories continue to echo worldwide. Its famous opening line, “To boldly go where no one has gone before…” encapsulates the heart of this iconic series: the dare to hope for a better world. As part of the franchise’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds presents the phenomenon, its enduring impact on our culture, and how Star Trek has inspired… more
Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970
At the height of his fame, Jimi Hendrix performed more than 500 times in 15 countries and recorded 130 songs in 16 studios. He was a musical nomad, his life an endless series of venues, recording sessions, flights, and hotels. From his arrival in London to his untimely death on September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix was rarely in one place for more than a month. Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970 offers a contemplative look at the period of He… more
Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction
Step inside a gigantic, mysterious alien spacecraft. Within, it contains a treasure trove of objects, images, and information from hundreds, possibly thousands of other worlds from the farthest reaches of the universe. Now this fully-automated ship—a traveler, documenter, and collector of artifacts—has come to Earth and invited us to come aboard. Packed with more than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, Infinite Worlds of Scien… more
Indie Game Revolution
Learn how a new breed of gamers are leaving their mark on gaming history at MoPOP’s Indie Game Revolution. Featuring the stories of more than forty independent video game developers, designers, coders, composers, and critics, MoPOP presents a dynamic, immersive space inviting you to witness the present and future of gaming as it unfolds. Press your finger to the pulse of a revolution with a playable look into twenty rotating titles from around t… more
Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic
From The Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry Potter, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations. Pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera, view an original manuscript page from Game of Thrones, and revel in hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking. See the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz,… more
Programs + Education
MoPOP seeks to inspire all of our audiences by providing unique and engaging resources and experiences.
Pop culture is an ongoing celebration of all of us. Through music, film, fashion, video games, or whatever sparks our interest, we identify and express ourselves through various forms of pop culture. It’s a platform that allows us to build communities; discover new artistic outlets; and gives us a means to thrive.
MoPOP offers a multitude of community and educational programs for audiences of all ages and pop culture interests. From the region’s premier youth band competition and the acclaimed Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, to arts camps, mentorship programs, teacher development, and Seattle Mini Maker Faire which brings together our vibrant community of innovators—MoPOP is a place for discovery, inspiration, and learning.
FEATURED PROGRAMS + EVENTS
MoPOP in partnership with SIFF will present the 12th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival on January 28, 2017 at the Cinerama. This annual juried festival showcases animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. Tickets on sale for MoPOP members on November 29, and to the public on December 1! more
Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music, launch their music careers, and connect with the larger artistic community. Now in its 16th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Tomten, and Brite Futures. Participants receive prizes such as radio airplay, studio recording time, gear,and more. more
MoPOP’s Community Access program enables individuals experiencing financial, physical, or social barriers to visit the museum. The museum serves regional residents by opening its doors to all who might benefit from MoPOP’s rich educational and cultural resources. more
Teen Artist Workshops and Creativity Camps for Kids provide hands-on, expert-led instruction with summer camps including songwriting, sound design for video games, creative writing, science of sound, and more. Registration open now. more
Online or on-site, MoPOP provides teachers with the resources they need. The museum offers a variety of resources for educators including lesson plans, gallery guides, workshops at the museum and in schools, and Professional Development Day. more
Check out the MoPOP calendar for lectures, music performances, opening exhibit events and more!
Saturday, January 28
SFFSFF’s annual showcase of artistic excellence features more than 20 illuminating live-action and animated science fiction and fantasy short films from around the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Co-presented by MoPOP and …
Sunday, December 4
Time Lords big and small are welcome to join us for our annual celebration of BBC’s iconic series, Doctor Who. Don’t miss out on this yearly tradition including the famous holiday-themed TARDIS photo op, plus costume contest, Whovian bingo and trivia, screenings from Doctor Who Chris…
Sunday, December 18
Take a break from decking the halls to join MoPOP for a holiday tradition: back-to-back screenings of one of the worst films ever made, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Featuring Martian leaders determined to steal Santa Claus for their joyless planet, this madcap movie had a resurgence o…
Hours, maps, directions, and everything you need to know about planning your museum visit.
MoPOP is located at 325 5th Avenue N at Seattle Center.
The museum is easily accessible by car, numerous bus routes, and the historic Seattle Center Monorail, built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair. The Monorail departs every 10 minutes from the station at Seattle Center, and from Westlake Center Mall, at 5th and Pine Street.
Special Operating Hours
Open daily 10:00am–5:00pm during "Winter Hours," and 10:00am–7:00pm during "Summer Hours" unless otherwise noted.
November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day): CLOSED
November 25–26, 2016: 10:00am–7:00pm
December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve): 10:00am–4:00pm
December 25, 2016 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
December 26–30, 2016: 10:00am–7:00pm
CITYPASSPurchase a CityPASS
Save on admission to five top Seattle attractions including the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).
GROUPSMake a Reservation
Visit with your friends, family, colleagues, school field trip, or any other group of ten or more and receive discounted admission.
PRIVATE EVENTSInquire About Private Events
A spectacular venue suitable for a wide variety of events from weddings and parties to concerts and corporate meetings.
Tickets + Membership
Buy tickets, or better yet, become a member to one of the most unique museums in the world.
Tickets are valid for 90 days. Questions? We're here to help: info@MoPOP.org
BECOME A MEMBER
MoPOP members enjoy free year-round admission to the museum, in addition to access to exhibition previews and events, special offers and discounts, and lectures and oral histories with luminaries from the world of pop culture. Celebrate cinema, make your own music, discover science fiction, and take pleasure in knowing that your membership bolsters MoPOP's efforts to educate, inspire, and spark creativity and imagination in young and old alike.
For information about membership at MoPOP call 206-770-2772 or email Membership@MoPOP.org
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New Benefit: MoPOP members receive free admission to Living Computer Museum and Flying Heritage Collection!
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Visit MoPOP as a group and experience a self-guided tour, special group entry with a designated motor coach drop-off point, and discounted rates on admission and On Stage posters and DVDs.
MoPOP celebrates the creative process, engages the imagination, and inspires personal expression in current and future generations.
STATEMENT OF MISSION
The Museum of Pop Culture is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At MoPOP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
THE MoPOP BUILDING
The museum's one-of-a-kind architecture offers numerous unique sites, from lofty and spacious to cozy and secluded.
Whether your event is a corporate meeting, a concert, an intimate gathering, a film premiere, a seated dinner or an elaborate reception, MoPOP offers an awe-inspiring setting for your next special occasion.
Questions? Contact PrivateEvents@MoPOP.org.