At The Museum

Featuring mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, oral histories, and a wealth of learning opportunities.

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

THE BUILDING


MoPOP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry designed building.

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Programs + Education

MoPOP is a place for discovery, inspiration, and learning.

CALENDAR

Lectures, music performances, exhibit openings and more!

  • MAY EVENTS

    • 13 SATURDAY

      Saturday, May 13

      Join us at the Upstream Summit space at WaMu Theater and unravel the mysteries of a music business that has undergone a seismic shift in the digital age.

      SPEAKERS

      To be announced!


      ABOUT MASTERING THE HUSTLE

      The DIY spirit of the Northwest is what makes our artistic co…

    • 21 SUNDAY

      Sunday, May 21

      Follow Kermit the Frog and friends on a musical cross-country adventure in the Campout Cinema screening of The Muppet Movie (1979).

  • APRIL EVENTS

    • 1 SATURDAY

      Saturday, April 1

      Join us at MoPOP and explore the mechanics behind building your best live show.

      SPEAKERS

      To be announced!


      ABOUT MASTERING THE HUSTLE

      The DIY spirit of the Northwest is what makes our artistic community so unique. As part of our commitment to supporting the sound and c…

    • 14 FRIDAY

      Friday, April 14

      Indiana Jones must locate the lost Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis in the Campout Cinema screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

    • 23 SUNDAY

      Sunday, April 23

      Light in the Attic and MoPOP are partnering with the 2017 Pop Conference to present a one-day Light in the Attic ce…

  • MARCH EVENTS

    • 4 SATURDAY

      Saturday, March 4

      Prepare to party like it's 3001 at the Hall of Fame 20th anniversary and gallery opening party.

      • Featuring guests of honor: actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Dirk Gently), Wende Doohan, wife of the late James Doohan (Star…

    • 5 SUNDAY

      Campout Cinema: The Princess Bride

      6:15pm (doors 5:45pm)

      Sunday, March 5

      Westley must save his true love, Buttercup, from the despicable Prince Humperdinck in the Campout Cinema screening of The Princess Bride (1987).

    • 7 TUESDAY

      MoPOP Job Fair #1

      3:30pm–6:30pm

      Tuesday, March 7

      Join us for a job fair showcasing seasonal employment opportunities with MoPOP's Visitor Services and Security teams. Candidates should bring a current resume and be prepared to interview. Applicants must apply online in …

    • 11 SATURDAY

      Sound Off! 2017 Finals

      6:00pm (doors 5:30pm)

      Saturday, March 11

      Sound Off! supports the local music scene by giving artists of all backgrounds the opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform, connect with peers and industry professionals, and take the next step in their music careers 

      Broadcast live on KEXP's Audioasis, the Sound Off! 2017 …

    • 16 THURSDAY

      Thursday, March 16

      Join us this March for an absolutely animated Homeschool Day focused around animation and the absurd and wonderful art of Rube Goldberg. Led by Tony White, a British Academy Award-winning animation director, animator, author, and educator, this workshop, will have you planning, sketching, and anim…

    • 18 SATURDAY

      Saturday, March 18

      Whether you shred, strum, slide, or pluck, it’s time to submit your skills for the chance to win cash, scholarships, and guitars at Guitar Slinger: The Ultimate Guitar Showdown, presented by Upstream Music Fest + Summit.

      Four amateur guitar virtuosos ages 13 and up will be chos…

    • 24 FRIDAY

      MoPOP Job Fair #2

      9:30am–12:30pm

      Friday, March 24

      Join us for a job fair showcasing seasonal employment opportunities with MoPOP's Visitor Services and Security teams. Candidates should bring a current resume and be prepared to interview. Applicants must apply online in …

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Visit

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.

Detailed Directions to MoPOP

MoPOP Hours

Summer Hours

May 27, 2016 - September 5, 2016
Daily 10:00am-7:00pm

Winter Hours

September 6, 2016 - May 25, 2017
Daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Special Operating Hours

Open daily 10:00am–5:00pm during "Winter Hours," and 10:00am–7:00pm during "Summer Hours" unless otherwise noted.


CITYPASS

Purchase a CityPASS

Save on admission to five top Seattle attractions including the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).

GROUPS

Make a Reservation

Visit with your friends, family, colleagues, school field trip, or any other group of ten or more and receive discounted admission.

PRIVATE EVENTS

Inquire About Private Events

A spectacular venue suitable for a wide variety of events from weddings and parties to concerts and corporate meetings.

MoPOP STORES

MoPOP Stores

HOURS

Daily 10:00am–5:30pm
206 262 3013

CULTURE KITCHEN

CULTURE KITCHEN

HOURS

Daily 10:00am–5:00pm
206 262 3030

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Packages

Experience unique package deals and discounts at MoPOP partner hotels located within walking distance to the museum.

Tickets + Membership

Buy tickets, or better yet, become a member to one of the most unique museums in the world.

Buy Tickets



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

STARTER MEMBERSHIPS

Type Price Benefits Info Purchase + Options
Individual $59
  • Free admission for one adult for one year
  • Two single-use guest passes
  • Discounts at museum shops
Full Benefit Info Join Today!

 


There are a number of different memberships available. Find the one that fits you best!

More Membership Levels

New Benefit: MoPOP members receive free admission to Living Computer Museum and Flying Heritage Collection!

Dual $79
  • Free admission for two adults for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and events
  • Discounts at museum shops and more
Full Benefit Info
Family $119
  • Free admission for two adults and children
  • Discounts to summer camps and workshops
Full Benefit Info

GROUP VISITS

Visit MoPOP as a group and experience a self-guided tour and special group entry with a designated motor coach drop-off point.

About MoPOP

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

Frank O. Gehry looked to music for his inspiration when designing MoPOP.

A classical music fan, Gehry wanted to understand rock 'n' roll, so he traded in his Bach for Hendrix and took a trip to the neighborhood guitar store. He bought several electric guitars, took them back to his office, and cut them into pieces. The guitar pieces were the building blocks for an early model design. Influenced by the colors in the early model, Gehry's final design brightly displays the red and blue hues of electric guitars.

PRIVATE EVENTS

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.

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Annual Report 2015

PRESS

Assets for Press and Media.

Members of the media can access MoPOP's press releases, media kit downloads, and high-res images.

Media Kits