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Family Fun at MoPOP

So, kids. No matter how old they are, they’ll always need entertaining. But what about those times you find yourself looking for activities the whole family will enjoy that also offer bonus brain-boosting benefits? We recommend starting with something everybody already conveniently loves: pop culture. (It’s what we did!)

We’ve rounded up the best of our family offerings right here just for you. Consider this post your one-stop shop for all MoPOP’s kid-friendly museum resources—your handy guide for pop culture entertainment (with secret educational benefits) anytime you need it.


Indie Game Revolution   Computer games to try out! Lots of ‘em!
Sound Lab   Hands-on music time! Play drums & guitars!
Massive: The Power of Pop Culture Costumes! Light displays! Interactives!
Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic   Wands & swords! Caves to explore! A dragon!
Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction Aliens! Movie history! Galactic science! Spacecraft!

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA See Coraline & more up close! Videos! Lifesize sets! *LEAVING AUGUST 11!*

Movies at MoPOP       Enjoy classic favorites on our Sound + Vision screen!
Family Programs     Daytime in-museum fun including art activations, sing-and-dance-alongs, and hands-on workshops. 
Summer Camps    Learning! Fun! New friends into the same cool stuff!
Homeschool Days   

 Rotating classes & workshops! Art! Acting! Film!

Scout Month (November)    Scouts and their friends and family enjoy the museum or just $10! Plus special programming and commemorative MoPOP patch.


Need something fun right this minute while you book your MoPOP visit? Download our FREE Pop Culture Coloring Book. Uncover secrets, solve clues, and draw yourself into our Fantasy: Worlds of Myth & Magic exhibit! 


*Single strollers under 30” wide are permitted, but we strongly encourage guests to use umbrella strollers. Tandem strollers (double, triple, quad, etc.) including wagons are not permitted inside the museum. Additionally, only umbrella strollers will be allowed in certain galleries and spaces. Stroller parking is available throughout the museum. 

* Due to some graphic content, Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film exhibition is recommended for ages 13 and up.

* Restrooms on the first and second floors are baby changing accessible.


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Will Taylor is a freelance marketing copywriter and a children's author for HarperCollins and Scholastic. You can check out more of his work at