Field Trips

Make MoPOP part of your school year! Take advantage of our variety of group resources to make the most of your students' encounters with pop culture.

Because there is a limit on the number of school groups admitted to the museum each day at the discounted education admission price, field trips must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.


K-12, Students/Chaperones




Book a Field Trip

For more information on school visits and availability for booking a group, please email, or call 206-262-3239. Please email for quickest response, or leave a detailed voicemail with the best time to reach you. Emails and voicemails will be returned within 48 hours, between 3:00pm-4:00pm.

These discounted rates apply to groups of 10 people or more. Smaller homeschooled groups may call 206-262-3239 for availability. For nonprofit rates, please visit the Group Visits page.

A self-guided tour offers:

  • A look at music in the context of popular culture and history, especially that of the Pacific Northwest
  • An inspiring experience for young people interested in music and the music business
  • An exploration of the role science fiction plays in literature, films and society
  • A staff-led orientation about the museum highlighting current exhibitions and tips for maximizing your museum experience


When you make your reservation, you will receive an email containing your confirmation number. Call MoPOP immediately at 206-262-3239 if there is a discrepancy in the date, arrival time, or number of guests. Please have your confirmation code ready to expedite your call. To ensure a successful visit, please read our Pre-Visit Information carefully prior to your visit.


You may pay for your visit when you arrive at the museum. We accept cash, purchase order, credit card, and school or organization checks. Coupons, vouchers, and memberships cannot be used with our special group rates. The discounted group rate is only available when tickets are purchased in one sum. Membership guest passes or promotional passes may not be used for admission with the youth group rate.

If your group consists of more than 50 people, please contact our Education Programs Coordinator, Jessica Lane, at or 206-262-3239.


The Harrison Street turnaround is for loading and unloading only. To park your vehicle, we suggest using the Seattle Center parking lot with entrances on both Harrison Street and 5th Avenue N. Visitors are responsible for all parking fees.

Limited Seattle Center bus parking is available. For additional information please call the Seattle Center Transportation Office at 206-684-7340.


Groups enter the building at the Harrison Street/Group Entrance on the north end (silver end) of MoPOP. Please have large groups wait outside while the group leader checks in at ticketing.


The required chaperone to student ratio is 1:5 for students grades K–6, 1:7 for grades 7–8, and 1:10 for grades 9–12. This is a minimum requirement but for general field trips there is no limit to the number of chaperones you can bring. Groups arriving with fewer than the required chaperones will not be permitted to enter the exhibitions. During your visit, chaperones must remain with their students at all times as it is their responsibility to maintain orderly student behavior. We reserve the right to ask your group to leave if group or individual student or chaperone conduct is inappropriate or in violation of museum policies. Chaperone limits do apply to investigation workshops.


MoPOP meets all ADA regulations for accessibility. Please call 206-262-3239 with any special needs requests.


Please call 206-262-3239 at least two weeks in advance of scheduled date to cancel. We will make every effort to reschedule your visit. Day of visit "no-shows" will be charged a $50 processing fee. MoPOP reserves the right to cancel or reschedule your group at any time.