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Teacher or Educator Groups

MoPOP celebrates pop culture’s ability to foster critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. We use our interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities to help your students make connections between popular music, storytelling, writing, movies, comics, and your classroom curriculum.

Eligible education groups may qualify for a discounted museum admission of $6.00 per person for K-12 groups or $10 per person for college/university groups. To qualify, reservations must be made by a teacher (K-12, homeschool, college/university, etc.), school administrator, or designated parent representative.

All education visits include an orientation and self-guided gallery access for the day.  Enhance your visit by downloading our gallery guides or adding an in-museum workshop!

The following offerings for students K–12 will help students and teachers to extend their learning experience above and beyond the classroom walls.

For more information on school visits and availability for booking a group, please email, or call 206-262-3239. Transpiration reimbursement is available to limited number of qualified groups. To be considered please complete the application form three weeks before your scheduled visit.

Please note: Online educational group reservations are available seven days a week. School visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.


Self-Guided Tours

Explore MoPOP galleries with students and chaperones at your own pace. Check out our Gallery Guides for help developing a learning-focused visit.

In-Museum Workshop

Add an in-museum workshop for your class of up to 30 students. Align language arts, social studies, science, music, and visual arts learning objectives through engaging hands-on, student-centered workshops. These 45-60 minute classes are designed to complement self-guided tours. All workshops include a follow-up gallery connection and suggested activities for the classroom to enhance the museum experience. Please note: these workshops cannot be booked online.

In-Museum Workshops

For more information, contact Carlos Marquez, Education Program Coordinator, at or call 206-262-3239.

Workshops in Schools

Bring MoPOP to you!

Our Outreach Programs are currently being redesigned!

In the meantime, here’s a preview of what we’re offering:

  • Outreach programs launch September 2018
  • 1-hour long workshops at your school
  • We can offer multiple workshops at your school on the same day!
  • Choose from the following themes:
    • MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes
    • Music & Nirvana
    • Fantasy: Worlds of Myth & Magic
  • Tactile, tangible museum artifacts and lesson plans that connect with Common Core and arts learning!

If you’re interested in booking Outreach Programs for 2018-19, contact Education Specialist Natasha Ransom at or 206-262-3170.


The STAR program supports youth music ensembles by equipping students with the artistic skills necessary to perform in a professional capacity. STAR is open to ensembles of all musical genres based in schools or throughout the wider community. Students receive two hours of dedicated coaching from professional artists experienced in working with youth, and get valuable public performance opportunities onstage in MoPOP’s Sky Church. Please note: STAR program bookings cannot be made online.


To book a STAR group, Alisha Agard, Youth Programs and Outreach Coordinator, at or call 206-262-3172.