The Museum of Popular Culture MoPOP
325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109 - United States
Whether it’s through your favorite albums, sci-fi and fantasy films, indie video games, or binge-watching that one TV show (again), pop culture is at the heart of our lives and for many of us, our identities. The Museum of Pop Culture takes you behind the scenes of your favorite fandoms through immersive exhibitions and stunning artifacts—from Nirvana to Horror and everything in between.
To learn more about our policies, please visit our COVID-19 information page.
• Make sure you can view your tickets on your smartphone.
• Masks are strongly recommended for guests 3 years and older.
• Only bring what you need. Coat check availability is limited, upon request.
• Please, no outside food and drink, selfie sticks, or flash photography in the museum.
Entering the museum
• Proceed to the east entrance where you will check in at the main counter.
During your visit
• Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the museum.
• Please observe all posted instructions related to health and safety.
MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE
325 5th Avenue N
(on Seattle Center Campus)
206 770 2700
— MUSEUM ADMISSION INCLUDES 12 EXHIBITIONS —
Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Infinite Worlds of Science-Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, Scared-to-Death: The Thrill of Horror Film, Guitar Gallery, Pearl Jam: Home & Away, Indie Game Revolution, Science-Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame, and Sound Lab.
Ruth Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design features unforgettable designs from nearly four decades of Carter’s career within an Afrofuturistic installation incorporating original artwork by artist Brandon Sadler. Sadler's murals were prominently featured in Black Panther. Carter’s costume designs enable actors to fully immerse themselves in the roles of their lifetimes, transforming Oprah Winfrey into voting rights activist Annie Lee Cooper, Denzel Washington into Malcolm X, and Chadwick Boseman into T’Challa, the King of Wakanda.
-Watch music performances and light shows in Sky Church, featuring a mammoth 60’ HD LED screen.
-Travel to a pixelated world of wonder and play in Indie Game Revolution, and get the whole family in on the fun by playing one of the twenty featured single and multiplayer games.
-Dive into our newest exhibit Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop and check out some of the earliest photoshoots of our favorite hip-hop legends.
-Get lost in exhibits like Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, or face your fears in Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Films. For the full spaceship experience, head over to Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction.
-Travel alongside the legendary Jimi Hendrix at the height of his fame in Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970.
Journey through the early 90's Seattle punk scene with Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.
MoPOP is a place for every fan as we preserve pop culture history, empower tomorrow's visionaries, and create community.
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