Museum of Pop Culture
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit a museum like no other on earth.MoPOP, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make MoPOP a destination unlike any other.
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  • Seattle Center • 4 min walk
  • Westlake & Thomas • 10 min walk
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Red Heron
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I've been visiting the MoPop Museum since 2013, when it was still named the EMP (Experience Music Project) and became a member in 2015 so that I could go whenever I wished.

I heard that this museum was originally supposed to be a Jimi Hendrix museum, devoted to his music and other Seattle greats. It does explain the original name as well as the Frank Gehry design and color choice. Sadly, the museum is no longer devoted to music solely but I have enjoyed the other exhibits through the years.

The events held there have been stellar and it's an excellent party palace for sure. Sky Church is enjoyable and I've seen numerous rad bands play there.

If one is visiting Seattle briefly and you love Jimi, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc then it's well worth the visit. If the music isn't your thing, check their other exhibitions as they host new things frequently.

If you're living in Seattle, the membership is totally worth it as you get first dibs on events and such. The museum has been forced to become more pop culture in nature but has managed to retain some of the best parts of the Seattle musicians.

For tourists, I recommend taking the monorail either to or from Seattle Center and seeing MoPop from all the angles!
Written October 13, 2022
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Andy
London, UK9 contributions
Sep 2022
The museum is a set of exhibits on particular areas rather than all aspects of pop culture, but I really enjoyed it. I spent about 2 and a half hours there.

it will appeal if you are into alternative/grunge/rock music as the music based exhibits are on the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Jimi Hendrix as well as a sound lab.

I'm not much into Horror but it's a decent exhibit if you are and I liked the Science fiction one and there are a few more. The video games one was the only one that I'd say underwhelmed.

The tickets were $31.50 for an adult ($22 for 5-12's and free for under 4's) which is pricey to be honest. It would make for an expensive couple of hours for a family and I think the content is better suited to adults in their 20's to early 50's than children or those whose cultural/musical interests do not particularly involve the 1990's and early 2000's.
Written September 8, 2022
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zracoon
Sandy, UT593 contributions
Sep 2021
MoPop was part of a Pearl Jam focused itinerary on my first trip to Seattle. I have to say, I was a little disappointed in the exhibit, and felt like the Stalking Seattle Tour and London Bridge Studio Tours were much more interesting. The MoPop Pearl Jam exhibit has A TON of stuff, and it was especially cool to see the Momma Son demo tape. But it was just a bunch of stuff without a story. I thought they did a better job with the Nirvana exhibit than the Pearl Jam exhibit, as the Nirvana exhibit kind of took you on the journey Nirvana experienced from the beginning to the end. Would have liked to see the PJ exhibit have more of that.
Written September 28, 2021
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,632 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
There’s a partially shaded queue for entrance on the south side. You’ll need advance purchase tickets before they let you in and they are strict about your scheduled time. The Disney costume exhibit costs extra. Fairly crowded but people were respectful of distancing.
Written June 26, 2021
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Queen_tjones
Hammond, LA21 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is my second time here and I still went back to some of my favorite exhibits! I love how they are always new things to see and they are always informative and just fun. I paid to also go into the Disney exhibit and for 30-45min I was a child again. I scheduled my group before hand on the CityPass website (great value even though it’s more expensive than the last time I came); it was seem less and the entry was quick and easy. Even after dropping COVID restrictions I’d like for them to have an express line for scheduled visits.
Written July 24, 2021
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MBN
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very expensive and only a so-so experience.

The museum is a lot of movie props, so definitely visit if you’re into that kind of thing. The Nirvana and Stonewall exhibits were also interesting, but I was very underwhelmed, especially considering the price.

Worth visiting if you’re looking to kill some time and don’t mind the expense, but don’t go out of your way unless you’re really into movie props
Written August 9, 2021
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Jarrod W
Keller, TX20 contributions
Jun 2021
My teenage son & I took in MoPop while in Seattle & it was awesome. We really enjoyed the Nirvana & Pearl Jam exhibits along with some cool art & movie props. This museum is a great blend of music, movie & cultural experiences & I would highly recommend spending a couple hours there while in town.
Written June 28, 2021
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wayls
55 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We were very impressed by the Gehry structure and integration with the monorail. The contents of the museum was sort of interesting, but quite meandering. Not sure this was worth the price unless you are a cult fan of one of the prime exhibits.
Written April 28, 2022
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Rajj976
San Jose, California220 contributions
Aug 2021
I am a big fan of pop culture and thought this be a good use of time. It was average at best. There’s a decent Jimi Hendrix gallery and a Hall of Fame gallery that were good. The museum is filled with props, costumes and mementos which were nice to see, however the price of admission doesn’t come close to justifying a visit ($34.25 for regular admission). There is a Disney exhibit that costs an extra $6, which is crazy given the regular cost for a ticket. As much as I wanted to see it, I didn’t want to pay any more than I already did, so I passed on that.

If you have money to burn and low expectations, by all means, visit!
Written August 16, 2021
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MrsHayes589
Lexington, KY49 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This was a fun museum to go to. Not your run of the mill showcase of historical things. The massive guitar tower was an eye-popping site as soon as you start your tour. They have so many little exhibits from the history of tattoos to Nirvana to Pearl Jam and Jimmy Hendrix. They are all very well organized to help with social distancing. And the memorabilia they have for each exhibit is just so cool. My husband loved the horror and sci-fi exhibit. It was cool to see all the props from movies and bands that we love. Definitely an experience worth checking out. The staff was all very kind and they were constantly cleaning things as we walked through. The only thing we didn’t like was parking. It’s $26 to park and spend the day there! While I’m guessing that’s standard for Seattle, we never see parking rates that high back home, so it was a shock, for sure. So be sure you bring extra money for that. We also were disappointed that the gift shop wasn’t open to the public. We wanted to come back later to buy a few last minute gifts, but only ticketed customers could come in, so that was disappointing. But the overall experience was fun and we enjoyed it.
Written May 15, 2021
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