Museum of Pop Culture

Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle: Hours, Address, Museum of Pop Culture Reviews: 4/5

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
About
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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Purchase city pass
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I purchased the city pass to save on all top Seattle attractions definitely recommend if you have the time I upgraded for $6 to see the Disney collection I spent about 2 1/2 hours here I would’ve stayed longer to read the details displayed over the pictures if it wasn’t so crowded you have show proof of vaccination to enter and have face mask on be prepared to walk and move around a bit this place is huge but they do have elevators
Written 27 November 2021
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO594 contributions
What a fun museum!
Aug. 2021
I loved MoPOP. I am a movie nerd, so seeing all the props from different movies on display was really exciting to me. The Science fiction, Fantasy, and Horror exhibitions were great! I also love Nirvana, and thought the Nirvana exhibit was fantastic. Seeing Jimmy Hendrix's guitar he played at Woodstock was an added bonus
Written 10 November 2021
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PlaneJane123
Florida20 contributions
A quick visit to see some neat stuff
Oct. 2021
This was a neat experience in the Seattle Center. If you're looking for something to do for a bit it's a nice visit. The place is very clean and the staff is friendly. We used CityPass so I can't speak to the value exactly. But they had several exhibitions which were all interesting. One highlight for me was seeing a few costumes from the Harry Potter movies.

At the time of our visit they had a special exhibition of Disney costumes (from movies, not of characters from the parks.) This was also a big highlight for me. They even had Julie Andrew's costume from Mary Poppins and several show-stopping gowns from other shows and films.

All in all I'd say this isn't necessarily a must-see in Seattle, but can be a really nice addition to a visit to the city.
Written 6 November 2021
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evaready
Dallas, TX22 contributions
Museum Lite?
Oct. 2021 • Couples
As museums go this one is lite on content. They have an extensive section on Kurt Cobain and a knock out sculpture of floor to ceiling guitars. It was one and done for our family.
Written 6 November 2021
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Mónica M
Bronx, NY1,117 contributions
Music, Tv and movie history
Oct. 2021 • Solo
If you like to learn about the famous bands, movie history and much more this is a great place to spend a few hours. There’s so much to hear, see and learn. Special exhibit “Contact High” was about history of Hip Hop. It’s in the same vicinity as The Space Needle. Lots of other places to visit in the area.
Written 27 October 2021
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Oliver T
Blaine, MN121 contributions
MoPOP
Oct. 2021 • Family
Really good pop culture memorabilia. Really liked all the guitars, the Jimi Hendrix experience, grunge experience and the Indie games. Expensive for what you get.
Written 19 October 2021
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jimmortensen
Windsor, CA134 contributions
Great exhibition
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Great displays a great place to enjoy for hours.
There was a fantasy section that had the wicked witch of the west hat and the costume of the cowardly lion. There was a sci-fi Hall of Fame. There was a horror section there’s a section for Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and Pearl Jam.
Written 5 October 2021
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Mister_samsa
Stevens Point35 contributions
Fun place for geeks of all fandoms
Oct. 2021
I’ve been to this museum 3 times, each of which was about a decade apart (also, back with its old name). I remember it being a solid way to spend 2 hours, but it blew me away today. I was almost there from opening to close. I especially enjoyed the indie video games exhibit and the horror movies exhibit. If you get a chance to catch the fantasy/sci if film festival, do so. The films are all very cleverly written and shot and very emotional. And this isn’t even to mention the cool props they have from actual movies and TV shows. Really great!
Written 2 October 2021
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zracoon
Sandy, UT558 contributions
Better options out there for a Pearl Jam Fan
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 28 September 2021
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Jill
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Really just for fans of Seattle musicians
Sep. 2021
Their exhibits demonstrated great depth on a narrow range of subjects. Fans of Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Jimmy Hendrix will all love it. There are hundreds of items for each. Their Sci-Fi exhibits were disjointed but some might think it's cool to see an actual egg from the movie Alien or a tunic worn by Leonard Nemoi. I didn't think either were particularly rare or engaging. Their Horror exhibit was highly derivative with few actual artifacts...mostly just posters naming various films. Had I read this review before I went, I would have skipped it.
Written 27 September 2021
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