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Museum of Pop Culture
325 5th Avenue North, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle

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Below you will find information for exhibits at The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Click here for the most up to date exhibition information.

Body of Work: Tattoo Culture
February 1, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Body of Work explores the rich history and modern artistry of tattoo as a dynamic, ever-evolving art form, whose contemporary mainstream acceptance has been driven by popular culture.

Minecraft: The Exhibition
October 19, 2019 - September 7, 2020

Packed full of immersive activities, photo ops, arcade play and more!

The immersive exhibition brings the virtual landscape of Minecraft to life through full-scale creatures, scenic backdrops, a day-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects, and a gallery score designed for players and non-players of all ages.

Created in partnership with Mojang, the exhibition celebrates the game’s 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting, and inspiration to build a better world outside of the game. Read more here.

Guitar Gallery

Permanent Exhibition

Trace the journey of the guitar in American Popular Music through the exploration of iconic instruments and the musicians that played them.

The exhibition features nearly 20 guitars from music legends like Howlin' Wolf's 1965 Epiphone Casino, Nancy Wilson's 1965 Fender Stratocaster, Brandi Carlile's Taylor GCB, and Jerry Cantrell's 1984 G&L Rampage. The gallery also presents a timeline of significant milestones highlighting the instrument's development from the Fender Telecaster, the Gibson SG and beyond. Read more here.

Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

Permanent Exhibition

Packed with more than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction invites you to experience the incredible range of storytelling found in science fiction: from Star Trek to H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, from big-budget Men in Black to the Philip K. Dick-inspired Blade Runner to the recent Battlestar Galactica series. Read more here.

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
Permanent Exhibition

Get an intimate look at the history of Seattle luminaries, Nirvana, with more than 200 rare artifacts, photographs, and oral histories.

The exhibition features instruments like Kurt Cobain’s Fender Stratocaster, Krist Novoselić’s Hiwatt DR103 bass amplifier head, and Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit. In addition, a diverse set of objects like the Cobain-created Fecal Matter shirt and the casting call flier for the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video will be on display. Read more here.

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic
Permanent Exhibition

From The Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry Potter, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations.

Pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera and explore hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking. See the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz, weaponry from The Lord of the Rings, the battle headdress and staff used by the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, and other iconic costumes and props from TV and the silver screen. Read more here.

Pearl Jam: Home and Away
Permanent Exhibition

Get a first-hand look at Pearl Jam’s journey from 1990 to the present and into the future through more than 200 artifacts directly from Pearl Jam band members and their Seattle warehouse, including instruments, stage props, original art, and a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten. Read more here.

Sound Lab
Permanent Exhibition

Multimedia installations invite hands-on interaction so that visitors can explore the tools of rock 'n' roll through electric guitars, drums, samplers, mixing consoles, and more. Read more here.

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film
Permanent Exhibition

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film features more than 50 props and costumes from film and television including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bride of Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Hostel, Jeepers Creepers, and Pet Sematary. Read more here.

Indie Game Revolution
Permanent Exhibition

Learn how a new breed of gamers are leaving their mark on gaming history at MoPOP’s Indie Game Revolution. Featuring the stories of more than forty independent video game developers, designers, coders, composers, and critics, MoPOP presents a dynamic, immersive space inviting you to witness the present and future of gaming as it unfolds. Read more here.

Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel
Permanent Exhibition

From his arrival in London to his untimely death on September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix was rarely in one place for more than a month. Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970 offers a contemplative look at the period of Hendrix’s life spent on the road as he catapulted to fame. Read more here.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame
Permanent Exhibition

Explore the lives and legacies of the genre’s greatest in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors science fiction and fantasy’s leading creators and most impactful creations. Read more here.

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