MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture

The EMP Museum is now MoPOP Museum of Popular Culture!

This epic museum focuses on music, science fiction and all things pop culture. Current exhibits include "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Exhibition," "Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970," "Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic" and "Indie Game Revolution." Open daily 10 am-5 pm. 

Highlights and Tips:

  • Sports lovers should visit the "We Are 12" exhibit, where you can see the Seahawks Vince Lombardi trophy from the 2014 Super Bowl win.
  • Compare your hands and feet to the hand- and foot-prints of the NFL pros in the exhibit.
  • Visit "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses" to see Kurt Cobain's green striped sweater from the iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video.
  • Nirvana's Sub Pop contract is also on view.
  • For movie buffs, the "Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction" exhibit has Luke Skywalker's light saber from "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," the T-1000 special effects hand from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" and hoverboards from the "Back to the Future" movies amoung other movie props.
Sponsor Message: 

Spanning music, science fiction, fantasy, horror, fashion, sports, and gaming, the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum) is a leading-edge nonprofit arts organization, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.

MoPOP is housed in a 140,00 square foot, Frank Ghery-designed building located at the Seattle Center in lower Queen Anne. Featuring hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions, MoPOP a destination unlike any other.

Current exhibits include Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, Indie Game Revolution, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, and We are 12™: The Seattle Seahawks and the Road to Victory.


325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Map of MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture