Expect 2 things at MoPop, Seattle
+ needing 3 hours out of your day
+ being camera ready for all the pictures you’ll quite rightly want to take
Within a dynamic and immersive space, this interactive spacecraft will encourage visitors to embark on their own space adventure, discover new alien civilizations, scout for new worlds to explore from the ship’s cockpit, and investigate numerous alternate universes. What secrets will you unearth?mopop.org
Having acquired a taste for the slightly macabre, as well as a fascination with sci-fi and fantasy, when googling “Top Things to do in Seattle”, it wasn’t any surprise that this museum peaked my interest.
I’ve always loved exploring exhibits that go one step further. MoPop absolutely blew my mind. I never imagined you could have all four things you love in one gigantic, immersive, 4D, colorful space (excuse the pun) – and enjoy a bar and restaurant in the middle of everything! Oh yes, and the shop 🙂
It was a mini resort, just short of a hotel.
Quite near Seattle’s famous “Space Needle” (Built for the 1962 World’s Fair), The Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more.
Below, some of my photos show the costumes and props from their Sci-Fi Exhibit – with some of the world’s most historic Science Fiction accessories being on display. In my next post, more from their Scare Exhibit!
Did You Know?
Bands from Seattle include the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Macklemore and of course, Jimi Hendrix who has his own special room. Photos below show some scribbled lyrics by Jimi from a song he never got to publish. I didn’t expect to learn that he died at 27!