Microsoft magnate Paul Allen founded the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture in 2000. Today, it’s home to many exhibits, interactive activity stations, and other educational resources. A large amount of its space is dedicated to the genre of science fiction, paying homage to greats like Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury and George Lucas. Here are some can’t-miss MoPOP exhibits that are live today:
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
If you grew up watching Grover and Kermit, you’ll love this interactive deep-dive into the brilliant mind of Jim Henson. Learn about his creative process through a puppet-making station, then head to the life-sized puppet theater, and try your hand at bringing your creation to life.
Bowie by Mick Rock
Follow along the fascinating career of America’s beloved androgynous alien rock star through the eyes of his official photographer, Mick Rock. See rare performance footage, interviews, and photos of other music icons that Rock photographed throughout the years.
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
In honor of the show’s 50th anniversary, learn how characters like Spock and Captain Kirk have left their mark on American pop culture. The exhibition features over 100 artifacts from the show, including a 6-foot model of the U.S.S. Enterprise. You can practically step into the final frontier.
Fantasy Worlds of Myth & Magic
In this exhibit, some of your favorite fantasy realms come to life through maps, props and costumes. Admire Judy Garland’s famous gingham dress, view an original manuscript for Game of Thrones, and staffs and sabres from The Lord of the Rings.
Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970
Grab your backpack and your guitar, and prepare to follow along Hendrix’s overseas adventures from 1966 until his early death in 1970. See his official passport, rare interviews, and of course, listen to his incredible music throughout the exhibit.
Learn more about the MoPOP on its website.
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