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Museum explores POP culture

Editors Note: The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle is temporarily closed based on guidance from public health officials to stop the spread of COVID-19. You can support the museum by making a donation.

The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP is a nonprofit museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded the museum in 2000 as the Experience Music Project.

The Museum’s colorful, sprawling exterior and unusual assembly of interior spaces features a collection of exhibitions, pop culture and technology. Multimedia installations invite hands-on interaction so that visitors can explore the tools of rock ‘n’ roll through electric guitars, drums, samplers and mixing consoles.

The museum hosts several exhibits including Minecraft: The Exhibition, featuring life-size Minecraft creatures, scenic backdrops, a day-night lighting cycle, audio effects and a gallery score. The exhibition offers fans of all ages the opportunity to experience the best-selling game of all time.

Visitors will feel as if they have stepped inside the blocky world of Minecraft, with scenes, patterns, colors, and textures being informed by actual in-game builds. The gallery features 15 life-size characters from the game, including the explosive Creeper and mysterious Enderman.

For information: MoPOP