Saturday, December 17, 2016

Just Don’t Call It the EMP


In case you have been late to the party and didn’t hear, when you visit the Experience Music Project website you’ll get a big surprise. The EMP is no more! Well, sort of. Embracing much more pop culture in recent years, the EMP has made the big to become MoPOP which “celebrates the creative process, engages the imagination, and inspires personal expression in current and future generations.”

Located on the edge of the Seattle Center and in the shadow of the Space Needle, MoPop features learning labs, theaters, the Sky Church concert venue, Wolfgang Puck’s Culture Kitchen restaurant, gift shops and things you won't find anywhere else all housed in one of oddest-looking building in the U.S.! Previous exhibits have include themes based on Hello Kitty, the music of Disney, the Seattle music scene and more.

Current exhibits at the MoPop include:

  • World of Wearable Art
  • Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds (extra $5)
  • Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970
  • Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction
  • Indie Game Revolution
  • Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic
  • Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
  • Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses
  • We Are 12™
  • Coming Soon: The Art of Rube Goldberg 

MoPop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during "Winter Hours," and 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. during "Summer Hours.” This Christmas Eve MoPop is open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., closed on Christmas, open from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. December 26-30 and back to regular hours on New Year’s Eve. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, $19 for military, $16 for youth ages 5-17 and children age 4 and under get in free. The optional Star Trek Exploring New Worlds exhibit costs an extra $5.

MoPo is located at 325 5th Ave. N., Seattle

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