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12.12.2016

Seattle MoPop: Museum of Pop Culture, a Review

This past weekend I was in Seattle visiting SH and we had so much fun! Yesterday we went to the Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP! We saw a really cool Star Trek exhibit with lots of Star Trek history, costumes, TV show clips, memorabilia, and more. It was crazy how shabby and dated the costumes looked up close (but then again, a lot of them are quite old!) I loved seeing Spock's outfit!

It was really fun seeing parts of the sets and learning about how the show got its start. The show is praised for tackling relevant social issues and Gene Roddenberry, the show's creator, strongly believed in racial and gender equality. Did you know the first on-screen interracial kiss was in a 1968 episode titled "Plato's Stephchildren" between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols?

We also saw the Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction exhibit which had so many amazing movie props and costumes! We saw a ton of cool props and costumes from Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, Galaxy Quest, Alien, and many other famous films. There is a space weapons wall which is so cool too! I definitely recommend this exhibit! Oh and I can't forget the HOVER BOARDS from the Back to the Future films are here!!! I could not believe how shabby they looked up close haha but I LOVED THEM! :D If you love the films then you'll love them too! They look so much smaller in person though!

Then we went to the Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film exhibit which wasn't my favorite. I don't really like horror movies but if you're into them this could be cool because again they have props and stuff from horror films.

For any fashion lovers out there, The World of Wearable Art will surely inspire and intrigue you! There were so many amazing creations, from dresses made of fiberglass, wood, and even plastic zip ties. The creations were truly amazing and so imaginative.

Last but not least there is a cool but small Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit. I was really hoping it would be bigger and that there might be some Harry Potter stuff but of course that is all owned by Warner Brothers, I guess. We did see some costumes from the Princess Bride (including the wedding dress that Buttercup almost marries Humperdink in) and Dorothy's costume from the Wizard of Oz which was awesome.

There are other exhibits too that we didn't visit: Nirvana, Hendrix, Seahawks, etc. Check the website for the exhibits if you want to see what else the museum offers.

All in all the visit was super awesome! We did those four exhibits in about three hours and we ate lunch beforehand at Culture Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck which is inside the museum before you reach any exhibits. We ate the spinach and artichoke dip (AMAZING!), a rosemary grilled cheese (meh - who puts mustard on grilled cheese?! If I knew they did that I would have asked for NO MUSTARD!) and a chicken cesar salad wrap which was pre-made but good and fresh.

It wasn't a cheap date, the tickets were $30 each (it would have been $25 but we paid the extra $5 for the Stark Trek exhibit) and lunch was $36 with tax and tip. But if you're movie and TV buffs or science fiction buffs like we are then I believe the cost is worth it! We had an awesome time and I'm super glad we went. We both thought it was well worth the money.

I give the Museum of Pop Culture a solid 4.5/5 rating! 

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