Why We Love Living in Seattle: MoPop

A museum as dynamic as the Emerald City

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Nearly two decades after the final welds cooled on its mind-bending architecture, this Seattle icon is going stronger than ever. Launched in 2000 as Experience Music Project, MoPop continues to draw locals and tourists into the heart of the city with a rotating menu of science fiction, cinema, sports, music, theater and interactive pop culture programming.

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Located on the campus of Seattle Center, it is adjacent to the Space Needle and the Seattle Center Monorail; which runs through the building. The structure itself was designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry and resembles many of his firm’s other works in its sheet-metal construction, such as Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Gehry Tower.

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More than a museum, MoPop is also a place for learning. Happy hour events for educators provide a space to network with other teachers and connect with MoPop lesson plans that support and deepen academic goals through the lens of the arts. Other events include teen art workshops, creativity camps, and much more.

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