When I heard that the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle and that it was an attraction included in the Seattle CityPASS, I instantly added it to my list of places to see in the city.
Especially because… I don’t know too much about pop culture :/ I’m sure that’s a strange thing to admit, but I just don’t. As of this post I haven’t watched all of the Star Wars movies – I’ve only seen the most recent one – nor have I kept up with the Star Trek films.
So walking into the Museum of Pop Culture was great because it basically provides a crash course about ideas that contribute to contemporary pop culture.
My favorite exhibit in the museum was easily “Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic,” which showcased costumes from “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and weapons from “Lord of the Rings.” It was probably my favorite because these films are a few aspects of pop culture I’ve kept up with.
I was also happy to discover that I recognized some of the references featured in the museum, including the Seattle Seahawks in an exhibit called “We Are 12th,” which celebrate’s the city’s NFL team, and Jimi Hendrix in an exhibit called “Wild Blue Angel: Henrix Abroad, 1966-1970,” which examines the life he spent on the road.
Whether you’re big on pop culture or not (like me), I’d say the Museum of Pop Culture is a worthwhile place to spend some time. I think individuals who are fascinated with it will probably enjoy it a little bit more, but it’s also pretty awesome to learn about the significance of certain movies/films/books/etc. in pop culture.
The museum is located at:
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
For more information about the Museum of Pop Culture, click here.
For more information about the Seattle CityPASS, click here.