The colorful, crumpled exterior of the Museum of Pop Culture gives a good hint at the fun exhibits inside. MoPOP, designed by renegade architect Frank Gehry, opened in 2000 as the Experience Music Project. The new name reflects how its focus has widened to reflect founder Paul Allen’s passions for sci-fi, fantasy and sports. MoPOP is at Seattle Center, near many other attractions, so it’s easy to spend a full day in the vicinity. You don’t need a ticket to access Wolfgang Puck’s Culture Kitchen nor the popalicious museum store.
People who like to play music or video games may want an entire day to explore MoPOP’s interactive features. But a few hours will be enough for visitors with a more casual interest in pop culture. Comic fans may want to plan a trip to Seattle around “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” an exhibit that will have its premiere here in April 2018.