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Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle

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Museum of Pop Culture is dedicated to contemporary popular culture, with exhibits focusing mainly on rock music and science fiction. Inside the unusual building--which resembles a large smashed guitar--you can visit the guitar gallery to learn about the development of one of rock music's defining instruments. The gallery displays 55 vintage guitars from 1770 to the present, including impressive specimens played by musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Bo Diddley, and Kurt Cobain. Give your own rocking performance in front of a virtual audience with the interactive on-stage exhibit. Walk through the science fiction and fantasy hall of fame to learn about the lives and work of some of the genre's greatest creators and innovators. Purchase your ticket online in advance for a reduced price. With our international travel planner, Seattle attractions like Museum of Pop Culture can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We went specifically for the Jim Henson Exhibit and were very pleased. Also of great interest to us were the Star Trek, Science Fiction, and Fantasy exhibits.  more »
  • Visited Mother's Day weekend and was very disappointed. While there were a few highlights, like the Wizard room (I am not into fantasy and really enjoyed this exhibit), there were many closed exhibits...  more »
  • This truly is a half day museum. With the 3 levels so well laid out, you never realize how many people are actually in this museum at once. We even enjoyed the couple of exhibits that we didn't care a...  more »

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