The Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP for short) is located in the heart of Seattle’s city center. As a non-profit organization, they are committed to inspiring and connecting communities through contemporary culture. If you plan to hold or attend a group event at MoPOP, you’re in luck. They’ve made it easy for groups to arrive by Seattle charter bus to their inner city location.
MoPOP was founded in 2000 by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. He called it the Experience Music Project. Since then, the Museum has curated dozens of exhibits, including 17 that toured both nationally and internationally. The Museum’s architect, Frank O. Gehry, sliced several electric guitars to pieces and used them as inspiration for the rock ‘n’ roll themed architecture. His final exterior product is a fusion of textures made up of three thousand panels of painted aluminum shingles. Depending on the angle you view the building, you will see a variety of colors and light arrangements. His intention was to remind us that music and culture is constantly evolving.
In addition to musical performances, the MoPOP also features cinematic arts. Each year they host the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival. This genre-driven festival features cinematic art from around the world. Their goal to use pop culture as a catalyst for learning, connecting and creating shines through in all of their programming.
Why charter a bus to visit the Museum of Pop Culture
Even though it’s in the heart of Seattle, The Museum of Pop Culture encourages groups of all sizes to enjoy the museum at their leisure. They welcome large groups to enjoy self-guided tours and even offer a convenient drop off location for those traveling by bus. To help you get there, we offer charter buses for larger groups, school buses for class field trips, mini coach buses for smaller teams or organizations, and mini buses for private parties.
The interior architecture and decor of MoPOP makes you feel like you’re in a futuristic world of limitless possibilities. One of the most iconic rooms is Sky Church, a 5,384 square foot room that serves as the hub of all activity at MoPOP. Named after JImi Hendrix’s ensemble from Woodstock 1969, Sky Church features top-of-the-line acoustics and a variety of lighting effects. With floating parasols hovering 65-feet above your head, it’s easy to be mesmerized by the beauty of the space.
You’ll also find plenty of culinary delights to enjoy within walking distance. If you’d like some contrast to the dim interior of the Museum you can enjoy some fresh air at nearby Denny Park. Another popular nearby attraction is the Pacific Science Center, which features mesmerizing rotating exhibits.
Surrounded by beautiful mountains and hiking or skiing areas, Seattle is the place-to-be in the Pacific Northwest for all nature lovers and adventure seekers. And for everybody else? Fret not, Seattle is very much a full-on city with an authentic art scene paired with unique tourists sites that will leave you with unmatched experiences and views of Seattle.