Enter the world of Minecraft at this Seattle exhibition open until next fall

Nov 28 2019, 1:19 pm

The place where you’ve been on one too many school field trips is taking you on another journey through nostalgia. This time, it’s taking you back to your time in the world of Minecraft. The Museum of Pop Culture, the bulbous building by the Space Needle, is now hosting the world premiere of Minecraft the Exhibition.

 

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The exhibit is aimed towards gamers and non-players, with plenty of photogenic and scenic backdrops scattered around.

Full-scale creatures will be on display, as well as a day-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects, and a gallery score. You can even punch a tree numerous times, something that is most definitely a bad idea in the real world.

“We want people, right from the beginning, to feel like they’re in the world of ‘Minecraft,’” said Jacob McMurray, MoPOP’s director of curatorial, collections and exhibits to GeekWire.

Created in partnership with Mojang, the Stockholm-based games studio to produce the legendary Minecraft, the exhibition celebrates the game’s tenth anniversary. Learn how Minecraft has developed into more than a game, and how it’s now a platform for unlimited creative expression and community-crafting.

 

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Enjoy the escape from the real world, and dig away behind-the-scenes at the game that has attracted over 91 million players worldwide.

Minecraft the Exhibition

When: Daily until September 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: $6+; tickets available online or at the museum