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Let’s build a better world, together.

opening weekend celebration is October 19–20
packed full of immersive activities, photo ops, arcade play and more.

The immersive exhibition brings the virtual landscape of Minecraft to life through full-scale creatures, scenic backdrops, a day-night lighting cycle, dynamic audio effects, and a gallery score designed for players and non-players of all ages.

Created in partnership with Mojang, the exhibition celebrates the game’s 10th anniversary by exploring how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression, community-crafting, and inspiration to build a better world outside of the game.

ON VIEW BETWEEN OCTOBER 19, 2019–September 7, 2020.

Opening Weekend Celebration

Event date SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

SOLD OUT

8AM — EARLY ENTRANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
10AM — REGULAR HOURS TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE HERE.
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EARLY ENTRANCE

Event time STARTS AT 8:00AM

Explore the museum before it's open to the public

 Get a free Minecraft poster

Listen to talks from the exhibition curators

Build a real Minecraft world with LEGO®​​​​​​

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Event date SATURDAY — OCTOBER 19

SATURDAY REGULAR HOURS

Event time STARTS AT 10:00AM

GoodTimesWithScar autograph signing

 Check out Minecraft: Stories from the Realm

Participate in a Minecraft costume contest

Worlds With a World digital show and tell

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Event date SUNDAY — OCTOBER 20

SUNDAY REGULAR HOURS

Event time STARTS AT 10:00AM

 Check out Minecraft: Stories from the Realm

Worlds With a World digital show and tell

Build a real Minecraft world with LEGO®​​​​​​

Zombie photo op

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REGULAR HOURS TICKETS ▸


Can’t wait until the opening weekend?

Become a member today and get access to the exhibition before the general public FOR FREE on Member Preview Day!

Members have a few different options for early access:

Event date THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17  &
Event date FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Event time 10:00AM–6:00PM

Extended Member Preview Days

  • No special exhibition fee
  • Bring one guest for free (limit one guest per household)
  • Free exhibition poster while supplies last
  • Double member discounts at the MoPOP Shop
  • No RSVP required

BECOME A MEMBER ▸


Event date FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Event time 7:00PM–10:30PM

VIP Opening Celebration—Friend & Council members only

  • Exclusively for Friend and Council members; Invite coming soon!
  • Toast with Mojang and MoPOP curators
  • DJs, drinks, and exclusive access to galleries
  • Interested in Friend and Council benefits? Contact Advancement@MoPOP.org

Event date SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Event time 8:00AM–10:00AM

Extended Member Mornings

  • Members are invited to enjoy the museum and the new exhibit without the crowds, as well as complimentary bagels, coffee and tea, plus
  • No special exhibition fee before 10:00am
  • Create a memory in our Minecraft photo op, or get creative with Minecraft Crafts
  • After checking out the exhibit, stick around to enjoy the final day of Minecraft the Exhibition’s opening weekend
  • No RSVP required

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Mojang

COSTUMES

  • Costumes must fit through a single doorway (less than 85.5-inches tall X 35-inches wide) 
  • Costumes cannot include: pyrotechnics, fire, smoke, steam, fog, helium balloons, et cetera and are subject to MoPOP building policies
  • No nudity, lewd, or offensive costumes 
  • No full or partial body paint in place of clothing. Photo identification may be required for guests with face concealing paint.
  • Masks are acceptable in the museum, but must be taken off while inside the galleries.

 

WEAPONS POLICY

  • Functional weapons are strictly prohibited
  • Costume weapons must be inspected at the security station located at the museum entrance’s (**internal note – Sky Church Ticketing and Main Ticketing post will be conducting these checks. Security will provide tags for approved weapons**) and must conform to state and federal law. Costume weapons will be tagged with a wristband after security's inspection.
  • Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable
  • Costume swords must be tied to the costume so that they cannot be drawn.
  • Individuals not willing to have their costume weapons inspected or tagged, or are not willing to comply with the above, will be asked to leave the premises

Opening Weekend Celebration

Event date SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

SATURDAY EARLY ENTRANCE

Event time STARTS AT 8:00AM

Beat the rush of a packed museum and enjoy some fun add-ons, plus museum access for the entire day.

Free Minecraft Poster 8:00am–10:00am Ticket Counter

MoPOP MEMBERS ONLY: Minecraft Merchandise Specials 8:00am–10:00am MoPOP Shop

MoPOP Members will be able to purchase the exclusive Minecraft: The Exhibition tees at a special price of $15 each

Curatorial Talk 8:30am–8:45am & 9:00am–9:15am Sky Church

Join our amazing curatorial team for a short but exciting chat about our new groundbreaking exhibit: learn about the artifacts, exhibit features and how it all came together.

Build the Ultimate Minecraft World out of LEGO® 8:00am–4:00pm Sky Church

Join staff from Play-Well TEKnologies to build an epic Minecraft world out of tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Populate your biome with characters, villages, mobs, and much more. Watch our LEGO® Minecraft world come to life throughout the weekend as each museum visitor adds their own creations, and don't forget to watch out for Creepers. What are you going to build?

Minecraft Build Challenges 8:00am–5:00pm Sky Church & Learning Labs

Rise to the occasion with problem solving, collaborative builds, and teamwork as you try tackle numerous Minecraft build challenges.

Make Minecraft Art 8:00am–5:00pm Sky Church

Create some cool Minecraft-inspired art: draw a selfie, Zombie Pigman, or any of your favorite characters and artifacts.

Zombie Photo Op 8:00am–5:00pm Sky Church

Not all monsters bite! Take a photo with our friendly Zombie!

Culture Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck  8:00am–5:00pm  Restaurant

Morning offerings will include cafe + espresso bar, an array of pastries, and breakfast sandwiches.

INCLUDES REGULAR HOURS ACTIVITIES

SOLD OUT

10AM REGULAR HOURS TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.


sATURDAY REGULAR HOURS 

Event time STARTS AT 10:00AM

Minecraft: The Rise of a Phenomenon 12:00pm–12:30pm JBL Theater

Hosted by MoPOP’s Senior Curator Brooks Peck, join Helen Zbihlyj, Community Manager for Minecraft, and Minecraft YouTuber and influencer GoodTimesWithScar as they share their Minecraft journeys, explore the rise of it as a phenomenon, and marvel at its impact and future. Seating is limited, please RSVP at main ticketing. This event will have American Sign Language interpretation.

Minecraft: GoodTimeswithScar Autograph Signing 1:00pm–1:45pm Sky Church

Get an autograph from Minecraft YouTuber and influencer GoodTimesWithScar.

Minecraft: Stories from the Realm  2:00pm–2:30pm JBL Theater

Join a fun, passionate, and diverse panel of local Minecrafters as they share their Minecraft stories.

Minecraft Costume Contest  11:30am Sky Church

Show of your Minecraft costume and get a chance to win some amazing prizes from the realm.

Make Minecraft Art  8:00am–5:00pm Sky Church

Create some cool Minecraft-inspired art: draw a selfie, Zombie Pigman, or any of your favorite characters and artifacts.

Minecraft Build Challenges 10:00am–5:00pm Learning Labs

Rise to the occasion with problem solving, collaborative builds, and teamwork as you try tackle numerous Minecraft build challenges.

Zombie Photo Op 8:00am–5:00pm Sky Church

Not all monsters bite! Take a photo with our friendly Zombie!

Build the Ultimate Minecraft World out of LEGO® 8:00am–4:00pm Sky Church

Join staff from Play-Well TEKnologies to build an epic Minecraft world out of tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Populate your biome with characters, villages, mobs, and much more. Watch our LEGO® Minecraft world come to life throughout the weekend as each museum visitor adds their own creations, and don't forget to watch out for Creepers. What are you going to build?

Worlds with a World Digital Show & Tell All Day  Sky Church Screen & JBL Screen

Minecraft allows us to explore our imagination and creativity in the most unique and engaging ways. Players have an opportunity to show off their creations on our Sky Church screen during Minecraft Opening Weekend. 

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EARLY MORNING ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED


Event date SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

SUNDAY REGULAR HOURS 

Event time STARTS AT 10:00AM

Minecraft: Stories from the Realm 1:00pm – 1:30pm JBL Theater

Join a fun, passionate, and diverse panel of local Minecrafters as they share their Minecraft stories.

Build the Ultimate Minecraft World out of LEGO® 10:00am–2:00pm Sky Church

Join staff from Play-Well TEKnologies to build an epic Minecraft world out of tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Populate your biome with characters, villages, mobs, and much more. Watch our LEGO® Minecraft world come to life throughout the weekend as each museum visitor adds their own creations, and don't forget to watch out for Creepers. What are you going to build?

Worlds with a World Digital Show & Tell All Day  Sky Church Screen & JBL Screen

Minecraft allows us to explore our imagination and creativity in the most unique and engaging ways. Players have an opportunity to show off their creations on our Sky Church screen during Minecraft Opening Weekend. 

Minecraft Build Challenges 10:00am – 3:00pm Learning Labs

Rise to the occasion with problem solving, collaborative builds, and teamwork as you try tackle numerous Minecraft build challenges.

Make Minecraft Art 10:00am–3:00pm Sky Church

Create some cool Minecraft-inspired art: draw a selfie, Zombie Pigman, or any of your favorite characters and artifacts.

Zombie Photo Op 10:00am–3:00pm Sky Church

Not all monsters bite! Take a photo with our friendly Zombie!

SUNDAY TICKETS ▸


Can’t wait until the opening weekend?

Become a member today and get access to the exhibition before the general public FOR FREE on Member Preview Day!

Members have a few different options for early access:

Event date THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17  &
Event date FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Event time 10:00AM–6:00PM

Extended Member Preview Days

  • No special exhibition fee
  • Bring one guest for free (limit one guest per household)
  • Free exhibition poster while supplies last
  • Double member discounts at the MoPOP Shop
  • No RSVP required

BECOME A MEMBER ▸


Event date FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Event time 7:00PM–10:30PM

VIP Opening Celebration—Friend & Council members only

  • Exclusively for Friend and Council members; Invite coming soon!
  • Toast with Mojang and MoPOP curators
  • DJs, drinks, and exclusive access to galleries
  • Interested in Friend and Council benefits? Contact Advancement@MoPOP.org

Event date SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Event time 8:00AM–10:00AM

Extended Member Mornings

  • Members are invited to enjoy the museum and the new exhibit without the crowds, as well as complimentary bagels, coffee and tea, plus
  • No special exhibition fee before 10:00am
  • Create a memory in our Minecraft photo op, or get creative with Minecraft Crafts
  • After checking out the exhibit, stick around to enjoy the final day of Minecraft the Exhibition’s opening weekend
  • No RSVP required

BECOME A MEMBER ▸

 

TICKETS