In more recent years, the museum has extended its reach by travelling some of its exhibitions to other organizations around the country. Examples include a celebration of Minecraft, the popular video game phenomenon, and Body of Work: Tattoo Culture which explores the diverse and inclusive expressions of the tattoo community, including original, commissioned works by notable tattoo artists.
MoPOP’s impact reaches well beyond what might be typically expected from a museum by partnering with the educational community in unique ways. MoPOP’s livestream workshops bring museum content directly into school classrooms, community spaces, and home educational environments. From exploring how science fiction can help fight climate change to investigating the art and science of the museum itself, these interactive workshops serve students in grades K-12, and adults as well. To better address students’ social-emotional learning, virtual student clubs use the power of games, graphic novels, and costume design to connect students to others who share their interests.
The museum provides many opportunities for older students as well. Teens are encouraged to serve on the Youth Advisory Board, and to participate in MoPOP's premier 21-and-under music showcase, Sound Off! These youth programs give participants the chance to learn from industry experts, explore career paths, gain performance experience, and develop their own creative voices. MoPOP’s Teacher Professional Development program features workshops, tours, curriculum development, and networking opportunities. These experiences allow teachers to engage with pop culture — and each other — while also providing useful teaching tools that are interactive, fun, and equitable for all learners.