If you’ve been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first Iron Man movie, you probably know that The Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of every event that was set into motion since then. To help celebrate this landmark, Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle has launched their biggest exhibition to date with MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes.
You don’t need to be an expert on Marvel superheroes or comic books to enjoy this exhibit. It helps, though, if you’ve watched the films or grew up reading the comics.
Kids & Parents Alike Will Enjoy…
1. Super hero costumes!
Almost all of main Marvel super hero costumes are on display: Black Panther, Iron Man, Captain America, Dr. Strange… The list goes on. They are very well made. No spandex here!
2. Become Iron Man!
There is an exhibit that will let you become Iron Man. In the Iron Man area of the exhibit, there is a TV screen you stand in front of, and on the screen, you’ll see yourself shrouded in Iron Man’s armor. Then you can take your new suit for a quick flight & shooting challenges! Very fun. (Sorry, I was having too much fun to take a photo.)
3. Take photos with The Thing, Spider-man
The exhibit features a Spider-man hanging from the ceiling. You could re-create that iconic kiss between Mary Jane and Spider-man, but I wouldn’t actually kiss him, because germs. The Thing from Fantastic Four appears early in the exhibit, sitting in a living room with a view of 1940’s New York behind him.
For Comic Book Fans & Aspiring Teenage Artists…
1. Original art
The wide array of original art they’ve managed to hunt down and rent for this exhibit are jaw dropping. Comic book fans will surely recognize these iconic pages. There are too many to name, but the original Frank Miller (the man who made Batman into a dark antihero) art of Daredevil and Elektra is a standout.
Confused about the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Washington Post created a nifty Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline for EVERYTHING that has happened in the lead-up to Infinity War.