From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms, to civil rights pioneers, to digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life. Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation explores that rich heritage and the diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the United States and the Pacific Northwest.
Create your own fun in MOHAI’s Kid-Struction Zone! For children 2–7 years old and their caregivers, Kid-Struction Zone helps young visitors learn through fun, hands-on interactions while stimulating curiosity and creativity.
Explore how innovation shaped the Puget Sound region and changed the world. Through interactive exhibits, community and educational programs, and first-person insights from leading innovators, discover Seattle’s role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions.
Discover how Puget Sound’s dramatic environment, diverse population, connections to the broader world, and inventive spirit have shaped its history.
What Seattleites wear—past and present—reveals something captivating about the city’s sartorial spirit. Seattle Style: Fashion/Function highlights how elegance and practicality co-existed and converged in Seattle wardrobes, providing new insights into local clothing ranging from couture to grunge aesthetics.
Explore Agents of Change: 20 Remarkable Jewish Women of Washington State, a special pop-up exhibit from the Washington State Jewish Historical Society featuring women who have made their mark in a wide array of fields including arts, activism, athletics, education, business, diplomacy, law, politics, religion, and philanthropy.
Welcome to the Tinker Tower, a space for young children to innovate through play! Being curious, asking questions, and exploring solutions are all part of the fun of learning. MOHAI’s Tinker Tower allows children the opportunity to solve problems and practice independent thinking. Tools and tips are provided in the exhibit to help adults understand early learning experiences, including ideas about how to engage with children while they tinker and explore the museum.
From pioneer broadcasts to modern broadband, Northwest innovators led the nation in the cable TV revolution. Live Wires tells the story of the men and women who launched the first cable systems, shaped an industry, and changed American viewing habits forever.
Empires were destroyed, millions perished, and the world was upended by a war meant to end all others. Making its West Coast debut at MOHAI on September 1, 2018 through February 10, 2019 WW1 America tells the story of one of history’s most remarkable moments.
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs brings together rarely seen objects and images from MOHAI’s collection taking a closer look at Puget Sound history through the stories of cats and dogs. Guaranteed fun for animal lovers of all ages–this exhibit shows the importance of these animals throughout history.
Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. This exhibit is a lens into 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography.
The beloved Hammons House is on display at MOHAI at Lake Union Park for the first time! A newly designed case features the home decorated for the holidays, shown with a pair of original portraits that also appear in miniature inside the house.
Each year, MOHAI partners with GeekWire to present the Seattle 10—a collection of history-making local start-up companies. These ground-breaking businesses reproduce their ideas on giant cocktail napkins, which are displayed in a pop-up exhibit at the museum. See the exciting work being done by these innovative companies, as well as how they are impacting both Seattle and the world.
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