It seems like there are different pop ups in LA on an almost weekly basis. In fact, these days it seems like there is a new pop up event to check out almost once a week. This past weekend I checked out the Grey’s Anatomy Gallery Exhibit pop up as well as a 911 pop up. Both of these pop up events were created to promote these shows as they make their way to your tv screens. Some pop up events will last for only a few days while others like Saved By The Max stayed over a year. Here I have your essential guide to Los Angeles pop up events to help you have some extra fun!

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What Is A Pop Up?

A pop up event can be anything the creators imagine. For the most part in Los Angeles, the pop up events tend to be related to movies & tv shows or Instagram hot spots. In some cases, the pop ups are more like an Instagram museum while others are eateries. The main thing they have in common? They are all temporary.

Current Pop Ups in LA

Museum of Dream Space

mods museum review

The MODS pop up is still open at the Beverly Center. MODS is the Museum of Dream Space. It is a small pop up with only six rooms but it is really great! You can read more about my experience here.

Madcap Motel


This has reopened and is on my to do list as it looks like so much fun. This pop up is where 3d art and augmented reality blend which creates a really unique experience & photos and videos that are really cool. You can check out their website here.

The Donut Museum

Located in Westminster this donut themed pop up looks like a sweet place to visit. You can find tickets here.

Coffee World Museum

This pop up is located at the Del Amo mall in Torrance. This looks really cute and fun!

You can find tickets here.

Past Los Angeles Pop Ups in LA

Grey’s Anatomy Gallery Exhibit

This pop up event was only open for three days to celebrate the season 15 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. It was primarily an exhibit of fan art. You can read more about my experience at the Grey’s pop up here.

we are happy place

Happy Place

This pop up left Los Angeles after a very strong run and has traveled around to other cities like Chicago. Happy Place has been one of my favorite pop ups. Various parts of the exhibit included snacks and it was all really well done. You can read about my experience with Happy Place here.

Mermaid Museum

The Mermaid Museum was hosted by Popsugar & Freeform to celebrate the premiere of a new series called Siren about Mermaids. The exhibit included really fun photo spots and everyone got a nice water bottle to leave with. You can read more about the Mermaid Museum here.


disney pop up exhibit

That’s From Disneyland

This was a collection of Disneyland memrobilla that one man spent years gathering. He finally reached a point where he decided to sell his collection. First though he opened up this pop up experience so that fans could come and enjoy his items. I loved getting to sit in a sky way bucket again. To read more about my experience at That’s From Disneyland click here.

Pokemon Pop Up

pokemon pop up bar

One of the shortest but cutest pop ups in LA was the Pokemon Pop Up Bar. It was only open for one weekend. You can check out my post on the event here.

The Foodie Space

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The Foodie Space was so stinking cute! I absolutely loved it. You can read about it here.
Peach Pit pop up

Any 90210 fans? You can currently check out the Peach Pit in West Hollywood. When I visited the Peach Pit on opening weekend it was a free and really fun experience. They reopened a few weeks later and now charge. If you’re a big fan it could still be worth checking out. If you want to read about my experience you’ll find that article here.

louis vuitton pop up

There’s currently a Louis Vuitton pop up experience on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Come here for great photo ops and fashion! Open until November 15th.

the scenario studios

The Scenario Studios is one of the most professional pop ups in LA that I have ever been to. This place is designed to help you get fabulous photos. You can read about my experience here. For discounted tickets visit Goldstar.

29Rooms tickets

29Rooms is making a second visit to Los Angeles later in 2018. Last year the pop up event took place in Downtown Los Angeles for two weeks in December. Tickets for this event sold out within an hour so be sure to keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale. This experience is great for those who love taking pictures and having their pictures taken. You can read more about my experience with 29Rooms here.

Friends Couch Pop Up

central perk coffee bean pop up

While you can always visit the real Central Perk set at Warner Bros Studio, a pop-up version did make its way to Coffee Beans across LA for a few weeks. You can read all about it here.

Benefit Cosmetics Pop Up

benefit cosmetics pop up

Benefit had a temporary pop up in Beverly Hills to promote a new product. The pop up was adorable and they even gave out delish sprinkles cupcakes with purchases.

Saved By The Max

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Located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046.

Saved By The Max started out in Chicago and made their way to Los Angeles this past summer. Tickets for the restaurant went on sale in the spring and sold out very quickly. A few reservations have opened up along the way so if you have been unable to visit please do not lose hope. This is a recreation of The Max from the hit tv series Saved By The Bell. You will see a small the Bayside lockers, The Max and Mr. Belding’s office. You can read more about my experience at Saved By The Max here.

good burger

Saved By The Max was replaced by a Good Burger Pop Up. Good Burger has now been replaced by Breaking Bad.

What kind of Pop Ups in LA area you hoping for next?

About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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