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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!
First things first. What is the best way to find out about all of the pop up events happening in Los Angeles? Join my LA Dreaming Facebook group. I share information about the pop up exhibits in the group so that way you can always be in the know. Plus, I’ll always share links for free tickets or discounted tickets as I find them.
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
Due to COVID 19 almost all pop ups have had to close and so far none of them in LA have reopened except for Mooby’s.
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You can get take out from Mooby’s but go inside to take photos. The cost is $30 and that includes your food.
A Britney Spears pop up called The Zone just opened up. I have not gone yet, I’m hoping to win tickets since it is pricey at $65 plus taxes and fees. My friend Esther went and she really enjoyed it but was bummed that the way it is set up doesn’t allow for outfit changes. The rooms look so well done and perfect for fans. The lucky room is open to the public as well as the gift shop. There is also a gigantic Britney mural outside. You can find out more information on their website.
This location is in Brea which is a drive from the LA area but it was really cute. Plus, when the owner Taylor told me how she was bedridden for 3 years and dreamed up all of the photos ops while she had nothing else to do really touched my heart. You can read my post on Darling Mushrooms.
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This floral pop up is located at the Westfield Topanga Mall. They have twenty different floral themed spots that you can take photos with.
Museum of Illusions
Located at: 6751 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Museum of Illusions is a pop up photo experience located in Hollywood. The museum uses angles and illusions to create some unforgettable photos. Be sure to allow at least an hour for your experience. I recommend going during the day if you can so that you’ll have fewer people around which makes for easier photos. For a full recap of my experience, you can check out my blog post on the Museum of Illusions here.
Interested in discounted tickets? You can get Museum of Illusion Tickets via Goldstar for $23.50.
Museum of Selfies
This pop up has come back after a short time away. The museum is interactive and full of a ton of photo spots. You can get discounted tickets through Goldstar. Read more about my experience here. The origial location was in Glendale. Now it is located at 6757 Hollywood BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90028.
Scum & Villainy Cantina
Located at 6377 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028.
This pop up has been open for over a year now and has shown no signs of closing anytime soon. The bar is a tribute to the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars A New Hope. This is one of the least underwhelming pop up experiences in Los Angeles but for Star Wars fans it is fun. You can read more about my experience at the Scum & Villainy Cantina here.
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. Discounted tickets are available via Goldstar.
Dumpling & Associates is located at The Row in DTLA and runs through 3/5. You can find more information and discounted tickets in this post.
Coffee World Co
Coffee World is located in the Del Amo Mall just like the foodie space was. This one I don’t know too much about yet but it looks cute! Keeping an eye out for discounted tickets to pop up on Goldstar. You can check out their website 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.
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.
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.
Small Foot Yeti Village
The Small Foot Yeti Village marks the third pop up experience at Warner Bros has hosted within the last year to promote one of their movies. They also had pop up experiences for IT and Ready Player One. You can read more about my experience at the Small Foot Yeti Village here.
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
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
The Foodie Space was so stinking cute! I absolutely loved it. You can read about it here.
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.
There’s currently a Louis Vuitton pop up experience on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Coem here for great photo ops and fashion! Open until November 15th.
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 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
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
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.
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?