Over the past few years, we’ve seen a Google app that pairs selfies with famous works of art, considered selfie seating at popular sites to prevent accidents, and learned about ethical wildlife selfies – even NASA has gotten in on the act. It’s safe to say the phenomenon is here to stay, and now there’s yet another photogenic spot for Instagrammers to check off their list.
Like catnip for the social-media savvy, a selfie museum has popped up in Denver, and from the requisite props (a set of wings, a colorful ball pit, a selection of oversized donuts) to the more creative entries (a washing machine you can hop inside, a bedroom where you can climb the walls), it offers multiple interactive sets for staging your shoot.
It’s the polar opposite of the policies at a fine-art establishment – hands-on experience is the name of the game here, and obviously, photography is seriously encouraged, if not downright mandatory. Visitors are encouraged to wield the available props however they’d like and take their time meandering through the various installations. (The museum’s site recommends allowing half an hour if you’re there by yourself and an hour if you’re with company.)
Located on a lower level of a historic building in downtown Denver, the museum is kid-friendly and shutterbugs are welcome to bring DSLRs and other professional cameras, but the space is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets are available online or at the door, and they go for $29 on weekends and $25 on weekdays. (Kids ages 5 to 12 pay $20, and kids under 4 get in free.)
A closing date hasn’t yet been announced for the attraction, which claims to be the Mile High City’s first and only Instagram pop-up museum, though tickets are currently on sale through July 28. For more information, visit denverselfiemuseum.com.