A pop-up version of the official Comic-Con Museum will be open to the public each day during Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC), no badge required. The three-floor pop-up will hold court in Balboa Park, and admission is free for everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

The pop-up museum will include:

  • The Batman Experience, powered by AT&T, is an interactive, immersive experience that includes one of the largest-ever exhibits of Batman-related comics, art, games, props, costumes, and vehicles;
  • “Cover Story: The Art of Comic-Con 50” is a display of original art featuring 50 years of Comic-Con program book covers. First unveiled in March, the exhibit will have an exciting new addition: the original Jim Lee artwork featured on the cover of the 50th-anniversary book;
  • Daily panels in the museum theater, organized by Comic-Con. Four panels per day will give the community a taste of the variety and depth of Comic-Con programming;
  • “Geek Couture: Designs from the Her Universe Fashion Show” is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen designs from the Her Universe Fashion Show runway over the past five years. The exhibit will expand to include this year’s winning designs and select gowns worn by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein;
  • Paint Like Bob Ross is a make-and-take art class where visitors can learn to paint like artist Bob Ross with the help of a Certified Ross Instructor; and
  • “Mondo Gallery: 80 Years of Batman” is a traveling exhibit from the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, that celebrates the history of Batman through 19 iconic and fan-favorite comic book covers reproduced as screen-printed posters.

The pop-up museum will be open from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Sunday, July 21, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. It is intended to represent an early preview of what fans can expect from the finished Comic-Con Museum when it opens in 2021 after renovations.

Photo: SDCC