Viral ‘Selfie Museum’ Now Open in University DistrictSeptember 16, 2021 5:07 pm Taijuan Moorman
Viral Selfie Museum, dubbed Columbus’ first selfie museum, has opened in the University District at 1555 N. Fourth St.
The self-serve photography studio features nearly 20 art installation rooms for amateur and professional photographers alike to snap “insta-worthy” photos in a variety of scenes.
Owner Danielle White said she got the idea for the space after seeing similar concepts in Miami and other big cities. After some research, she realized there wasn’t one in Columbus, and figured people here would enjoy a space like this.
“Columbus is growing so much, it’s definitely something that [people] will love,” she said.
The former leasing agent found the space through a former boss. The campus location is close enough to attract college-aged visitors as well as young people frequenting the Short North, she said, but the fun is for all age ranges. Plus, parking is free.
To build the space, White worked with local home improvement and remodeling company Dream Makers and local artist Tayler Brady, in addition to work she did herself.
“Not only are we a Black-owned business, but also a locally-owned business,” she said. “As a Columbus resident, born and raised, it is important for me to bring a sense of camaraderie back to the community.”
“The pandemic has robbed us of so much this last year and a half, including at times, our smiles. If I can bring joy, laughter, and smiles back to one or many then I’ve achieved what I set out to do,” she said.
Hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Tickets for children ages 4 to 12 are $20 on weekdays, $22 on weekends. Adult tickets are $27 on weekdays, $32 on weekends.
Tickets are by the hour and can be reserved, while walk-ins are based on availability. Private sessions are available after hours.
Masks are required when entering, waiting and walking around, but can be taken off for photos.
For more information, visit viralselfiemuseum.com.
All photos by Taijuan Moorman.