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Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Description: Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to...
Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, take over the spotlight in On Stage, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make EMP a destination unlike any other.
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Good Pop Culture Museum

I expected more on the music end, but a decent museum of Pop Culture. The Guitar room was cool, the Star Wars Costume exhibit was fun. THe SciFI and Horror exhibits were also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We didn't get to see it all, but paid extra to see the costumes from Star Wars, worth it!, food in bar/cafe was to die for! Bartender lady was so much fun! Food done by Wolfgang Puk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I expected more on the music end, but a decent museum of Pop Culture. The Guitar room was cool, the Star Wars Costume exhibit was fun. THe SciFI and Horror exhibits were also very neat. The indie video game exhibit was quite boring. Was also a very expensive musuem, $60+ for 2 people.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

we expected this to be a history of music. It was just some cartoon character, a bunch of video game for kids to play and only a small part for Nirvana and Jimmy Hendrix. I would suggest go to a guitar place for free and will get the same amount of entertainment without paying a penny

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Rockwood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Went back to the EMP Museum again on a recent trip to Seattle - primarily to see the 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' exhibit. I loved seeing all the original costumes from the six Star Wars movies (including Darth Vader). I grew up loving Star Wars and this exhibit did not disappoint! All the behind the scenes info... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Avid rock and roll and music lovers in general need to stop by the EMP Museum to learn a lot about the world's favourite artists and the work that goes behind making music! Children will have a blast using all the instruments and making music in the instrument room. A fun place for the family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

There were several exhibits that were closed when I was there. There is a cool area dedicated to Nirvana if you're a fan. Also, there are rooms you can use to play an instrument or sing on the top floor. Kids loved this spot! Overall, I wasn't that excited about the museum, but I think it just isn't my thing.

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I guess what I expected was not very well researched. I expected a lot of Hendrix, but really the museum is an homage to broader and more contemporary popular culture. The fantasy and sci-fi exhibits were great. The Nirvana one spans more than the band and touches on the music scene that came out of the Pacific Northwest. Overall, a... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Crowded on July 4 Duh Book online for quick admission Stars wars the costumes $8 additional cost but worth it! Just to hear darth vaders costume breathe and the light sabers Sci-fiction exhibit lots of artifacts of TV and movies What's up Doc chuck jones animations were fun Get your pix with bugs and daffy Hendrix display signage was too... More 

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Spent over two and half hours here and could of easily stayed longer. There is so much to see in this museum. The Star Wars exhibit is extra, not to happy about that.

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Columbus, OH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went in and saw all the cheap stuff in the museum store and realized this museum has no sustainable, consistent concept. It's a mishmash of interests... Movies, Beatles, Star Trek, video games...with a nod to Jimi Hendrix? We decided to save our money for something with substance.

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Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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