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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #35 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The guitar exhibit was cool, as they had a complete history of the production of the guitar. I also really enjoyed the exhibit that allows you to play real instruments, very cool. All in all, I think they could do a little more to get better exhibits in the building. For what they have, I think $20 is a little... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Liked this place. Good mix of pop and sci fi exhibits. We paid the extra for the audio tour It is really out of date. Not like other tours that auto play when standing in front of items. Old fashioned iPod. The audio didn't cover half the stuff that was described in the exhibits. At every area there are screens... More

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Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We didn't know anything about the EMP Museum before we walked through the doors. We enjoyed ourselves so much, that we became members, even though we do not live in Seattle! We spent a lot of time in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as the Science Fiction exhibit. We spent over two hours there and still had lots we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you like science fiction, old movies, music (especially Jimi Hendrix) and star trek then you will love it. We spent 2 hours there. Near the space needle and the Chihuly Glass museum.

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Southern NJ
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Yes, the admission price was $22.00, but we spent 3 1/2 hours at the museum and then had lunch in their cafe. And we didn't even go in the section where you can play musical instruments. There is something for everyone: sci-fi, fantasy, rock 'n roll, horror films, instruments, Legos, Jimmi Hendrix, Nirvana......a great mix of different galleries and different... More

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Chester, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the EMP museum while staying in Seattle and it was well worth the stop. The funky facade of the museum adds to the exhibits we found inside. Hendrix and Nirvana exhibits were informative and interesting even for a non-fanatic. The science icon and fantasy exhibit were great exploring different famous costumes and props. The sound lab is a... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great exhibition on Hendrix which interested me not nirvana so much. Interactive booths where you can play instruments and fantastic display of guitars floor to ceiling at the entrance

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

EMP Museum (Experience Music Project) is located at Seattle Centre (1962 World's Exposition)also home to the Space Needle, Key Arena and the Pacific Science Centre. From Westlake Centre Mall in downtown you can ride the Monorail to Seattle Centre. Admission for adults during the weekdays is $20 and weekends is $22 (discount for seniors) is well worth the price of... More

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not sure what I can add to the other reviews. This was my first visit to EMP and I'd wanted to go since I'd heard of it. I like that it's a collection of a lot of different pop culture from music to sci-fi. I have to say that I liked everything about it and at the same time, I... More

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Chicago
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Loved the EMP museum but I only had a few hours to enjoy it. The restaurant has a great selection of food and was a good way to relax after my quick museum tour. Great location near the Space Needle

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