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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #36 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really cool place -- especially if you like music, the Seattle music scene -- and Star Trek! It's completely hands-on and experiential. Much or it is a little grown-up for little kids -- but the Lego room is amazing! We spend over an hour in there with our kids. They have gorgeous Lego models of famous buildings and structures from... More

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum with our 14 year old twins, and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. In fact, we spent a lot more time in the museum than we planned. We enjoyed all the exhibits, particularly the horror, syfy, and fantasy exhibits. All music exhibits were excellent. Highly recommend!

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First off.. if you buy the ticket online you save a few bugs. The building itself is spectacular and on top of all the wonderful exhibitions, you get the chance to make some music yourself. The museum is beautifully done and thanks to all the little extras and use of multimedia there is something for everyone. Also check out the... More

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Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum was deigned by Geary that is why we went. We enjoyed the jimi Hendrix exhibit the best. I enjoyed the syfy exhibit by husband not so much. I also enjoyed the fantasy exhibit. This musuem is a little confusing with so many different exhibits. Well worth a visit

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's a nice museum, but only if you like rock. When I went there was a Hendrix and a Nirvana exposition. Some of their instruments were on display and some of their clothes.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I can safely say this was a highlight of our trip. There's an attraction for just about anyone, and plenty of places to chill out for people who maybe aren't as into the exhibits. We went to most of the exhibits and they were all wonderful, packed full of fascinating information and amazing things to see. Icons of Sci-fi will... More

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Phila
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Solid Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions. Cool science fiction floor. Make music on 3rd floor. Disliked: extra charge for audio tour.

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Westport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the recording session, also enjoyed the Fantasy display, and Sci-Fy displays. About 3 hours is enough, I can only look at so many guitars. We did enjoy Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the big screen. Another thing to think about is buying the years membership, it actually was cheaper for us than a day admission.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We paid $23 per person to visit this museum. It took us about an hour to go through all of the exhibits. Some of it was interesting and fun but not $23 worth. May be worth it if you buy it as part of the City Pass.

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Southern California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Science fiction, fantasy, horror, 20 foot tall music video screen, giant guitar tower, private music studios on the third floor to create your own jam session. Many era's of music, musicians, art work, history of music videos, etc. Spend 3 hours here and was surprised at every room.

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