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EMP Museum

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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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Hendrix wasn't open yet too bad since He was great but all the rest was worth it anyhow. Hours of things to look at but if you have a favorite like horror movies or Nirvana or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum. Good content and fun interactive exhibits. Best for those with an interest in music. A bit expensive, like everything else in Seattle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I live in Washington and am used to Washington's version of museums, which generally aren't great. EMP, however, is awesome! It is first class. When I hear music museum I don't really have my interests perked, but this museum can even be interesting to someone who doesn't have a huge understanding or interest in music. The fashion bit of the... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Hendrix wasn't open yet too bad since He was great but all the rest was worth it anyhow. Hours of things to look at but if you have a favorite like horror movies or Nirvana or guitars of sci fi you can spend a long time there. I would go again to see the Hendrix exhibit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

went there as I was staying close by. The museum was fun. a lot of staff on music and film. They had lots of customs from films. There was a great room where they teach you how to play instruments. Not a fan of American football, there is a small room on the Seahawks. But the good thing is that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Yes you have to go here!!! Its not like all other Museums its.... its... its a children's museum FOR ADULTS!!! The Horror Scream box was so cool told me ive be the villain in a scary movie. Theres so much more if u get a City Pass for Seattle DO EVERYTHING.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This unique building was a joy to visit. There were interactive displays in all areas, the largest video screen I have ever seen playing all day and a great sculpture of guitars that you could sit and watch play. The Star Wars costumes exhibit (temporary) was worth the extra $10. Buy a 'City Pass' to get the best prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We probably would not have visited this museum if we did not have the City Pass (well worth getting!). I think we spent more time here than anywhere else we visited while at City Center. Loved the movie memorabilia and the history of guitars. Those that love pop culture will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were not sure what to expect when we first arrived but “Thriller” greeted us at the door and it the rest just got better and better. We loved the Star Wars exhibit and the guitar museum. We had a great time playing drums, guitar, keyboard and even karaoke. One visit might be enough but it was interesting!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I know Nirvana is a big deal, but for baby boomers living in Europe, Jimi Hendrix was bigger. The gallery on Hendrix is very well done, small, but hey -- he smashed and burned lots of guitars, after all. If you'd like to see the remains, her they are.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Much to offer for all ages. My grandson loved the lego exhibit and Paul Allen's SciFiction collection of books and costumes.

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