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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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The History of Punk, Grunge, and Nirvana

It's more than just music, but if you grew up listening to punk and grunge then you will enjoy the photos and sound clips. Even today's teens will enjoy seeing Foo Fighter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

By far, one of the best things that has ever happened to me. The exhibits are amazing, the building is stunning and I can't believe anything like this even exists.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Confession--I went to this museum because I thought my husband would like it; however, I think we equally enjoyed it. We paid the extra for the Star Wars exhibit!!!! WORTH IT!!! The Darth Vader costume with the "breathing voice" and music in the background is downright intimidating. Brought me back to the first time I saw him on the screen... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were surprised by how expensive it was for what there was to see...liked the music stuff, but that's about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The EMP is tons of fun for all ages. As a huge music fan I really loved the exhibits on Nirvana and the Grunge Scene and Jimi Hendrix. Lots of interactive stuff that kept us entertained for hours. If music isn't your thing they also had exhibits on Stars Wars and Horror movie costumes and props, video games, Chuck Jones... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As a lover of music this was the highlight of the attractions I went to. Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix are the two draws but once inside there is so much more. I would have loved to stay my entire time in Seattle in that building. Go, explore, listen and make some music of your own!

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Washington, dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's more than just music, but if you grew up listening to punk and grunge then you will enjoy the photos and sound clips. Even today's teens will enjoy seeing Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl with a youthful face behind the drums in Nirvana. I wish we had more time to devote to walking around and really experiencing the music!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm not much for museums, typically, but this one was pretty excellent. When we went on 8/24 there was a Star Wars exhibit that showcased the actual costumes worn through filming which was really awesome to see, even for those of us not super stoked by the movies. Be prepared, there is an extra cost to see the featured exhibit,... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must see while in the Seattle Center area. Plenty of fun for kids and the nerdy adult. Make sure you have time for this because it's worth spending a couple hours. Music, videos and plenty of games for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum almost 15 years ago, and returned this weekend with our young family. We enjoyed it on our return visit as much as we did the first time, and felt that there was something for everyone. The fantasy exhibit was delightful for each one of us, and of course our kids loved the Star... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were here 15 years ago and it was much different. Back then it was all about music. Now it is much more about movies, TV, sports. A great display about the Seattle Seahawks Superbowl win. Also, nice Star Wars costume display.

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