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EMP Museum

Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
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Ranked #27 of 213 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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The short version: a treasure trove of pop culture memorabilia, but closed exhibits made this trip less than what it could be. The long version: My wife and I moved to Seattle a year ago, but because of our first pregnancy have just been able to get started and really explore the city. We actually went to the EMP Museum... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

was a little disappointed with this. Being a big music lover and it's history, this didn't have me excited.

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We thought we'd spend only two hours or so here, but ended up spending the whole day (about five hours) and could have stayed longer! So many interesting exhibits and a lot of fun hands on activities. I love music and entertainment, so this place was right up my alley. Very unique and we loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It's not for everyone, but my teenagers loved it. They especially loved the room where they could play instruments and record themselves. The SyFy costume/horror movie prop room and the Lego architecture rooms were also "pretty cool" according to them. That is high praise from my normally disinterested, brooding teens! They spent hours here, making it well worth the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Really interesting for the non-musically inclined as there is a lot of history and memorabilia. There is a number of pop culture exhibits, Lego buildings, and a sound area where you can test out your drum skills in a sound booth. Really cool, even for my hubby, the sound engineer. Enjoy with the whole family. Did I mention that the... More 

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Pepperell MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There didn't turn out to be quite as many things of interest to me as I thought there would be from descriptions... it just seemed a little pricey for me. I saw a few cool things, though.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

In a word - fantastic museum! I knew it was going to be a cool museum but expectations were exceeded by far. The Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions were the highlight for me but the music video exhibit is great too. If you are in Seattle don't miss this. I spent three hours there and could have stayed longer if... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are museum buffs -- and enjoy seeking out history in cities we visit. The EMP is by far one of the best. We started with the Game of Thrones 3D experience -- we waited for almost an hour for a two minute drop off a mountain. Which was actually my least favorite room. The big theatre, sci-fy, guitar room,... More 

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regina, sk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was originally going to the museum as a compromise for my music-loving boyfriend but WOW. You don't need to be super into music to appreciate this museum. The Nirvana exhibit was amazing and so educational and then they have other exhibits like the video games and musical instrument ones where you can really have fun at any age. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We attended the EMP Museum in July, while we were visiting Seattle. I was expecting to like it, because I love music, and they have a great collection and history of guitars in popular music. What I. Wasn't expecting is the great collection of movie memorabilia, the display of skyscrapers of the world made of Legos (I'm sure this was... More 

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