We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

EMP Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more
Visit EMP Museum like an insider
Special Offer
$69*
and up
Seattle CityPass

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,793 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 864
    Excellent
  • 554
    Very good
  • 251
    Average
  • 91
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Cool place

Great hands-on experiential museum which is great for families with teenagers. Not quite sure all the sci-fi fits in, but the music heritage of Seattle is proudly displayed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
BigJazza904
,
Brussels, Belgium
Seattle CityPass|Save up to 49% on 5 admissions, compared to booking attractions separately
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and...
Argosy Cruises
Argosy Cruises
Space Needle
Space Needle
EMP Museum
EMP Museum
Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo
Buy a Pass
$69*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

1,793 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Auburn, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I originally wasn't going to go to EMP but I had time to kill while my friend was at work so decided to go. There was a lot of interesting stuff, such as Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana exhibits to a horror movie exhibit. I enjoyed these! I ended up in a few exhibits that didn't do much for me but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Little pricey but we think it's worth it! Educational and fun. Keeps the kids and adults entertained. The staff have always been great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I came for the music and EMP didn't disappoint. There was a gallery with the history of the guitar, and many on display. The Nirvana gallery I preferred over the exhibit in the Jimi Hendrix gallery, but both were very good. I tried my hand at playing the bass guitar, drums and vocals. Now there is no doubt I am... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Pole, Alaska, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I went to the museum with no preconceived ideas of what to expect. I was very disappointed, Exhibits were a mish mash of this and that that didn't seem to be put together in any particular order of overall idea of what the curator wanted to say. I have always liked Jimmie Hendrix and would have liked to seen a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I've been a member of the EMP over the years (on and off) and every single time I go, I have a wonderful time, exploring new exhibits and revisiting my favorites. This past weekend I went with friends to visit the Star Wars Costume exhibit, it was incredible! Then once there, we hit the Sci-Fi exhibit (which adds new items... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum! I'm a big Hendrix fan, like Nirvana and also a huge SF/fantasy/horror geek so it was perfect for me. All the exhibits were excellent and made great use of multi-media but the one that stood out was actually the exhibit on the history of the guitar - really interesting with some beautiful examples of famous Fenders,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great hands-on experiential museum which is great for families with teenagers. Not quite sure all the sci-fi fits in, but the music heritage of Seattle is proudly displayed and creatively presented. You also get a chance to sing and play if you can get into those booths. It's a bit over-priced for what it is and I'm not sure they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great experience! We loved the Jimi Hendrix exhibit and the Church was beyond amazing. Truly beautiful facility and the food and drinks were delicious. Worth every penny and if you are a Star Wars fan, the costume exhibit was spectacular. Just go!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shoreline, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I've been around since the EMP was built, and it was a lot better back in the day. Some of the exhibits look like they have the same equipment and technology from 20 years ago, and with the volume of people it is a bit disorganized and frustrating to move through the exhibits. Many of the exhibits are not appropriate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What a varied musuem this is. It ranges from sci fi to role play to fantasy to Hendrix to sound stages to gaming to..... The displays were all layed out lovely - lots of interaction for kids to get involved with and plenty for adults to read and view. Daleks and Cybermen, Terminator to mention a few of the artifacts... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed EMP Museum also viewed

 

Been to EMP Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of EMP Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Oklahoma
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from EMP Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?