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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived there on the basis of the excellent reviews by trip advisor. But this just wasn't worth it. They have exhibits of Hendrix and some costumes of characters in movies and cartoons. There was a huge screen that was playing music videos. Something you could just see at home. They had a good Lego collection of some sky scrapers,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the EMP with our City Pass. We probably would not have paid to go here separately but the CP is a great deal, especially if you are visiting the city with kids. We didn't have time to tour the whole place but I really wish we did. I was able to check out the Nirvana... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very cool interactive things to do. It is not just words to read on the walls or photos. It is a lot more. I will visit again for sure!

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Port Townsend, WA USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I thought this was the perfect venue to take my visiting granddaughters ages 15 & 17, but it wasn't long before disappointment set in. I had taken a peek at the website and from the descriptions of the current exhibits and the third floor interactive music booths it sounded like a perfect fit. I found the "magic" display especially disappointing.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had to go see the EMP, awesome building, great things to see in there, but I found it boring, overrated and way too expensive. It was average to me

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you know someone in the area who works for a major tech company, they issue what's called a Prime Card to employees. This card enables them to get major discounts on any attraction in the city, so instead of paying $25, you only have to pay $5. That being said, the museum is really quite cool. It's a novel... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The EMP Museum is a pop culture museum located right at the Space Needle. We went in July and they had exhibits on Nirvana, Jimmy Hendrix, Horror Moives, Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I loved it!!! From what I understand the exhibits change so these may not be the options when you are planning to visit. The museum was running extended hours... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The only thing I thought was truly interesting was the area to make your own music. Probably children would find the other areas interesting as well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is by far the BEST museum experience we have EVER had and we visit a lot of states and attractions as a family. There are more interactive exhibits that truly are enjoyable and fun to do. We booked on line and were able to save a few bucks at this museum. If you are visiting Seattle and have some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You can spend the whole day in this museum. Great exhibits about Hendrix and Nirvana. It also has fantasy and horror exhibits with artifacts from popular movies in those genres. Lots of fun and interactive things to do!

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