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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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If you have any nerdom in you, this is a must visit location! Music, pop-culture, and a variety of specific exhibits make it so there's something for everyone! We enjoyed most of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you have any nerdom in you, this is a must visit location! Music, pop-culture, and a variety of specific exhibits make it so there's something for everyone! We enjoyed most of the museum over the course of most of a day, but there were definitely things we could have spent more time with or missed entirely due to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

They had Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the big screen! It is really an interesting place. The exhibits change. We where there for a Star Wars costume exhibit, old and new. There was also a fantasy exhibit with costumes from The Wizard of Oz and Princess Bride. Lots of music stuff. The Indy video game exhibit is small but interesting and... More 

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Phenix City, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went while they had the Game of Thrones 4D experience and it was amazing. The whole place was amazing. Even the stuff i wasn't that interested in was really fun to see and learn about. So much history and culture available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We came on a whim, and am SO glad we did. My kids had a blast, and quite frankly so did I. You MUST try the OnStage exhibit. It's free (until you're done, and you want to commemorate your performance) and it's really fun. There's only a 5 song selection, but just pick one and go with it. There's even... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you’re into music post 60s and science fiction the EMP Museum is a must see place in Seattle. I’m not that into music and sci fi and I loved the place. It is located conveniently next to Seattle’s most famous tourist attraction, the Space Needle. EMP is a contemporary museum in all aspects – the architecture, interior design, exhibits... More 

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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A very unique type of museum - don't miss it while in Seattle. Best way to get there is by monorail. I cant say I am a museum type of person but my husband is - but coming to EMP I may have had my ideas of "boring museums" changed :) Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a different (in a good way) kind of museum. They have a lot of really cool memorabilia on a variety of different pop culture events. I think the indie game room and the sound lab should be bigger. The room on the history of the electric guitar was really cool .

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Henley Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What's not to like, designed by Gehry. Music and exhibitions of Nirvana, Hendricks and Macklemore. Giant screen, guitar art, jam studios and to top it off the Star Wars costume display. .... Love this place I want it....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

First, the best way to arrive here is by monotrail. It leaves the Westlake Mall, chugs along 5th, and goes straight through the awesome architecture of this museum. (There are parking garages by the mall.) The Seattle City Pass is a good idea too, because you can visit multiple locations for cheaper than they are individually. The gift shop is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Got to visit it because of the CityPass... it was interesting.... Even my 4year old enjoyed it...I would recommend it....

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