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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #35 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A friend and I got the Seattle City pass which included the EMP museum and we were both very glad it did. The museum currently has an exhibition about Jimmy Hendrix during his time in London as well as a Sci-fi and Fantasy exhibit. The temporary exhibits as well as those that are permanently there were awesome. Lots of interactive... More

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sarasota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

jimi Hendrix deserved more and a lot of minor things got too much emphasis. nice building. new management can turn it around

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Penfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Even though this is mainly a music museum, they have an exhibit about Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror downstairs. This is the MAIN reason i went. the exhibits were amusing and well produced. they included actual props from many sf and horror films. i would have given it a better rating if the exhibit had been bigger.

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Mpls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband dragged me here - he is an aging rocker (musician) but I don't play any instruments or sing. I thought I'd basically be wrangling the kids and trying to keep them from knocking over dusty Les Pauls. So I had a friend meet us there thinking we could at least have coffee and conversation. Ended up REALLY enjoying... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is great place for all the family. Some great exhibits, sci fi, music, horror and fantasy all catered for. The music area where you can play the instruments is excellent and brings out the inner rocker in you.

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We're big fans of music! My boyfriend plays the drums and I sign for fun... we had the best time ever at the EMP... especially with the small studios you can borrow to play live music on the second floor of the museum! Interactive expos and great content! I would go there again while in Seattle... and we love Jimmy... More

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Skelleftea, Sweden
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I went there in the afternoon only a couple of hours before closing, with quite low expectations. But I was pleasently supprised and wished I had allocated more time to see everything

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Christchurch
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Ok myself and my daughter loved this visit! I think it helps if you are a fan of music though! The rooms upstairs are so much fun, they have sound rooms you can go in and play drums, guitar, vocals etc. we had so much fun up here! I thought the music displays and history were very informative, loved seeing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Nirvana exhibit, and interesting exhibits on sci-fi and fantasy, but I just didn't "get" the museum and what it's purpose was. So many things seemed unrelated! Hands-on exhibits were fun to mess around with. The exterior of the building is quite interesting and it's location is near other attractions (Chihuly Glass Museum, Seattle Center, Space Needle, Children's Science Museum).... More

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Maui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The building itself is noteworthy and the exhibits are interesting. Good location at base of Space Needle, and the Monorail. Good way to spend a few hours.

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