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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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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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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Auburn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was a suggestion by the man sitting next to me on the plane. It was a very different museum. I love the fantasy part of it with movie in the dragonfly's eyes. There was also a Star Wars Wardrobe even there which you had to pay extra for. I was okay with the Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There's something for everyone - we got to see the Nirvana exhibit as well as really thorough and interesting ones on music videos & Jimi Hendrix. It was great to learn so much and see detailed music memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We are music lovers so wanted to check this out. Found it very interesting, great exhibit on Jimi Hendrix that we enjoyed. Several different things that kids would probably find quite fun. The building itself is really cool and we were really glad we did the tour. We were on limited time but think you can get thru this in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

$30 a head to enter. Not sure it is worth it if you are not a Hendrix or Nirvana fan (I'm not), but they had a Star Wars costume exhibit that my son wanted to see (not sure what this had to do with music, but....). Nice selection of Star Wars stuff in the specialty gift shop. Also a Fantasy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

As museums go, this was a bit of a let down. This big space had only a handful of exhibits. Good for music lovers but left you wanting more; feeling like something was missing in the experience. Great watching video on the huge high def screen. Only went because it was included on the Seattle City Pass. Would not spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon exploring the EMP. The Star Wars exhibit was amazing, as were the guitars, the Hendrix experience and especially the Sound Lab. Plan on spending a solid half day exploring and playing.

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