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EMP Museum

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Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
Phone Number: 12067702700
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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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Star Trek Exhibit is really great.

We went for Star Trek and are we ever glad we did. Really well done with lots of original props and costumes. We ended up staying for a long time, a lot longer than we thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband is a huge music and "retro sci-fi" fan so I knew he would love this but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it too. We planned to spend and couple of hours here and ended up spending 4 or 5.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for Star Trek and are we ever glad we did. Really well done with lots of original props and costumes. We ended up staying for a long time, a lot longer than we thought that we would. Also, visited the horror movie exhibit and the fantasy exhibit. There is an exhibit on Nirvana and one on Jimmy Hendrix.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great exhibits, I found the flow a bit challenging, and there are lots of stairs! Very nice though, move at your own pace, re-visit favourite sections. Fun for the whole family, interactive!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is quirky and fun but small much to my surprise. The exhibits included a crazy collection of Wearable Art, costumes and apparel quite interesting in variety. A couple of hours in this museum would be sufficient to touch all bases, the musical instruments in particular were fun. I could imagine returning here with teenage kids.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed everything we saw but didn't plan long enough to see everything! You definitely need more than a couple hours! Some cool history and interesting exhibits.

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Baldwin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The first thing you see when you walk inside is the tower of guitars. Even if you don't play, it's a fantastic sight. Well set up exhibits on Hendrix and Nirvana. One might think Cobain still lives on in more than just his music. Got our geek on in the very excellent Star Trek exhibit and I got to release... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was on our list of places to go in Seattle. The building itself is so impressive. I thought there would be more music history, but really enjoyed the other non music exhibits (horror, sci fi, fantasy). The sound lab was by far my favorite! We got to play with mixing boards and even work on our record scratching skills.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not an art museum in the usual sense ~ more of a modern pop culture experience, with emphasis on rock music & sci-fi / fantasy genres. A gigantic screen at the entrance point shows rock videos & short documentaries. There's a room about Jimi Hendrix, another showcasing indie computer games, a large area devoted to Nirvana... A section... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Two adults and two teens with a pretty good interest in rock music. The specific music exhibits (Nirvana and Hendrix at the time) really spoke to half of our group, not quite as much to the other half - my point being check out the exhibits online before going because enjoyment will really depend on interest. The sci fi spoke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed EMP , it was my first visit. Be sure to attend on National Museum Day or First Thursday of the month after 5PM. If not, expect to dish out some bucks. However, it's well worth the trip. The Jimmy Hendricks display is quite interesting. There's a lot to see, so expect to spend several hours of delightful observations!

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