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EMP Museum

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Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
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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As a family with Teenagers we spent a good couple of hours in the museum. Very interactive and some good hands on displays such as the sound lab. On our visit there was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has some good exhibits on Nirvana, Sci-Fi, and guitars. Most of the remaining exhibits are sparsely populated with displays. The building itself is a work of art, but the space is inefficiently utilized and the displays are just average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the area for the Space Needle view of Seattle. With the long lines of visitors going up, we diverted first to the museum and we were ecstatic to see that there was a Star Trek exhibit on display as well as World of Wearable Art (amazing talent and creativity of the designers as well as interesting video on the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were excited to visit the EMP Museum, but it turned out not to be as exciting as we expected. If you are truly a devoted fan of Nirvana, science fiction or fantasy, then this may very well be your cup of tea. None of the exhibits excited us, and we thought the gift shop was a bit weak as... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a family with Teenagers we spent a good couple of hours in the museum. Very interactive and some good hands on displays such as the sound lab. On our visit there was the Star Trek exhibition which was really fun to see. Very helpful staff, although the gift shop did not have anything with EMP on it apart from... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd heard from a neighbor that her grandchildren could stay there all day so expectations were high. Somehow I think we missed what we were to do even though I asked some fellow with a badge. Nearly every little booth was busy with people waiting. We tried one and I think my 12-year-old granddaughter was entering her contrary stage. It... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to see the history of the Seattle music scene in the 80's and got even more from the visit. So many wonderful exhibits and audio presentations. A bonus for us geeks was the Star Trek exhibit. It was easy to access as well via the monorail.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb, quirky, geeky and engaging, from horror, sci-fi (the Star Trex exhibition was fantastic, to rock and popular culture. Loved it

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We weren't planning on seeing this museum but everyone kept telling us how great it was. We are so glad we did. We loved all the info about Jimmy Hendrix and Seattle's influence in the grunge music seen.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an interesting experience with a very eclectic group of galleries, some of which did not appeal to us whereas some were very interesting. I think most people would find at least part of the museum to be worth visiting. I would not make this one of my top choices if I only had a short time to visit... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do. Be sure to check out the feature exhibits and plan around something that may entice you. I highly recommend spending a solid few hours exploring this place - exactly everything a museum isn't - fun, entertaining and informative!

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