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Museum of Pop Culture

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109 (Formerly EMP Museum)
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+1 206-770-2700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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if you enjoy music you must visit

Awesome buildings,all the rooms has a great set up of history and interactivity. Been able to play with instruments and allowed myself to experience the fun of experiencing good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Santa Ana
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome buildings,all the rooms has a great set up of history and interactivity. Been able to play with instruments and allowed myself to experience the fun of experiencing good music. Nintendo room defenitly cant miss.it. All the 3 floor are full with lots of information, my child and me we had a great learning afternoon, Easy to access, well located... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a fantastic mix of Pop Culture History, entertainment, interaction, music and art. It's an excellent choice for all ages, and there were quite a few school groups there during our visit. The exhibits change, so I suggest checking out their website for upcoming events.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this museum – loved the sci-fi movie exhibit, as well as the horror movie and guitar exhibits. The Nirvana exhibit was done especially well and included some great photos of the band in their early days. While visiting, my husband and I stopped at the museum bar for a quick drink. The bar staff were the friendliest we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm ot sure that Iiked it... Not bad to see how authors made movies. Very a lot you can see about a music, especially about Nirvana. Good for childs and teenagers, because they can try music instruments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here in February 2017. I haven't been here in years. It has changed a little... the exhibits are so fun! Not necessarily everything music related. The Star Trek exhibit was super fun well worth the extra $$.

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the MoPop is a great way to spend a (rainy) day in Seattle. It's got exhibits for everyone; whether you're a trekkie, a music aficionado or a movie buff, there's no chance you won't find something interesting in this contemporary museum. I especially enjoyed the indie video game room, where you can try out and play a... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Paid $50.00 for this museum, took us about 30 min. to decide to leave. It's all things from movies we've never seen, except Wizard of Oz! Total waste of time unless maybe you're a kid!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was great. We had planned to stop in for half a day then see some other attractions, but soon found that one day was barely enough time to see everything. There were exhibits on Grunge, Hendrix, History of Guitars, Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, and Star Trek. Loved it!

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Cedar Hills, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of 20 international business partners to the Museum to do something different. We were all disappointed. We arrived at 3:45 p.m. and were told that we didn't have much time. We purchased the extra Star Wars tickets for $6 each. Everyone was done in an hour. It seems that this is not a museum of pop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have probably never been this excited. At the Jimi Hendrix exhibition I was thrilled. At the Nirvana exhibition serious shivers went down my spine from all that nostalgia. At the guitar museum I was overwhelmed and wanted to ready every single text there is. At the jamming studios I think I nearly died for a moment from enthusiasm and... More 

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