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Museum of Pop Culture

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630 (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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Short visit but awesome

Showed up here 45 minutes before they closed. Had a chance to see some pretty impressive collectables. The fantasy and sci part were very cool. The guitar and jimi Hendrix... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Showed up here 45 minutes before they closed. Had a chance to see some pretty impressive collectables. The fantasy and sci part were very cool. The guitar and jimi Hendrix displays were also fantastic. The ticket counter gave us a return pass to come back the next day and I plan on going back to see the star trek and... More 

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Encino, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my two teenagers to this museum last weekend and we all loved it . Great to explore ... leave enough time to wander .. Most museums take us about 2 hours ... my 16 year old son spent 5 hours in this one - just loved it !

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Avondale
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a fun time at museum. We could have spent two hours in just the Sound Studio where you. An learn to play instruments and record music. The other exhibits are fun too. The horror film room is PG 13. There were young children in the perimeter exhibits which are just movie props, costumes and written history of... More 

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Thank Ann Marie A
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Given what they charge $25/person I really felt that the place didn't have much to offer especially on the music scene. There was a small exhibit devoted to Jimi Hendrix Seattles most famous native born musician. Having been to the Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland it's hard to judge any other place that displays rock memorabilia. I doubt I'll... More 

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Thank Willydor
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to spend time and see pop culture costumes and props. It was a great experience and it is fun for a solo, couple, or family trip.

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Thank alexanderpX3671AN
Seattle
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no other museum like this that I've ever seen. It's interactive and really inclusive. No awesome musician left behind. We spent 3 hours there and loved every minute. The space needle is right next door so it's easy to find. Check their website for special events too.

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Thank Misohungry117
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the only place I really wanted to go while visiting Seattle and I'm so glad I did. We got there right around when they opened, which I would recommend since there were less school kids around at that time and a bit easier to see the exhibits. The music exhibits were interesting, but, for me, the best parts... More 

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Thank Tiffany L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived to MoPop late so we only had a couple of hours in the museum, could have spent much more. My 16 yo son enjoyed the exhibit on the Seahawks including how their stadium is the loudest in the NFL by design. My singing 10yo daughter loved the making music exhibit including making a recording that we could later... More 

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Thank DancingBearMD
north Seattle
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Among the many attractions in the Seattle Center over which the iconic Space Needle towers is the Museum of Pop Culture. There you will learn indeed feel with your gut and in your dancing feet the really unique contributions of Seattle to 20th and 21st century pop culture and especially pop music. Around the country, it is assumed that all... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very cool architecture both inside and out and great interactive displays. Anyone who loves music, movies and memorabilia will love this place!!

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