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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)
Phone Number:
12067702700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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From Hendrix to The Wizard of Oz

Our first impression was that the museum focused solely on music, but that was a misconception on our part. While a good portion of the museum is dedicated to music, they also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great special exhibits, especially for those who are music lovers. We saw great history from Hendrix and Nirvana. Semi-long but worthwhile walk from main areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum made for a great visit with a variety of different exhibits. The sound lab was great to enjoy and see others enjoying the ability to try the instruments. The games exhibition was good but could have done with some extra games from PlayStation and n64. A good museum to spend the day at.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first impression was that the museum focused solely on music, but that was a misconception on our part. While a good portion of the museum is dedicated to music, they also have exhibits for film as well. See items from Monte Python, the Narnia films, Star Wars, and much more. There is a Star Trek area as well, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Am truly awed by the array of unique memorabilia from the last 50+ years. From the great guitar column to the extensive collection of unique guitars to the fascinating of Hendrix memorabilia to horror and Sci-fi displays, this museum is a must visit. Be sure to include the Star Trek exhibit. Terrific visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommended by a local. We planned to spend a couple of hours at MoPop - but ended up being there all day. What a fantastic place!! Jimi Hendrix exhibits, Horror exhibition, Nirvana, Fantasy exhibition. All topped off by a wonderful Star Trek expo. For 2 adults and one 16 year old child we paid a total of $80. Worth, every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid extra for the Star Trek exhibit and it was fascinating. So many events have come for this little idea that became a really big phenomenon. The music, guitars, Jimi Hendrix all of it was interesting. Could have gone back another day.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was told it was the place to experience pop music but only part of it show case music. Nice for kids, though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent more time but it was getting ready to close. We were there for almost 3 hours and still left a lot to see! A must if you are going to Seattle!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here in a few years and missed when it changed from EMP to MOPOP. It was fun to come back for a visit over a Christmas trip to Seattle when they were running a 50th anniversary exhibit for Star Trek. The exhibits were all well planned, and interesting. The amount of pop culture artifacts from sci fi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is truly amazing. When you walk in there is a huge screen that plays videos. Smashing Pumpkin's 1979 was playing and now my husband and I always smile at each other when we think of our Seattle trip. This is the best type of museum as it's all about Pop Culture. When we visited they had the following... More 

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