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Museum of Pop Culture

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
+1 206-770-2700
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“star trek” (615 reviews)
“jimi hendrix” (494 reviews)
“sci fi” (316 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
+1 206-770-2700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Original props and costumes from sci fi shows and movies! A huge Star Trek collection and a horror movie collection as well. Other things for those so inclined, but I think just the sci fi stuff is worth the price of admission alone.

Thank thetheaterdante
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, myself and our two kids really enjoyed this museum, especially the Jim Henson Exhibit. There was a lot of really cool things to see and interactive opportunities for adults and kids alike. Highly recommend!

Thank evesoul
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So this is pop culture in a more narrow sense. More the entertainment industry in music and films. Nor red tread, confusing with not much coherence in topics but a little for everybody. Nothing goes very deep, the guitar part was the climate closest in...More

Thank Ellehoj
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got to see all the pop cultures of Star Trek, horror movies, guitars, video games, Sea hawks victory, David Bowie, Inde games, Jimi Hendrix.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a very interesting museum. It has a lot of good things related to music, film and pop culture in general. It's must see place. I recommend it. RomanPi

Thank Roman P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent several hours enjoying the exhibits here, from Star Trek to history of electric guitars. There were also sections for iconic witches and wizards, sci-fi, horror, and soon to open David Bowie exhibit. I highly recommend this for adults and children.

Thank Shibumi365
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed this immensely! Especially the Jim Henson exhibit and the Star Trek exhibit. Both of these exhibits were great and I got to see things that I remembered from being a kid and watching this stuff on TV. But also, learning more about the...More

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Near the Space Needle and Chihuly Gardens, you can do all three in one day. Great Scifi/Fantasy and Horror exhibits; watch the stories in the Horror exhibits. They also had history of guitars, Jimmy Hendrix exhibit, and movies.

Thank noncorteccia
Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I (both Gen X) had a lot of fun at this museum. We mostly came for the Star Trek exhibit, but we really enjoyed the other exhibits, like the Horror movie one. Whoever does the galleries does a really wonderful job with...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must visit this museum if you are interested in pop music. The building is beautiful and unique. It is in the heart of downtown.

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Patricia H
7 July 2017|
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Response from 99Jerry | Reviewed this property |
We were there for several hours and I never saw anyone with any kind of animals. But I'm not sure if they are allowed or not.
19 June 2017|
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Response from char7777 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what special exhibit will be there but we did find parts of it enjoyable and I am over 65. Some parts were more interesting than others.
17 June 2017|
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Response from Augietown | Reviewed this property |
General admission is $28. The Jim Henson Exhibit is an additional $5.