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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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We went here with he full intention of paying $30 pp. turned out to be there opening day for the new name so we all got in for free. There were tones of people. Lots to see and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a city pass and thought we'd go see it for a half hr. We ended up being there from 1 until closing. It was incredible. The Nirvana exhibit was amazing and there is an interactive music exhibit. Theres fantasy scifi and horror exhibits as well that are fantastically thematically decorated.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with he full intention of paying $30 pp. turned out to be there opening day for the new name so we all got in for free. There were tones of people. Lots to see and do. I bet it's better when it's not free. Playing in the music lab would have been better with less people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Architecturally unique and stunning building, quite futuristic and funky with the monorail riding into it and the space needle looking over it. This is a must do attraction . They had the star trek exhibit as an add on when I was there that had some cool interactive exhibits. Everything is so well done and no corners or expenses cut.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Part art, part trip down memory lane describes this museum. The hands on experience with musical intruments was good. The Star Trek and Wearable art exhibitions were also great. This is a place to check out if you are in Seattle.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was formally the Music Project but is now the Museum of Pop Culture. There are some fun things to see like the Star Trek exhibit and also sections with horror and fantasy themes where you can see stuff like Dorothy’s dress, Captain Kirk’s uniform or Jason’s machete and mask. There is also of course the music part. A special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to the museum multiple times. Its always fun and has cool exhibits. This year I had family in town and we wanted something to do that we could all enjoy. Plus we wanted to be able to interact - which movies do not allow you to do. So we went to the museum. It was great. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

6 guys on a football trip visited this Musuem the day before game day. Interesting Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions. The sound stage was good. But overall I didn't find that there was a lot to keep me interested for more than a couple of hours. I enjoyed it. Beautiful architecture. I wish there was more to see and do.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sorry, we had free tickets for this place. Hendrix section is small, OK. History of the guitar GOOD, Coffee area small and noisy. Pay extra for exhibition, we did not. Guitar sculpture, OK. Best bit was the actual motorbike from Easy Rider. What a shame, I wish I could be more positive.

Thank Jane L
Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not going to lie, visited just for the Star Trek TOS exhibit. What a wonderful job they did putting this together. Interactive, informative and just plain fun to go thru. I recommend this exhibit to all. Took along my grandson of 13 who really like the whole place, from the Horror exhibit to the Sci Fi, Nirvana, Fantasy Movies etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here using the City Pass. Can go to three attractions there - Museum of Glass, Space Needle and here. My out of town guests had a great time and it was easy for me.

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